Echinacea tincture (Echinaceae tinctura)

  • Indications for use
  • Mode of application
  • Side effects
  • Contraindications
  • Pregnancy
  • Overdose
  • Storage conditions
  • Release form
  • Composition

Echinacea tincture - a herbal medicine based on the roots and rhizomes of Echinacea purpurea, which has a pronounced immunostimulating effect. The mechanism of action of the drug is due to its ability to activate the processes of cellular immunity, increase the phagocytic activity of macrophages and stimulate chemotaxis. In addition, the drug promotes the release of cytokines. With prolonged use of the drug in patients, an increase in the nonspecific immune response and the body's resistance to adverse environmental factors was noted.

Indications for use

Echinacea tincture It is used to treat patients suffering from acute and chronic respiratory diseases and influenza, infectious and inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity, ulcerative lesions of the stomach and duodenum, as well as chronic infectious diseases of the urinary tract.
In addition, the drug can be used externally to treat patients with wounds that do not heal for a long time, and trophic skin ulcers.

Mode of application

Echinacea tincture intended for oral and external topical use. When administered orally, the drug should be dissolved in a small amount of water. The drug should be taken before meals. For external use, the drug is used in diluted form as compresses, lotions, rinses or tampons. The duration of the course of treatment and the dose of the drug is determined by the attending physician individually for each patient.
Adults with diseases of the respiratory system are usually prescribed oral administration of 5-15 drops of the drug 2-3 times a day. To achieve the therapeutic effect as soon as possible, an oral administration of 5-15 drops of the drug is prescribed 5-6 times a day for the first 3 days of therapy.
Adults with diseases of the digestive system and urinary tract are usually prescribed a single oral administration of 40 drops of the drug, after 2 hours, the drug is taken again at a dose of 20 drops. From the second day of therapy, the drug is taken 20 drops 3 times a day.
Children aged 7 to 12 years are usually prescribed 5-10 drops of the drug 2-3 times a day.
The duration of treatment should not exceed 8 weeks.
Adults and children over the age of 7 years with wounds and trophic ulcers are usually prescribed externally 20-60 drops of the drug dissolved in 100 ml of 0.9% sodium chloride solution.


Increased individual sensitivity to the components of the drug, as well as plants of the family Asteraceae.
Echinacea Tincture not used for the treatment of patients suffering from diabetes mellitus, tuberculosis, collagenoses, leukemia and other autoimmune diseases.
The drug should not be used to treat children under the age of 7 years, as well as women during pregnancy and lactation.
The drug should be prescribed with caution to patients whose work is associated with the management of potentially dangerous mechanisms and driving a car.


When exceeding the recommended doses or the duration of the use of Echinacea tincture, the development of symptoms of gastrointestinal tract dysfunction (nausea, vomiting), increased nervous agitation, sleep disorders, allergic reactions is possible.

If the dosage is exceeded, discontinue use of the drug and take immediate measures of symptomatic and supportive therapy (in accordance with the clinical condition of the patient).

Release form

Tincture. 15 ml, 25 ml in orange or brown glass dropper bottles, sealed with a dropper stopper and screw cap made of polymeric materials.

25 ml, 30 ml, 40 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml per bottle of orange or brown glass, corked with stoppers or stoppers-droppers of polymeric materials and caps screwed on from polymeric materials.

100 ml in bottles or jars of orange glass with a screw neck, corked with aluminum caps with perforation.

Each bottle, dropper bottle or jar, together with instructions for use, is placed in a cardboard pack.


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Echinacea tincture registration certificates

  • LS-001659
  • LP-001175
  • P N002574 / 01
  • LSR-007043/09
  • P N013400 / 01-2001

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The benefits and harms of Echinacea tincture

The homeland of purple flowers is eastern North America, but they are also grown in Europe, Russia and some other countries. Particular attention was paid to the plant by herbalists and healers. It had a wide range of healing properties, could be used as a means of prevention and treatment of diseases of different severity.

Official medicine, too, did not stand aside - infusions, ointments, syrups, juices, teas, powders and tablets can be found in any pharmacy. Among this variety, it is tincture that occupies the first place, since in this form the leaves and rhizomes retain all the beneficial properties.

What is the positive effect on the human body?

  • When used in the body, chemicals are activated that are responsible for mitigating inflammatory processes. As a result, the intensity of colds and infectious diseases decreases. The “tincture of eucalyptus” acts in a similar way.
  • It can act as a stimulant of the immune system.
  • Some chemical constituents of plants can help with yeast infections.
  • It has a positive effect on the skin, accelerates the healing of wounds and injuries of various kinds, eliminates stains and has a rejuvenating effect.

