‘Tis the season for Echinacea

Tis the season for Echinacea

Echinacea has many benefits and uses, especially this time of year when the weather tests our immune systems. I think it tastes funny but cannot deny its powerful medicinal properties which is why it’s the perfect herb for the season.

Native to North America, Echinacea, or purple coneflower, is a beautiful herbaceous flowering plant that is part of the daisy family. The perennial herb can be organically grown in a home garden when full sun is available leading to a mid to late summer bloom. What’s more, is the entire flower is usable and is typically consumed as a tea (leaves) or tincture (root).

During the Fall and Winter seasons, when colds and the flu are more frequent, echinacea is a natural and potent cure. Historically used by Native Americans, echinacea helps strengthen the body’s immune system and resistance. Echinacea helps to:

  • Alleviate sore throats
  • Decrease illness duration
  • Lesson bronchitis symptoms
  • Reduce mucus

And is also antibacterial and antiviral.

When your yearly cold shows its ugly head, don’t hesitate to add echinacea to your regimen. It’s a great option.

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