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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Echinacea purpurea?
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Here is some basic information about Echinacea purpurea and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Echinacea purpurea.


Echinacea purpurea basic info
Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench.
Family: Compositae.
Genus: Echinacea.
Common names in English: purple-coneflower.
Description: Echinacea purpurea is a North American species of flowering plant, native to eastern North America[3] and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwestern United States as well as in the Canadian Province of Ontario. Echinacea purpurea is also grown as an ornamental plant, and numerous cultivars have been developed for flower quality and plant form. In indigenous medicine of the native American Indians, the plant is used externally for wounds, burns, and insect bites, chewing of roots for toothache and throat infections; internal application is used for pain, cough, stomach cramps and snake bites. - for more info about Echinacea purpurea See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Echinacea purpurea
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Echinacea purpurea in other websites
Echinacea purpurea common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Echinacea purpurea - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Echinacea purpurea - See link.


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