Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is a flowering plant native to North America and was extensively used in Native American traditional remedies as well as American folk herbalist
medicines. In the early 20th Century, European herbalists embraced echinacea, and now it’s one of the most popular herbal supplements worldwide. There are at least nine species of echinacea cultivated for use in supplements. The root of the echinacea plant is used. Both traditional use and clinical research demonstrate echinacea’s ability to support immune system health.