INCI names: ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT | ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA | ECHINACEA PALLIDA | ASTERACEAE
Echinacea augustifolia, the narrow-leaved coneflower, and Echinacea purpurea, the red coneflower, are two plants in the aster family native to central and southern North America. They grow on prairies and dry sandbars. In our country they are grown as ornamental plants.
Polysaccharides, fatty acid, benzoic acid ethyl ester, triacontanol, geramolester, humulene, echinacein, echinolone, echinacoside, isobutylamide, polyacetylenes, chicory acid and ester, 2,3-diferuloyltartaric acid, 2-caffeoyl-3-feruloyltartaric acid, caffeic acid and ester, various flavonoids, tussilagin, isotussilagin.
In America, the roots of the plants were already used by the indigenous Indian population against a number of ailments, including snakebite and purulent wounds. Since the end of the 19th century in Europe used mainly for flu-like infections, febrile conditions, chronic diseases with a lack of the body’s own defense response, chronic polyarthritis and adjuvant cancer therapy.
- skin caring
For a cosmetic application, the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial effect is of interest.