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CannaKeys has 10 studies associated with Echinacea.

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Overview - Echinacea

Description of Echinacea

Several known species of echinacea are commonly found in North America. Also known as coneflowers it has 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 (Echinacea purpurea-derived alkylamides) 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 mind-altering effects.

Other Names:

Echinacea (Coneflower)
Alkylamides (from Echinacea) that interact with the ECS: 

  • dodeca-2E,4E,8Z,10Z-tetraenoic acid isobutylamide (plus numerous other supplier-based synonyms)

Molecular Formula: C16H25NO


  • dodeca-2E,4E-dienoic acid isobutylamide (plus numerous other supplier-based synonyms)

Molecular Formula: C16H29NO


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Echinacea Receptor Binding

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