• WordNet 3.6
    • n Echinacea small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n echinacea A genus of coarse composite plants of the prairies of North America, allied to Rudbeckia, but with long rose-colored rays and prickly-pointed chaff. There are two species, which are occasionally cultivated. Their thick black roots have a pungent taste, and are used in popular medicine under the name of black-sampson.
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In literature:

Echinacea is said to be an alterative and to promote perspiration and induce a flow of saliva.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

In news:

Swiss echinacea extract helps prevent common cold .
Sorry, echinacea won't help much.
The dietary supplement echinacea is displayed in a on Monday in Seattle.
(CBS/AP) Think echinacea is good for the common cold.
Echinacea pallida, our most common roadside Echinacea , blooming now.
The memory trigger is the blooming of Echinacea along our roadside limestone glades.
Spires of echinacea in Piet Oudolf's garden in Hummelo, the Netherlands.
Some of the blooms, such as gaillardea and echinacea, are showy.
You opt to pop echinacea pills when you have a cold, but will it really help.
The dietary supplement echinacea is displayed in a Seattle shop in this 2010 file photo.
The largest study of the popular herbal remedy echinacea finds it won't help you get over a cold any sooner.
Echinacea Extract 's Impact on Cold Symptoms.
In the largest echinacea clinical trial ever published, British researchers concluded that using a concentrated Swiss echinacea extract effectively helped to prevent symptoms of the common cold over a 4-month period.
Swiss echinacea extract helps prevent common cold.
When we think of immunity-boosters, antioxidants and echinacea come to mind, but optimism .