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Echinacea Echinacea comes from the Greed word for "sea urchin" or "hedgehog", which is an apt description of its deep pink prickly domed flower. The root is generally used for medicine, but you can use the leaves, flowers, and stems of the Purpurea variety. You can use many varieties of Echinacea for medicine. One that is easiest to find in the nurseries is Purpurea.

          Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, was used by Native Americans to treat blood disorders, snakebites, and other venomous bites. Until the 1930s, Echinacea was the best and most often used antibiotic.

          For general infection, take 1 to 2 droppers full every 2 hours. For acute stages of flues, coughs or colds, take 3 to 4 capsules every 2 hours. Echinacea has no contra-indications. It is safe for all age groups and for pregnant women.

Echinacea can help:

  • Stimulate the production of white blood cells to fight infection
  • Enhance the body's ability to dispose of bacteria, infected and damaged cells, and harmful chemicals
  • Protect cells during infection by preventing pathogens, bacteria, and viruses from entering the body
  • Work as a mild antibiotic
  • Stimulate the growth of healthy new tissue
  • Help reduce soreness, redness and other symptoms of infection
  • Help the body control and prevent infections
  • Fight Candida.

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