PACIFIC NORTHWEST GROWN. Echinacea purpurea Root, Cut and Sifted, Certified Organic
We are proud to offer Pacific Northwest Grown Certified Organic Echinacea purpurea root!
The whole plant can be used including the seeds, flowers, dry cut ariel parts, and root. The flowers make a showy addition to any flower arrangement.
Echinacea is a safe, non toxic plant in the Asteraceae, or Daisy, Family 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 are 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.
Echinacea has been well documented in its immune supportive and stimulating properties. It is a great go-to for first line defense in fighting off colds and the flu. It makes a great tea in combination with other herbs, and is a popular tincture for higher dosing recommendations. Echinacea purpurea is native to the North American continent, and is commonly used in place of its counterpart, Echinacea angustifolia, which can be sometimes over-harvested. Echinacea is a prairie and plains plant and generally drought-tolerant. It grows well in sandy soils. The root generally takes two to five years to mature before harvesting. It is also known as Coneflower. Echinacea angustifolia has a pink flower, where other species have different color flowers.
You can find Echinacea in our Winter Defense Tea, a yummy combination of berries and immune supporting herbs to fortify yourself against colds and flu.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.