Immunostimulating Potency of Different Plants
Expressed as amount of plant needed to produce the same stimulating effect in relationship to the activation of macrophages/monocytes
Immulina (Arthrospira platensis)0.025
American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)1.0
Black Walnut hulls (Juglans nigra)1.0
Green Tea leaf (Camellia sinensis)1.0
Parthenium Integrifolium root1.0
Korean Ginseng root (Panax ginseng)1.0
Alfalfa sprouts (Medicago sativa)1.0
Ginger root (Zingiber officinalis)1.0
Echinacea Angustifolia leaf 1.0
Echinacea purpurea root 2.7
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) 1.0
Red Clover (Trifolium pretense)3.0
Parthenium integrifolium leaf3.2
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale)3.2
Black Cohosh root (Actea recemosa)3.2
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)3.5
Chamomile flower (Matricaria recuita)4.0
Milk Thistle seeds (Silybum marianum)4.4
Echinacea Pallida root5.0
Source: Plugh N, Ross SA, ElSohly HN, ElSohly MA and Pasco DS, Isolation of three high molecular weight polysaccharide preparations with potent immunostimulatory activity from Spirulina platensis, Aphanizomenonflos-aquaeand, Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Planta Med. 2001; Nov, 67 (8) 737-42.