Echinacea - vegetable immunostimulatory agent.

Pharmacological action

At the heart of the action  Echinacea capsules
 tablets and tincture of echinacea is the ability of the active substances in the rhizomes and roots of the plant to stimulate cell-mediated immunity, chemotaxis (redirection of leukocytes from the blood vessels into the damaged tissue), cytokine (peptide molecules with anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties that regulate humoral and cellular immunity).

Comments about echinacea, long-term use by patients, indicate that this agent is able to increase the body's resistance to adverse environmental effects.

Form release Echinacea

Alcohol tincture, lozenges.


Echinacea is effective for chronic, acute respiratory infections, oral infections, influenza, ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, chronic infections of the urinary ducts.

Also, in the instructions for Echinacea tincture form it indicated that it can be used topically for the treatment of non-healing wounds, trophic skin ulcers.

Instructions Echinacea - method of application

Children older than 12 years, adult day can dissolve 3-4 tablets. Given the fact that the only possible use of oral echinacea tablets, it is indicated for the prevention of acute respiratory disease, SARS, when the first signs of a cold or flu (in addition to the basic treatment), with recurrent respiratory infections, urinary tract.

For adequate treatment outcome should take the tablets at least a week. At the same time longer than two months of taking the drug is not recommended.

Echinacea tincture in diseases of the respiratory tract adults take 2-3 times daily for 5-15 drops. In some cases where a rapid therapeutic effect is required, it may be used in the first three days of treatment the same 5-15 drops, but about 5-6 times per day.

If necessary, the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract, digestive organs, just once take 40 drops, two hours later, another 20 drops. In the second and subsequent days of treatment and take 60 drops per day, but in three stages.

Allowed to use a tincture of echinacea in pediatrics, but only for the treatment of children 7-12 years old. They can give 10-30 drops of tincture 2-3 reception.

Use of Echinacea tincture form also should not last longer than two months.

Ingest tincture preferably before meals, after adding a little water.

For external  Echinacea Tincture
 applying tincture diluted solution of sodium chloride, is used as a rinse, lotions, compresses.

According to the instructions of Echinacea children after 7 years, adults for the treatment of venous ulcers, wounds recommend using 20-60 drops of tincture diluted in 100 ml of sodium chloride 0, 9%.

side effects

Tablets Echinacea can cause itching, swelling of the face, skin rash, difficulty breathing. There are reviews echinacea tablets, causes a decrease in pressure, dizziness.

Admission tincture can cause nausea, chills, vomiting, digestive disorders, allergic reactions on the skin.

Contraindications Echinacea

Main contraindications Echinacea: leukemia, tuberculosis, collagen, diabetes, AIDS, HIV, and other autoimmune diseases.

Tincture of Echinacea should not be given to children under 7 years old, to take nursing, pregnant women.

Due to the fact that the composition of tinctures have alcohol, be aware that it can cause impaired motor coordination, attention.

Echinacea Tablets according to instructions contraindicated in children under 7 years old.

Note that Echinacea is a serious contraindication Hypersensitivity person to other plants, also belonging to the family Asteraceae: marigold, arnica, chamomile, golden daisy.