Echinacea: an indispensable kickstart for heading back to work!

Published On:
September 13, 2022

Heading back goes hand in hand with seasonal change and making good resolutions:
Have you thought about an Echinacea cure?

 

 

Beneficial effects on respiratory mechanisms and ENT infections

 

Echinacea is an ideal plant for boosting immune defences and making the body more resistant to winter infections (colds, bronchitis, anginas). Several clinical studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects on respiratory mechanisms and ENT infections. Echinacea also enables to reduce both the severity and duration of common cold symptoms (1). This plant with purple flowers from the daisy family (Asteraceae) was first used by American Indians to treat respiratory infections and also as a topical solution as an anti-infective for wounds. It was then introduced and marketed in Europe in the 1900s.

 

 

Root and aerial part properties

 

At Natural Origins, we use all the parts of Echinacea: the roots and the aerial part (stem and flower).


The aerial part is harvested twice a year (June and September), contrary to the root which is harvested in November every other year to give it time to regenerate.

 

The two parts are of interest for their respective properties:

  • The root for its content of chicoric acid, a caffeic acid derivative, which has immuno-modulating properties
  • The aerial part which is reputed for its high polyphenol content which we have standardised at 4% in one of our extracts

 

 

A French supply chain

 

Located a couple km from our extraction factory in the South of France, our partner provides us with access to an organic traceable supply chain which we are delighted to show our clients. As such, this relation allows us to ensure plant availability throughout the year (several dozen tons every year), at a set competitive price with steady information available related to the crops and marketing.

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Below are the Echinacea based references currently available in the product range:

Certification Organic Conventional
Part of the plant Aerial Root Aerial Root
Cut Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part Tea Bag Cut 0.3-2.0mm (French)     Echinacea Purpurea Root Extraction Cut 1-3cm
Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part Pyramid Cut 3-6mm (French) Organic Echinacea Purpurea Root 1-3 cm

 

   
Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part Loose Cut 4-10mm (French)      
Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part 1-3 cm      
Powder Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part Powder 300µm Heat Treated Organic Echinacea Purp. Root Powder 300µm Heat Treated 0.5% chicoric ac.   Echinacea Purpurea Root Powder 300µm Heat Treated
  Organic Echinacea Purpurea Root Optifine Powder < 100µm   Echinacea Purpurea Root Powder 300µm Heat treated 0.5% chicoric acid
Extract Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part PE CWS   Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part Dry Extract 20/1  
Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part PE 3-4/1   Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part PE 4% Polyphenols  
Organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Part Dry Extract 4% Polyphenols      

 

All references (titrated or ratio extract, powder or specific cut) can be custom developed in our factories using our industrial tools and our R&D laboratories.

Please do not hesitate to approach your sales contact who can provide you with corresponding documentation and price offers based on your needs.

 

 

Please feel free to contact us.

To see our entire product range, check out our online catalogue available 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK.

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Source :

(1) Jägermeyr, J., Müller, C., Ruane, A.C. et al. Climate impacts on global agriculture emerge earlier in new generation of climate and crop models. Nature Food 2, 873–885 (2021).

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