Echinacea in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Echinacea?

Echinacea is used in homeopathy to strengthen the immune system. It is used for bacterial infections, fever and respiratory diseases. It is used in purulent skin diseases and inflammation of the lymphatic vessels.

Leading symptoms

  • fatigue
  • ulcers
  • Inflammation of lymph nodes
  • Insect bites, snake bites

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Echinacea?

The coneflower shows fever symptoms with headache, shivering and increased pulse with accompanying general physical weakness. The face is very red up to the neck, the corners of the mouth and lips are dry and cracked, the tongue is swollen and tingling. One suffers from pinching abdominal pain with thin, yellow-colored stools and flatulence, sour belching, has a feeling of fullness after eating. Vomit looks like coffee grounds.

Nose and throat are inflamed, secreting foul-smelling mucus, the mucous membranes are bluish-black. The gums are sore and swollen. There are recurrent bouts of fever with significant physical deterioration. You feel dizzy. Boils of pus form on the skin after injuries, it heals poorly. Skin secretions and draining pus smell unpleasant.

Patients have a weak heart, pain in the heart area. They are unmotivated, move very slowly, are mentally exhausted.


Echinacea is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:


  • Quiet
  • To lie


  • eat
  • effort

What are typical areas of application for Echinacea?

  • susceptibility to infection
  • fatigue
  • poorly healing wounds
  • blood poisoning

Areas of application in detail

Blood poisoning

Patients develop blood poisoning after frequent and long-lasting episodes of fever, after physical exertion and from hypothermia.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Swollen lymph nodes and inflamed lymph vessels due to pus in the blood, also in the case of blood poisoning.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Cold/ flu/ febrile infection

For acute respiratory infections, feverish infections, colds and coughs.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Fever accompanied by chills with sweating in the upper part of the body caused by bacterial infections, also in puerperal fever.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Autumn depression

Susceptibility to infection, diarrhea, fever, tiredness D6, three to five times a day, in the case of acute need, every hour

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


For the treatment of blistering skin rashes with pus formation. For lip and genital herpes and herpes zoster (shingles). Also for poorly healing skin with diabetes, after injuries, burns or animal bites, in the formation of pus boils ( boils, carbuncles) and abscesses, in non-healing leg ulcers (ulcus cruris) and erysipelas. The skin reacts very irritated to insect bites, snake bites and plant toxins.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


General tiredness, weakness and emaciation due to a weakened immune system.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Echinacea

The mother tincture is given for acute inflammation or infections. For the continuous increase of the immune system, potencies up to D4 are administered both orally and in ampoules.

Echinacea dosage

To contain an initial infection, Echinacea D2 or D4 can be given up to five times a day with five globules. Children receive three globules in the potency D12 or one dose of three globules D30 once a day. A comprehensive constitutional therapy, which determines individual potencies, dosages and duration of administration, should best be worked out in cooperation with a homeopath.

Echinacea effect

Echinacea acts on the immune system and the skin.

Echinacea during pregnancy

Especially in the cold season, pregnant women tend to catch colds and flu. Echinacea increases the immune system. It is given during pregnancy for the onset of respiratory infections that are accompanied by a sore throat, coughing and exhaustion.

Echinacea for Infants & Children

Echinacea is used as a constitutional remedy for sick children who suffer from recurring infections. Babies absorb the drug best through breast milk.

Echinacea for the baby

Echinacea is a helpful remedy for treating susceptibility to infections in babies. The babies are noticeably exhausted and tired. You suffer from loss of appetite and belching after meals.

for dogs, horses and cats

Echinacea is also used in animals to increase their immune system. It is considered a proven remedy for the treatment of boils, poorly healing ulcers and the onset of blood poisoning.

Echinacea side effects

In individual cases, skin reactions (itching, rash) were observed in low potencies (up to D12). Patients with a systemic disease such as HIV / AIDS, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, leukemia and collagen diseases are not treated with the mother tin cure or dilutions up to D2. The administration of Echinacea during chemotherapy must be coordinated with the doctor treating you. Potencies below D12 should generally be avoided in the case of an allergy to composite plants.

Typical potencies: In the self-treatment of acute illnesses, the potencies 2X, 6X and 12X are often used.

fabric type: medicinal plant


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