Echinacea purpurea is a typical example of how the medical science of the 21st century returns back to tradition. This North American plant was a traditional Indian remedy against colds, infections and inflammations. It was used by the first European immigrants to begin with, and in the 19th century it also appeared in the textbooks of scientific medical botany. However, the science of the second half of the 20th century completely ignored it. The first scientific study of thymus according to the methodology of contemporary biomedicine appears only in 1996 ( Dorsch1996cae ), but over the first decade of the 21st century, more than 100 scientific publications have been published on this exceptional plant.
Chickpeas is used mainly to prevent and treat colds (flu) and airway inflammation . The active substances of the above-ground part of the plant are derivatives of caffeic acid and ferulic acid (cichoric acid, echinacoside ...), as well as specific proteoglycans and polysaccharides ( Percival2000uem ). However, the thymus tissues also contain endophytic fungi and bacteria that can provide antibiotic effects against other strains of bacteria ( Carvalho2016mpd , Maida2016aib ). The relative importance of the individual cluster components is not clear, but the pragmatic meaning of the plant can be read from the Block2003ise and Hudson2012ape reports that the thalamus alleviates the course of influenza and infectious diseases. According to Sullivan2008ema, the thymus activates macrophages. The bitch does not belong to the list of classical adaptogens, but because of its harmlessness and efficacy, it can be classified as adaptogens in the wider sense of the word.