Before working at the store, I had never heard of Echinacea. It sounded like some weird skin disease rather than an herb used for a cold and an immune support. But I'm always learning new things working at Everything Natural and I'm always happy to share my findings with you guys.
Echinacea, or also known as 'cone flower' to some, is part of Native Americans traditional medicines. Echinacea is used as a dietary supplement, used to fight off infections like the cold and flu, and can be used topically for wounds and skins ailments.
I’ve put dried Echinacea (from the bulk section of the store) in my homemade Elderberry syrup for an added immune boost, but there are so many options for Echinacea. We have tea’s, capsules, extracts, and bulk Echinacea root that you could use to make salves for burn's and eczema. Not only that but they are one the biggest bee attractors! Bee's just love the color of them, and the pollen they produce. You'll find Echinacea germinating in the window at the store coming this spring.
Disclaimer: This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure. The statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA. We are not licensed Physicians, we can only tell you of our experiences with it, and the benefits we received from it. That's not to say that you will or will not receive the same effects from it.