Core Echinacea is derived from the aerial part of the herb echinacea. Echinacea, also known as the purple coneflower, is commonly known for its immune-modulating properties.1 As we know, the immune system is responsible for defending the body against antigens, such as the ones that induce colds, the flu, infections, and allergies. Echinacea affects the immune-modulating activity by generating an acute-phase response in cells. The acute-phase response is a complex, systemic early-defense system of the body activated by triggers such as trauma, stress, or infection. Echinacea has been traditionally used to promote the body’s ability to regulate microbial balance, affecting digestive, urinary, and respiratory function. It has also been used as a vulnerary (wound-healing) remedy.