Solaray Echinacea 460 mg. - 100 Capsules
Solaray Echinacea is also called purple coneflower. Solaray is an herb honored among herbalists for its usefulness especially during the cold season. Echinacea is a wildflower native to North America. While Solaray continues to grow and is harvested from the wild, the majority used for herbal supplements comes from cultivated plants. The root and/or the above-ground part of the plant during the flowering growth phase are used in herbal medicine.
Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies)
Solaray Echinacea was used by Native Americans for a variety of conditions, including venomous bites and other external wounds. It was introduced into U.S. medical practice in 1887 and was touted for use in conditions ranging from colds to syphilis. Modern research started in the 1930s in Germany.
Echinacea is thought to support the immune system by activating white blood cells. Three major groups of constituents may work together to increase the production and activity of white blood cells (lymphocytes and macrophages), including alkylamides/polyacetylenes, caffeic acid derivatives, and polysaccharides. More studies are needed to determine if and how echinacea stimulates the immune system in humans. Echinacea may also increase production of interferon, an important part of the body’s response to viral infections. Several double-blind studies have confirmed the benefit of echinacea for treating colds and flu. Recent studies have suggested that echinacea may not be effective for the prevention of colds and flu and should be reserved for use at the onset of these conditions. In terms of other types of infections, research in Germany using injectable forms or an oral preparation of the herb along with a medicated cream (econazole nitrate) reduced the recurrence of vaginal yeast infections as compared to women given the cream alone.
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Solaray began in 1973 as a pioneer in formulating and marketing blended herbal products with complementary effects. From its inception, Solaray focused on encapsulated products, which offer rapid disintegration and are easy to swallow. By 1984, Solaray became a full line manufacturer, carrying not only the highest quality herbs, but also a full line of vitamins, minerals and specialty products. Over the years, Solaray has contributed significantly to the industry through the innovation of products such as CranActin™, PhytoEstrogen™, Cool Cayenne™, PSA Control™, Estro-3™, and much more. Today, Solaray™ products are sold in over 60 countries! Making a healthier world isn't something Solaray aspires to do ... it's something Solaray is doing. This is Solaray's passion for over 35 years.
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