Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Echinacea

Scientific Name - Echinacea angustifolia

Properties - Anti-infective, antibiotic, blood purifier, wound-healing aid, immune system stimulant, tonic, febrifuge, antiseptic, alterative

Common Uses - Tea made from the root is frequently recommended to ward off colds and flu.

Parts Used - Root containing cafeic acid glycoside

Locating & Handling - Tea and other preparations may be purchased at health food stores.

Caution - None

Origin - Native to North America. Used medicinally by Native Americans.


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