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February 2004 | Volume 1 | Issue 2

 
     


ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA

(Echin. an.)


Bot. Name :       Echinacea Angustifolia DC           Family : Compositae

Synonyms :       Brauneria anguistifolio Heller; English : Narrow-leaved cone
                        flower, Black sampson.

Description :      An erect herb, 30-60 cm. in height, sparsely or densely hispid.
                        Leaves alternate, simple lanceloate to nearly linear, 8 to 20 cm.                        long entire, attenuate at base; the lower into slenderpetioles;                        heads solitary on long peduncles terminating the stem and few                        branches; rays purple, about 2.5 cm long, 2-toothed at apex,                         spreading or drooping, fruiting disk often 2.5 cm high.

Habitat :           Found in America and Central Europe.

History and
Authority:
        The proving of this remedy was taken by Dr.J.C. Fahnestock                        and also contributed by T. C. Duncan; A Dictionary of Pract                         Mat Vol. 1, 691.

Part Used :        Whole plant.

Preparation :     (a) Mother Tincture ,                         Drug strength 1/10

                     Echinacea Angustifolia in coarse power                . . 100 g

                     Purified Water                                                 . . 200 ml

                     Strong Alcohol                                                 . . 825 ml

To make one thousand grammes of the Trituration.

                             (b) Potencies :
                                    2x to contain one part Mother Tincture two parts Purified Water and seven parts Strong Alcohol. 3x and higher with dispensing alcohol.