Echinacea is a medicinal herb native the United States that has gained considerable prominence in the western world particularly to stimulate the body immune system to resist viral and other infections. Echinacea has attracted considerable consumer interest in Australia with claims for it to be the most popular medicinal herb on the domestic market. The Australian industry has concentrated on production from Echinacea purpurea with utilisation of both the aerial and root sections of the plant. -- executive summary
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