Echinacea’s Potent Antiviral Activities

Echinacea’s Potent Antiviral Activities

Various studies have revealed that certain standardised preparations of Echinacea purpurea (EP) contain potent and selective antiviral and antimicrobial activities. In addition, they display multiple immunemodulatory activities, comprising stimulation of certain immune functions such as phagocytic activity of macrophages and suppression of the proinflammatory responses of epithelial cells to viruses and bacteria, which are manifested as alterations in secretion of various cytokines and chemokines.

Modern Medicine – Feb/March 2019