Echinacea (Purple Cone Flower)

Immune booster • Pain-killer • Antiseptic

Herbs

   

Echinacea

~ The Immune Booster

Echinacea Angustifolia, or Echinacea Purpurea

   

Also known 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.

Indications
Abscesses. Infected spots. Duodenal ulcers. Boils. Herpes. Colds and Influenza. General infections. Infected sore throats. Gum disease.

Contraindications
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 2 weeks.
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.

 

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