(For dietary supplement, functional food and pharmaceutical application use)
Echinacea species are perennials that belong to the Aster family and originate in eastern North America. Echinacea contains numerous active phytochemicals such as high-molecular-weight polysaccharides, caffeic acid derivatives, and alkyl amides contribut to its immunostimulatory action. Cichoric acid (a caffeic acid derivative) has also been shown to inhibit integrase, an important enzyme in viral reproduction. Echinacea has also exhibited anti-inflammatory action which is often attributed to the alkyl amides and high-molecular-weight polysaccharides. Oral preparations are popular in Europe and the United States for prevention and treatment of upper respiratory tract infections (URI). Has been suggested for skin and oral wound healing.
Properties & Application
- Skin care (facial care, facial cleansing, body care, baby care)
- Firming/ Botox-like
- To reduce irritation and boost anti-aging efficacy of cosmetic compositions containing hydroxy acids