A Panoramic Review on Ethnobotanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Homeopathic Uses of Echinacea angustifolia

  • Shifa Shaffique Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Anila Rehman The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Saeed Ahmad The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Haseeb Anwer Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Muhammad Asif The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Husain Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Tayyeba Rehman The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Saba Javed Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Echinacea angustifolia, polychrest, homeopathic uses

Abstract

Background: Echinacea angustifolia is traditionally used polychrest remedy and known since 18th century due to many medicinal properties. It is also well known homeopathic medicine that is useful for various diseases. Traditionally it is used in various ailments.

Objective: In present study, attempt has been made to review the literature of the botanical, ethnobotanical, taxonomical, chemical constituents, and homeopathic uses of E. angustifolia.

Study design: This is a narrative brief review in which information was collected from various search engines and text books.

Conclusion: It is concluded from present study that that E. angustifolia could be an alternative to immunomodulatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.

Author Biographies

Shifa Shaffique, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences,

Anila Rehman, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Saeed Ahmad, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Haseeb Anwer, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences,

Hafiz Muhammad Asif, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Ghulam Husain, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences,

Tayyeba Rehman, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Saba Javed, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences,

Published
2018-12-31