A Review on Echinacea Purpurea L. Purple Coneflower Bioactive Compounds used as Belligerent
Echinacea purpurea L. is a herbaceous flowering plant. It is lie in eastern and central North America. E.purpurea acts as anti inflammatory and antiviral components include polyphenols such as polyvinylpolypyrroliodone PVPP , polysaccharides, glycoproteins, cichoric acid 2,3 O dicaffeoyl tartaric acid ,alkylamides and caffeic acid derivatives. These compounds help in direct virucidal activity such as influenza virus A and B, Para influenzae viruses, Corona viruses and Adenoviruses and anti inflammatory effects against several respiratory diseases, affects on the pro inflammatory response of epithelial cells and reduction of mucin by airways cells These bioactive compounds is characterized for further improvements in the efficacy of Echinacea purpurea.
Antiviral, Anti inflammatory, Phenolic compounds, Alkamides
Dr. Priyanka Gupta