Echinacea is a purple cornflower native to North America. It was traditionally used for snake-bites, burns and coughs in indigenous cultures for at least 400 years.
This wildflower is widely used as an immune-supporting herb and the complex mix of active substances (phenols, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and caffeic acid derivatives) decreases the incidence and duration of the common cold and flu.
Aside from its immune-supporting qualities echinacea is a good antimicrobial for the mouth and urinary tract.
Echinacea has been shown to stimulate the lymph system, helping the body to eliminate waste material from the tissues.
Immune-supporting herb, helpful for cold and flu.
Boost the lymph system, aiding the body to eliminate toxins.
Good antimicrobial for the mouth and urinary tract.
Parts used: leaves, stems and root
Preparation: tincture, fresh leaves, stem and flowers
Primary activities: boost immune system, support lymph system, diuretic, anti-inflammatory
Caution: Occasional sensitivity may cause anaphylaxis, asthma or urticaria