Echinacea Purpurea Extract


History of  Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea is a kind of native to North America and Canada echinacea plant, as early as the 17th century, native Americans has used Echinacea Purpurea to treat a cold, toothache, snake bites and other injuries. It was introduced to China around 1995 and cultivated widely. New natural Biotech seld-owns raw material planting base of Echinacea Purpurea over 300000 square meters which ensures the stable and high quality supply of raw material. It’s one of the largest manufacturers of Echinacea Extract in China

Echinacea angustifolia was widely used by the North American Plains Indians for its general medicinal qualities. Echinacea was one of the basic antimicrobial herbs of eclectic medicine from the mid 19th century through the early 20th century, and its use was documented for snakebite, anthrax, and for relief of pain. In the 1930s echinacea became popular in both Europe and America as an herbal medicine. According to Wallace Sampson, MD, its modern day use as a treatment for the common cold began when a Swiss herbal supplement maker was “erroneously told” that echinacea was used for cold prevention by Native American tribes who lived in the area of South Dakota.Although Native American tribes didn’t use echinacea to prevent the common cold, some Plains tribes did use echinacea to treat some of the symptoms that could be caused by the common cold: The Kiowa used it for coughs and sore throats, the Cheyenne for sore throats, the Pawnee for headaches, and many tribes including the Lakotah used it as an analgesic.

Native Americans learned of E.angustifolia by observing elk seeking out the plants and consuming them when sick or wounded, and identified those plants as elk root.

Research and marketing

Echinacea products that are marketed and studied in clinical trials vary widely in composition. They contain different species (E.purpurea, E.angustifolia, E.pallida), different plant segments (roots, flowers, extracts), different preparations (extracts and expressed juice), and different chemical compositions. Well-controlled clinical trials are limited, and many of them are in low quality. There are multiple scientific reviews and meta-analyses published to evaluate the peer reviewed literature on the supposed immunological effects of echinacea. However, the variability of the echinacea products used in the studies limited the comparison of effects and safety among the studies. The results are mixed, inconclusive and have not been approved for any health benefit or anti-disease activity.

Common cold

The evidence that showed the effectiveness of echinacea products in treating or preventing the common cold is weak.


According to Cancer Research UK: “There is no scientific evidence to show that echinacea can help treat, prevent or cure cancer in any way. Some therapists have claimed that echinacea can help relieve side effects from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but this has not been proved either.”

Echinacea Purpurea Extract Main Functions:

◆Echinacea Extract is used to cure kinds of diseases caused by virus.

◆Echinacea Extract can enhance the immunity, inhibit the flu and bleb, which is anti-bacterial, anti-infected.

◆Echinacea Extract has the function of anti-virus, anti-fungi, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-infections and anti-cancer.

◆Echinacea Extract is adjutant treatment of arthritis or skin disorders, promote wound healing, ease pain,

burn pain,against bacterial and viral infections and anti-inflammatory effect.

Echinacea Purpurea Extract Applications:

◆ Applied in pharmaceutical field,it can be made into oral liquid and capsules to prevent cancer.

◆Applied in health product field,it can be made into nutrient liquid,capsule and granule to enhance immunity.

Echinacea Purpurea Extract specifications:

Loss on drying ≤5.00%
Acid-insoluble ash ≤5.00%
Chemical :
Solvent residual(Ethanol) <3000ppm
Heavy metals <10ppm
Arsenic (As) <1ppm
Lead(Pb) <1ppm
Cadmium(Cd) <1ppm
Mercury(Hg) Not Detected
Residual Pesticide:
BHC <0.1 ppm
DDT <0.1 ppm
PCNB <0.1 ppm
Microbial :
Total microbacterial count ≤NMT1,000cfu/g
Total Yeast & Mold ≤NMT100cfu/g
Salmonella Negative
E.Coli Negative
Packaging Packed in paper-drums with two plastic-bags inside.N.W.:25kgs .I.D.35cm×H51cm
Storage: Store in a well-closed container Away from moisture.
Product Name Specification Test Method Appearance
Echinacea Extract Polyphenols 4% UV Yellow-Brown powder
Polyphenols 7% HPLC Light-Green powder
Polyphenols 4% HPLC
(caftaric acid+chicoric acid+chlorogenic acid+echinacosie )
Chicoric acid 1% HPLC
Chicoric acid 2% HPLC
Chicoric acid 4% HPLC
Product Name Echinacea Extract
Latin Name Echinacea Purpurea
Part Used Whole herbal
Active Ingredient Chicoric Acid/Cichoric Acid Echinacoside Polypheonls
Content specification 1%-20% 4% 4% 7%
Appearance light green fine powder Brown Yellow powder Brown Yellow powder
Extraction Solvent Water/ Ethanol Water/ Ethanol Water/ Ethanol
CAS No. 70831-56-0 61276-17-3
Molecular Formula C22H18012 C29H36O15
Molecular Weight 474.37 624.59

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