Echinacea Purpurea (Purple Coneflower ) stimulates the overall activity of the cells responsible for fighting all kinds of infection. Unlike antibiotics, which directly attack bacteria, Purple coneflower makes our own immune cells more efficient at attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells, including cancer cells. It increases the number and activity of immune system cells including anti-tumor cells, promotes T-cell activation, stimulates new tissue growth for wound healing and reduces inflammation in arthritis and inflammatory skin conditions. This Herb encourages the immune system and reduces many symptoms of colds, flus, and other illness, infections and conditions.
Often used in Teas and other remedies. Tea: Boil water in a kettle or small saucepan (if making a large quantity of tea, such as when preparing a pitcher of cold echinacea tea). Allow the tea leaves/flower to steep in the boiled water for 10-15 minutes to properly infuse.
Remove the strainer/infuser and enjoy your freshly brewed and refreshing tea.
You can also stir in honey to taste, if necessary.
Alternatives: mix 1 part Echinacea leaf/flower, 1/4 Spearmint, 1/4 Lemongrass
Echinacea purpurea is usually used internally for the treatment of viruses and bacteria, it is now being used more and more for the treatment of external wounds. It also kills yeast and slows or stops the growth of bacteria and helps to stimulate the growth of new tissue. For skin conditions, you can safely consume echinacea tea to eliminate symptoms of eczema, acne, boils, and psoriasis, thanks to the vitamin C content and antioxidants.
Herbs are plants that contain healing properties and can potentially assist with a number of health problems. Some have exotic flavors and unique aromas, that are used to enhance the taste and smell of your food. Consumed dried or fresh, herbs are beneficial either way.
The organic compounds in herbs contain many impressive health benefits, varying widely depending on the species. Some help by boosting psychological health, others by reducing the risk of cancer, regulating bowel movement, fighting inflammation, or simply by their rich content of various antioxidants. These are essential nutrients the body uses to fight various health problems, support cardiovascular health, or fight against bacteria.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Although certain herbs have medical science behind their use, and are even used by medical professionals in treatments. We encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications. Always consult with an herbalist provider or your medical provider to determine an approach towards including herbal supplements in your overall diet.