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Echinacea Purpurea Herb C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.

Echinacea purpurea  |  Origin: United States
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Also known as purple coneflower, Echinacea Purpurea is a member of the Aster family, and is commonly found in Eastern North America. It is most known as an immune-boosting herb.

Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has antibiotic properties and helps to stimulate the immune system and overall activity of the cells responsible for fighting bacteria, sickness, and infection.

Common Name: Echinacea purpurea

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book
Echinacea is often put in combinations with other herbs. It is an excellent infection fighter and is used as a powerful natural antibiotic. A great immune booster.

  • A good cleanser for glands and the lymphatic system.
  • One of the best herbs for helping enlargements and weakness of the prostate gland.
  • Used in ear aches, strep throat, and lymph glands.

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

In practical use today, Echinacea is used primarily to build resistance to infections of the respiratory and digestive tracts.

The proven actions of Echinacea are due to water-soluble polysaccharides. They act by sequestering the attacks of various microbes and allow the body to heal itself. Upon reaching an infected area, the polysaccharides have an immunostimulant effect, which results in the production of leucocytes (white blood cells). The resulting phagocytic action of the leucocytes effectively eradicates a number of infectious organisms.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • We use Echinacea often in tea and tincture combinations for a wide variety of internal and external physical needs. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be made into powder, and used in capsules.
  • Echinacea is a contact healer. It can be used for a variety of inflammatory conditions externally. As such, it is a good idea to have some on hand in emergencies and know how to use it.
  • Unlike most herbs, Echinacea should only be used when you know you have a need, rather than on a regular basis as a supplement. Again, this is different than most herbs.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • As is the case with most herbs, Echinacea should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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