Botanical Immune Support
Echinacea is one of North America's most celebrated and relied-upon botanicals for supporting the immune system. Planetary Herbals formulator Michael Tierra was largely responsible for bringing this valued botanical back into Western herbal practice after 35 years of disuse. Planetary Herbals Echinacea Extract combines a concentrated whole root extract with additional whole root powder to capture all of echinacea's valuable constituents and deliver it in a manner that is easily assimilated.
Since it was first introduced into American Medicine by Native Americans in the late 1800's, Echinacea has been one of the most widely used herbs on this continent. With modern research, scientists worldwide are validating the many ways in which Echinacea can strengthen the body's defenses. Echinacea's popularity continues to grow - it is one of the most useful herbs to keep on hand for household use.
Planetary Formulas offers three different products containing premium grade, freshly harvested, pure Echinacea. Obtaining freshly harvested material is essential because Echinacea plants rapidly lose their potency when exposed to heat and light. Once powdered, they can lose their strength in as little as six months. Our harvesters send us whole roots of the current seasonís Echinacea. The roots are custom powdered, tableted or extracted immediately, and placed in tightly sealed, light-proof or amber bottles. This insures that every bit of Echinacea potency is maintained. When properly prepared, Echinacea can remain vitally potent for years.
Echinacea Extract Tablets are made from the roots of the highest quality Echinacea. After grinding, the root powder is immediately extracted in water to isolate as many of the active ingredients as possible. It is then squeezed with a high-pressure extracting press until every drop of "juice" is pressed, leaving the fibrous remainder of the herb (the marc). A portion of the marc is thrown away and the liquid is dried on the remainder, creating a high quality, highly potent extract tablet that gives you the increased potency and bio-availability of a tincture, without the alcohol!
Because of the wide range of benefits that it possesses, Echinacea is one of the most sought-out herbs in the Western world. Give yourself the best of what this herb has to offer with Planetary Formulasí premier Echinacea products.