  • Due to its antioxidant properties, the plant has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, improving the elasticity of blood vessels, cleansing them of cholesterol plaques.
  • Helps to cleanse the lymphatic system by stimulating the liver and kidneys.
  • This is an excellent remedy for depressive states, with nervous exhaustion and overwork. A good sedative is also tincture of valerian.
  • It acts as a means of increasing blood coagulation and body resistance to cancer.
  • It has diuretics, anti-allergic, antirheumatic properties, improves metabolic processes.
  • Reduces the risk of acute respiratory infections by 45-58%.

The composition of the tincture of Echinacea

The plant belongs to the herbal family of asters and has beautiful purple inflorescences. Due to this, it is a popular flower among gardeners. But not a beautiful view makes the plant truly unique, but a complex biochemical composition, which includes:

  • trace elements
  • antioxidants
  • oils
  • glycosides
  • phenols
  • glycoprotein,
  • ascorbic and other organic acids,
  • Vitamin E
  • carotene.

The composition also includes many mineral compounds: iron, potassium, calcium, zinc. Including those that are quite rare: vanadium, manganese, silver, beryllium, barium, chlorine, molybdenum, selenium and nickel. In other plants, such elements are practically not found.

Echinacea tincture: instructions for use for children and adults

In order for the effect of drinking to be correct, you need to know how to drink echinacea tincture.

  • Adults Infusion should be taken as a prophylactic against infectious diseases in the spring-autumn period and the first days of the disease. The duration of the course for adults is at least a week and no more than two months. Repeat no more than twice a year. Infusion is used half an hour before a meal, three times a day, 20 drops per small glass of water.
  • Children. Prevention can be carried out not only for adults, but also for children. The main condition is that the child is older than seven years. The recommended dose is 5-15 drops per glass of water, juice or compote, twice a day.

Echinacea tincture: contraindications

People suffering from certain diseases need to be careful about using this infusion, as it can cause negative consequences for the body. So, in what cases is it better to refrain from drinking?

  • With autoimmune disorders, which are accompanied by high activity of the immune system.
  • With toxic liver damage, including cirrhosis.
  • With hypertension and coronary heart disease.
  • It is not recommended for pregnant women and during breastfeeding.
  • Do not use infusion if you have an individual intolerance to a plant or an allergy.
  • Children and adolescents with behavioral disorders, as well as adults with increased nervous irritability, are forbidden to take such fluids.

Cooking process

  1. To get started, prepare a pot. It must be ceramic or enameled.
  2. Put flowers in it and fill it with water.
  3. Put on a small fire and bring to a boil, and then heat for 10 minutes.
  4. You can either leave the drink in a saucepan or pour into another container.
  5. Close the container tightly and leave to infuse at room temperature for 5 hours. This will help the drink reach its maximum concentration of nutrients.
  6. Then strain the liquid and can use.

Pharmacological properties

Echinacea tincture has an anti-inflammatory and immunostimulating effect. It improves the functions of T-helpers, stimulates the production of interleukin-1, increases the phagocytic activity of neutrophils and macrophages, induces the transformation of B-lymphocytes into plasma cells, and also improves metabolic processes, especially in the kidneys and liver.

Echinacea tincture: prices in online pharmacies

Dr. Taiss Echinacea tincture tincture 50 ml 1 pc.

Dr. Taiss Echinacea Tincture 50ml

Education: First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov, specialty "General Medicine".

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Pharmachologic effect

Echinacea is distinguished by a complex chemical composition, providing a comprehensive positive effect on the body. It contains immunostimulating polysaccharides (water-soluble) that can activate cellular immunity: stimulate chemotaxis of granulocytes and increase the phagocytic activity of macrophages. Participates in the release of cytokines, which leads to the proliferation and activation of immunocompetent cells. It accelerates the processes of transformation of B-lymphocytes into plasma cells, activates antibody formation and activity of T-helpers.

It has anti-inflammatory effect. It normalizes metabolic processes, especially in the kidneys and liver.

The course treatment leads to an increase in the non-specific immune response and to improved resistance to the effects of negative environmental factors, including viral, fungal and bacterial infections.

In the course of numerous studies, activity was detected against herpes viruses, influenza, and others that cause colds, and the inhibitory effect on bacterial and tissue hyaluronidase was proved.

Nevertheless, it cannot be said that echinacea is important for immunity and should be taken by all people, regardless of the state of the body's defenses. The general opinion of physicians boils down to the fact that interference with the natural functioning of the immune system does not lead to anything good, and it’s definitely not worth it to take immunostimulants! The use for prevention should also be justified - if a person rarely has colds, then the body protects itself well from viruses. To raise immunity, it is not necessary to take medications, even herbal ones — to eat well enough and fully, to drink enough clean water, to be physically active and mentally balanced - this is more than enough!


