z Beauty Herb – Echinacea Purpurea

z Beauty Herb – Echinacea Purpurea

Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea


z Beauty Herb – Echinacea Purpurea

The chemical composition of Echinacea purpurea’s herbs and roots includes Alkamides, Ketoalkenes, Caffeic acid derivatives, Polysaccharides, and Glycoproteins. 

Echinacea’s main active compounds include: 

  • Caffeic acid derivatives
  • Alkamides
  • Polysaccharides

Some caffeic acid derivatives found in Echinacea include Caftaric acid, Chlorogenic acid, Caffeic acid, Echinacoside, and Cichoric acid.

Other bioactive compounds in Echinacea extracts include Phenolics, Alkylamides, and Polysaccharides/glycoproteins. 

Cichoric acid is the main phenolic compound in Echinacea purpurea. It has a variety of beneficial skin-related activities, such as: 
  • Antiviral activity
  • Antioxidant activity
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
Echinacea’s pharmacologically active constituents, alkamides and caffeic acid derivatives, can potentially interact with CYP450 enzymes and increase the bioavailability of certain drugs.


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