Echinacea angustifolia / purpurea
origin : United States
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) has a long history of use by many alternative traditions.
Its use is believed to have originated with the North American Plains Indians, but in more recent times, echinacea purpurea was noted among the group of organic herbs and spices also used in European traditional medicine. Echinacea is known as Purple Coneflower by modern-day enthusiasts, but it was also known as Snake Root in Native American cultures. It is believed that this name was given as it was historically one of several herbs used for snake and venomous insect bites.
Like many medicinal herbs, echinacea is believed to have a number of healthful properties, making it particularly useful for a variety of applications. This medicinal herb is native to the east and central sections of North America. Although there are several varieties, on the whole, echinacea is easily distinguished by its large, showy petals surrounding a spiny, cone-shaped center.
MAIN ACTIONS :
- immune support
- aids cell growth
- anti inflammatory
- cool + bitter
Warning : those who suffer from active tuberculosis, HIV, leukemia, multiple sclerosis,
inflammation of the nose due to an allergy, from asthma attacks, systemic lupus, erythematosus,
and/or an autoimmune disease should avoid over use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition.
In addition, many herbs are not safe in pregnancy, lactation, children, and in certain health conditions.
When using plants medicinally, please check with your licensed healthcare provider. In addition, strongly consider working with a trained herbalist.