Echinacea is anherbaceous flowering plant, belonging to the coneflower family. They are mainly found growing in North America, blooming the entire summer.
Echinacea has been extensively used by North American tribes for its various medicinal properties. It was used externally for wounds, burns and bites and internally for pain, coughing, stomachic cramps, as an antibiotic, a detoxifying agent, perspirant and antiallergic.
Echinacea however is a plant very rich in medicinal properties. It can help strengthen the immune system, increase the white blood cell count, decrease bloating, facilitate the transport of oxygen to our cells, encourage skin health, strengthen the upper respiratory system, and deliver powerful antioxidant properties. It can also help protect us from viral and microbial infections.
The plant’s root is usually prepared as a tea. We add 1-2 teaspoon of the herb in a cup of boiling water and we simmer for 10-15 minutes.
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