Echinacea is a plant native to Northern America that’s been traditionally used by Native Americans over generations to treat multiple health elements.
The most commonly known Echinacea is known to boost the immune system. It cuts the chances of catching a common cold by 58% and reduces the duration of having that common cold in your body by 60% of the days. Echinacea receives upper respiratory symptoms like acute sinusitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation, to name a few. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and relieves symptoms caused by stress, bodily toxins, poor sleep, and more. In addition, Echinacea provides pain relief from headaches, sore throats, toothaches, measles, and complications from STDs such as gonorrhea and herpes.
Many studies show Echinacea improves or rids acne & boils, cold sores, skin infections and helps provide overall sink regeneration in skincare.
We briefly discussed Echinacea’s ability to fight infection, but we did not cover infections caused by vaginal bacteria, UTIs, and other infections in the bloodstream. When fighting infections, Echinacea can be applied topically and taken orally.
Echinacea is also taken as an aid for mental health towards combating ADHD, anxiety, and depression. It’s suggested to only use about 20 milligrams a day for mental health-related symptoms.
Like many other herbs, Echinacea can be used as a mild laxative. As mentioned before, it helps soothe pain which will help with moving waste from the digestive tract.
Lastly, Echinacea has been thoroughly recommended when it comes to combating cancer. The recommendation is to use the herb alongside traditional treatments for a more effective treatment.
You can use Echinacea in the following forms tea, tincture, capsule, decoction, or glycerin.
Here is an amazing Echinacea recipe that I came across that I am sure you will love just as much as I do.
1 tsp. Echinacea angustifolia Root
1 tsp. Rose Buds
1 tsp. Rosehips
12 tsp. Wild Cherry Bark
1/2 tsp. Dried Lemon Peel
Scoop all ingredients into a tea infuser or tea bag. Pour boiling water over and let steep for 5-6 minutes. This makes enough for one cup, but you can multiple the ingredients to make a full pot.
Starting February 1, 2022, we will offer herbal tea blends that include Echinacea and will sell the herb individually by the once.