as the purple cone flower. It is a large
flowered purple daisy. Native to the U.S.
Used by the Native Americans more than
100 years ago as an antiseptic, analgesic
(pain killer) and as a treatment for snakebites.
Both flower and root are used.
Functions / Benefits
Alterative (corrects disordered bodily
functions). Blood cleanser. Antiseptic.
Enhances resistance, and stimulates the
immune system (short term). Reduces the
symptoms of colds and flu-like illnesses.
Abscesses. Infected spots. Duodenal ulcers.
Boils. Herpes. Colds and Influenza. General
infections. Infected sore throats. Gum
Not recommended for long term use –
may actually depress the immune system.
Method & Dose
Ingestion: Half cup of decoction or 1
teaspoon of tincture 4-5 times daily for
Gargle: Mix 1 teaspoon of tincture in
half cup of water.
Take Echinacea 6 days in
a week, or 3 weeks out of 4. Because it
is more effective if not taken continuously.