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Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) is used as a medicinal herb. The roots and flowering tops are used for detoxifying the body and inhancing the immune system.

The root is used as an antibiotic and is often used for a immune system booster.

Plant Info:
Propagated by seed or root division.
Space between rows: 20 cm (8")
Space between seeds: 20 cm (8")
Depth: 1 cm (1/3")
Germination: 14 days
Harvest: 60 days

      Medicinal uses:

    • Antibiotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
    • Given for colds and flu, sore throat, and first sign of cold.
    • Good for internal infection.
    • Good for arthritis.
    • Used for relieving allergies.
    • Used for skin infections

Native Americans used echinecea for sore throat and snake bite. Root with more "tang" is said to be more powerful.

Allegy Remedy

Echinacea tea is mixed with local honey and lemon. Drink at least two cups a day for a week or through the allegy season.

Echinacea Tea:

Two or three springs of Echinacea steeped in hot water for five minutes. Can be used with peppermint for sleep, or lemon and honey for colds.

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