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The term Echinacea identifies a kind of perennial herbaceous plants that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It’s a native of North America and get its name from the greek word "echinos", which means “rich,” perhaps because of the seed’s structure that has 4 pointed teeth at the top, or because of the pointed leaves around the flower. In the eighteenth century, some North American Indian tribes used it internally to cure colds and coughs, and as a local remedy to treat snake bites. In today’s society, we use the Echinacea Purpurea and Angustifolia species that are widespread in America and in some parts of Europe, especially in Germany and the United Kingdom. Extensive scientific literature highlights its ability to support the immune system.