USA. Echinacea angustifolia Root, Cut and Sifted, Certified Organic
Common names: Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Kansas Snakeroot, Narrow Leaf Echinacea
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy)
The whole plant can be used including the seeds, flowers, dry cut aerial parts, and root. The flowers make a showy addition to any flower arrangement.
Echinacea is a safe, nontoxic plant that is used to help support the immune system. Echinacea has many active constituents that promote its immune boosting ability. The true test of a good Echinacea is to chew on the root for a bit and see how long it takes for the “buzzy” or tingling feeling to start. These sensations show the presence of echinacosides in the root. Echinacea root also contains polysaccharides which are thought to activate the immune system in the gut by mimicking the outer coat of bacteria.
The best use of Echinacea is at the first sign of illness, when something “feels a bit off.” Studies show that the length of illness can be reduced when Echinacea is taken appropriately. It can also be used in long term formulas to help activate the immune system.
Grown in Washington State, USA.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any herbal medicines, you should contact your doctor to ensure Echinacea is right for you.