  • uncomplicated acute infectious diseases (as a drug that increases non-specific factors of the body's defense),
  • predisposition to frequent, prolonged colds,
  • immunodeficiency states, including against the background of physical and mental overwork, which are manifested by frequent colds,
  • prevention of acute respiratory viral infections and influenza,
  • long-term antibiotic therapy of chronic infectious diseases.

Very often, patients ask, echinacea pills or tincture - which is better? The most effective dosage form is tincture, which is associated with a high concentration of active substances in the drug. Since the drug has ethyl alcohol in its composition, there are some restrictions on its use. It is more convenient for people who drive a car or are busy in jobs requiring constant attention to take the drug in the form of tablets.


  • prevention of acute respiratory viral infections, acute respiratory infections, including influenza,
  • initial signs of colds and flu (in the complex treatment of diseases),
  • with recurrent urinary and respiratory infections (as a means of adjuvant therapy).


  • uncomplicated acute infectious diseases (as a drug that increases non-specific factors of the body's defense),
  • predisposition to frequent, prolonged colds,
  • immunodeficiency states, including against the background of physical and mental overwork, which are manifested by frequent colds,
  • prevention of acute respiratory viral infections and influenza,
  • long-term antibiotic therapy of chronic infectious diseases.

Very often, patients ask, echinacea pills or tincture - which is better? The most effective dosage form is tincture, which is associated with a high concentration of active substances in the drug. Since the drug has ethyl alcohol in its composition, there are some restrictions on its use. It is more convenient for people who drive a car or are busy in jobs requiring constant attention to take the drug in the form of tablets.


  • hypersensitivity to any component of the drug, as well as increased sensitivity to other plants, members of the family (chamomile, golden daisy, arnica, marigolds),
  • systemic pathologies of connective tissue,
  • severe progressive diseases: tuberculosis, widespread atherosclerosis, AIDS, HIV infection,
  • leukemia
  • autoimmune diseases
  • pregnancy,
  • children under 12 years old.

Alcoholic forms of the drug can be used for children from 7 years old externally, but not internal!

Special instructions

Alcohol-containing preparations cannot be taken if it is necessary to drive vehicles and work with equipment that require an increased concentration of attention. Used with caution in people with severe arterial hypertension, liver disease and alcoholism.



Tincture is used internally and externally. The duration of the course of therapy and the dose is determined by the doctor individually, but the treatment should not exceed 8 weeks.

How to drink tincture of echinacea: the drug is previously dissolved in water. Take before meals:

  • Adults with diseases of the respiratory system are prescribed 5-15 drops 2-3 times a day. For a speedy recovery, you can take 5-15 drops 5-6 times a day. first 3 days of treatment.
  • Adults with pathologies of the infectious nature of the urinary tract and digestive system are prescribed 40 drops once, and after 2 hours - another 20 drops. Starting from the second day of treatment, tincture is taken 20 drops three times a day.
  • Echinacea tincture for children from 12 years of age is prescribed 5-10 drops two to three times a day.

Externally, tincture is used in diluted form for compresses, rinses, lotions and soaking vaginal tampons. Children from 7 years old and adults with wounds and trophic ulcers are usually prescribed externally 20-60 drops of tincture diluted in 100 ml of 0.9% NaCl solution.

According to some sources, the use of echinacea tincture is also allowed in children 7-12 years old in a diluted form, 5-10 drops diluted in 3 parts of water, 2-3 times a day. before meals.


Accepted in pure form or with a small amount of water, regardless of food intake. The duration of treatment is set individually, but should not be treated for more than 8 weeks.

  • Adults and children from 12 years old - 55 drops /2.75 ml 3-4 times a day.

Flaky formations and turbidity of the solution and tinctures are normal and do not affect the effectiveness of dosage forms: the bottle must be shaken before use.


The tablet should be kept in the mouth until it is completely dissolved. To achieve the proper therapeutic effect, tablets should be taken for at least 1 week, but not more than 8 weeks per course.

  • Adults - 1 tablet 3-4 times a day.
  • Application for children from 12 years old - similar to adults.

Side effects

The development of the following allergic reactions is possible: skin rashes, itching, swelling of the face, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and a decrease in blood pressure. If any unusual reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued.

According to reviews, echinacea in tablets, in the form of tincture and solution, subject to the recommended doses and frequency of administration, rarely causes adverse reactions.

Drug interaction

There have been no reports of negative interactions of other drugs with echinacea to date.

Since preparations with echinacea have an immunostimulating effect, they should not be taken simultaneously with immunosuppressants, glucocorticosteroids and cytokines.

With the combination of a solution and tincture of a plant with cephalosporin derivatives or preparations with ethanol, nausea, sweating, headache, and a rapid heartbeat may develop.