Echinacea is an anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, and is detoxifying. It is the most important medicinal herb in the world.
The Root and Flower is used to make holistic remedies. It is great at fighting viruses, and bacterial infections. It is a great at healing wounds.
Echinacea should not be used for more than 10 days at a time as the body will build up a resistance to it.
Echinacea can be taken in the following forms: Tincture ( which I make ) Capsules, Tea, and Decoctions.
If you live in South Jersey you’ve most likely seen Echinacea growing all over without even recognizing it. The distinct purple flowers are in in full bloom by late summer. Unfortunately, you should never pick Echinacea in the wild, per chance the flower has been sprayed with chemicals. Also the root must be 3 years or older to use it medicinally.
Fun fact, Echinacea’s name is derived from the greek word for hedgehog and was inspired by the appearance of the flowers central cone.