- Botanical Name: Echinacea Angustifolia / Echinacea Purpurea
- Common Name(s): Echinacea Root
- Habitat and Growing area: Found in the USA prairies. Found in Canada, and on our farm. I had a nice patch in my flower bed and put seeds into our field. We currently have a beautiful colony growing wild in a meadow setting.
- Pertinent Information on the Plant:
- Antibiotics (inhibits the growth of, or destroy, bacteria, viruses or amoebas)
- Infections (tea, tincture, poultice and plaster)
- Weak immune system
- Alterative (blood purifier)
- Lymphatic tonic
- Anti-microbials (destructive to microbes)
- Anti-Catarrhal (reduces inflamed mucous membranes of head and throat)
- Tonic (a substance that increases strength and tone)
- Acute inflammatory conditions
- Sialagogues (stimulate the flow of saliva)
- Pyorrhoea (degenerative disease of the gums)
- Skin (eczema, acne, boils, impetigo, herpes, ringworm)
- Best herb for blood and lymph purification
- Systems affected lungs, stomach, liver
- Cleansing wounds
- Herpes, Ear aches
- Bitter, pungent, cool
- Your personal experience with the plant. Include your personal experience of tasting it and it’s effect on you.
- The taste is bitter, then burning sensation and creates excess of saliva – I like it!
- For years my family has been a firm believer of the power of Echinacea
- My kids will just start to take if they have a “feeling” of a cold coming on.
- There is real “science” about the effectiveness of this herb
- The reference books used, author, page
Pages (Ang)31, 32, 38, 43-45, 47, 53, 55, 58, 60, 74, 77, 79-81, 93, 99, 105, 109-111, 115, 117, 121, 127, 128, 130, 143, 144, 147, 183, 191, 197, 201, 203, 218, 221, 241
The way of Herbs
Pages (Ang)13, 26, 32, 33, 37, 131-33, 238-39, 310
The complete Encyclopedia of Herbs
Pages (Ang/Purp/Pal) 38, 74, 76, 80, 82, 83, 91, 92, 95, 96, 100, 104, 111, 184, 186, 187, 189, 191, 225, 242, 249, 256, 258, 277, 328-29
Peterson Field Guide
Easter/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Steven Foster and James A. Duke
Cria Pettingill says
Thanks. I used echinacea for years and upon reading this realize I miss it. Do you have some for purchase?
Penelope Beaudrow says
yes, we do! 🙂