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Overview - Echinacea

Description of Echinacea

A number of known species of echinacea are commonly found in North America. Coneflowers have been used in traditional medicines by Native Americans for many symptoms such as pain, cough, and sore throat. Parts used include flowers, roots, and leaves. The most commonly used species for dietary supplementation are Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia. In the 1900s, echinacea was the most frequently used plant preparation in the USA. There are more than 400 medical articles and numerous that examine the plant's constituents, therapeutic properties, and the mechanisms by which they are realized. The true identity of its active ingredients (cannabinoids) was until very recently considered elusive. It wasn't until 2006 that researchers discovered that echinacea binds with CB2 receptor with about half the strength of THC, the psychoactive principal cannabinoid of cannabis. Once CB2 receptors are activated, all of the proven therapeutic functions of CB2 are realized but without any mind-altering effects.

Other Names:

Echinacea (Coneflower)

Echinacea Properties and Effects

Anti-inflammatory (e.g. atopic eczema/acne), Immuno-supportive/anti-microbial (e.g. protective against flu, cold, respiratory illness), Analgesia (e.g. topical application in cases of sore throat)

Echinacea Receptor Binding

The herb has a moderate affinity at CB2 with a Ki of ~60nM (about 2.5 x weaker than THC) and a very weak affinity for CB1 with a Ki of >1500nM.

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