both Echinacea and Goldenseal are viewed as beneficial in supporting
the body’s healthy overall immune function, protecting and
soothing mucous membranes and enhancing its response to stress.
When combined, a unique synergism occurs that makes this one of
the most effective supplements available to promote optimal wellness.
Though its been traditionally used to enhance immunity, recent studies
have shown that the combination may also promote healthy digestion,
soothe dry throats, wash bacteria from the urinary tract and support
herbal medicines are traditionally used for treatment of inflammatory
and viral diseases such as cold, cough and upper respiratory infections.
Recent studies show that they can also be used as antioxidants or
free radical terminators to prevent cardiovascular disease, arthritis
and aging. In fact, Echinacea has become one of the most widely
used herbal medicines and dietary supplements in Europe, North America,
The parts of Echinacea used in herbal medicines are the roots and
aerial parts of three species: Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea. angustifolia
and Echinacea pallida. The main active compounds of Echinacea are
caffeic acid derivatives (phenolic compounds), alkamides and polysaccharides.
Among caffeic acid derivatives, several components, such as caftaric
acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, echinacoside and chichoric
acid, are identified from Echinacea extracts. Chicoric acid is the
major phenolic compound in E. purpurea, but minor in E. angustifolia
and E. pallida. Echinacoside is the main phenolic compound in E.
angustifolia and E. pallida, but only trace is found in E. purpurea.
Studies have shown that chichoric acid has immunostimulating effects,
as well as antioxidant properties. Recently, it has been found to
inhibit HIV-1 replication. Echinacoside does not contribute its
immunostimulating activity, but it has antioxidant and cicatrizing
The pharmacological activity of each Echinacea species appears to
reflect the slight variation in the amount of active ingredients
and their chemical profiles. All three species of Echinacea are
found to have a protective effect on the free radical-induced degradation
of collagen, which is probably due to its polyphenolic compounds.
Extracts of E. purpurea roots have greater free radical scavenging
capacity than those of E. pallida or E. angustifolia due to more
amounts of phenolics constitute found in E. purpurea. E. purpurea
is also well known to boost the immune system in prevention of common
cold, flu and chronic respiratory infections because it is rich
in cichoric acid.
Nutraceutical preparations of Echinacea are primarily based on the
extracts or juices from their roots, leaves, stems and flowers.
In herbals and supplements of Echinacea, the active ingredients
in recommended therapeutic amounts depend upon the quality of plant
material, preparation procedures, formulations and storage conditions.
These active ingredients, especially phenolic acids, are mainly
responsible for the pharmacological activities of Echinacea extracts
and plant materials. Therefore, the profile of their content represents
a useful fingerprint to define the identity and the quality of these
To ensure the quality of products, it is important to have reliable
and practical analytical methods for the determination of phenolic
acids in complex natural matrices. It is also a necessary step to
clearly identify the different species of Echinacea to distinguish
the efficacy of the different plants and their parts for a proper
Why Do People Use Goldenseal?
Goldenseal is a bitter that stimulates the secretion and flow of
bile, and can also be used as an expectorant. It also has strong
activity against a variety of bacteria, yeast, and fungi, such as
E. Coli and Candida.
is used for infections of the mucus membranes, including the mouth,
sinuses, throat, the intestines, stomach, urinary tract and vagina.
is used for the following conditions:
healing – goldenseal can be used as a topical anti-microbial
to speed wound healing.
fungal infections of the skin – used topically
colds & flu
sinus and chest congestion – due to goldenseal’s expectorant
and antimicrobial action.
Size: 2 capsules
Servings Per Container: 50
purpurea Root Powder
Root Powder (Hydrastis canadensis)
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 2
to 4 times a day.
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn,
soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule) and Stearic Acid.
Warnings: Continuous high level consumption of this product
for more than 2 weeks of each month is not recommended.
Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Natural color variations may occur in