In 1909 the Council examined into the claims made for echinacea.
It is unnecessary at this time to review in detail the alleged field of usefulness of echinacea.
There is no satisfactory evidence that the claims for any of these substances are any more reliable than those for echinacea.
It is said that echinacea varies greatly in quality due chiefly to the locality in which it grows.
I knew of several very desperate cases, which I think would have terminated fatally but for the timely use of echinacea.
echinacea is said to be an alterative and to promote perspiration and induce a flow of saliva.
When boils progress to the stage where they appear about to "point" then stop and do not suppurate, echinacea is the remedy.