Echinacea pallida

Plant Details

  • Botanical Name: Echinacea Pallida
  • Common Names: Coneflower
  • Plant Family: Asteraceae

There are several species of the genus Echinacea, with Echinacea Angustifolia and Purpurea being the most commonly used in cold and flu herbal remedies due to their purported anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. Echinacea Pallida, like Angustifolia, contains echinacoside, which is highly sought after. Interest in this underutilised herb is growing, especially for use in herbal supplements, skincare and herbal remedies.

Part used: Whole herb, root

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