Echinacea

Echinacea Leaf - Echinacea angustifolia, E.pallida, E. purpurea
echinacea leaf
Echinacea is a pretty flowering plant in the daisy family often cultivated for their showy flowers in gardens, some varieties also have potential healing powers. Our Herbal teas - Ready Mama and Glowing Mama contain this herb.

History

Echinacea is one of the most important herbs used by native American healers. According to one 19th century source, it was used as a “remedy for more ailments than any other plant”. By the 1850s, Echinacea was already widely used by European settlers, largely as an aromatic and carminative for digestive problems. Interest in the plant spread and by the 1930s research in Germany had highlighted its potent antibiotic actions.

Benefits

Bacterial and viral infections
Urinary infections (which, if chronic, can contribute to infertility problems)
Boosts the immune system
Colds
Flus
Allergies
Colic