The active ingredients in echinacea include chicory acid, various alkamides and polysaccharides. The top of the plant has an extra high content of chicory acid whereas the root primarily contains alkamides. Chicory acid and alkamides have an immune-stimulating effect, and for chicory acid, an antioxidative effect has also been demonstrated.
Milk thistle seed
This highly active plant is an important supplier of silicic acid that facilitates the absorption and transformation of calcium and protects against the depositing of fat in the arteries. Field horsetail contains a concentrated amount of minerals and has a strengthening effect on skin and fur. At the same time, field horsetail is contractive and haemostatic and is therefore recommended for stomach discomfort as well as general states of weakness.