Echinacea is a wildflower of the Compositae family native to the Americas. There are 8 species and several varieties of Echinacea Monenck, all of which are perennial herbs. The main feature is that the receptacle is conical, with tubular flowers or ligulate flowers, usually rose or purple.
The main ones that have been developed as medicines are Echinacea, Echinacea Angustifolia, and Echinacea. Among them, the sales of echinacea extract and preparations ranked in the top 5 in the US pharmaceutical market. In recent years, it has been introduced and cultivated in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other places in China, and used to extract relevant active ingredients.
Specifications, testing methods, and applicable fields of various echinacea extracts:
Echinacea polyphenols 4%, UV, health care, fishing, and poultry
Chichoric acid 1%, HPLC, health care and aquaculture
Chichoric acid 2%, HPLC, health care
Echinacea polyphenols 4%, HPLC, exported to the United States and Europe.