Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea spp

Family: Asteraceae (Daisy) family


There are three species of Echinacea:

  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Echinacea, Echinacea Pallida
  • Echinacea Angustifolia
Medicinal uses:
Echinacea helps to decrease the severity & length of the common cold and flu, and it is helpful in  reducing symptoms of cough, fever, and sore throat.
Echinacea has beneficial effects on the immune system by:
  • Increasing antibody responses to elevated interferon levels for fighting viruses
  • Stimulating white blood cells to work harder in the fight against infections
Medicinal Recipes:
  • Teas: Steep 1-2 teaspoons of Echinacea leaves/flowers in 1 cup of boiling water for 10-15 minutes
  • Tinctures: Take the dosage as suggested on the product’s label
  • Capsules: Take the dosage as suggested on the product’s label
  • Anyone with an Auto Immune condition
  • Anyone that is allergic to other plants in the Asteraceae (Daisy) family
  • High doses of Echinacea can cause nausea


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