Echinacea has been touted throughout history as an aid to the immune system during cold and flu season. Now with the globe experiencing a pandemic, it may help support the immune system and reduce the chances of catching a cold.
Researchers are the University of Connecticut found that taking echinacea before a person gets sick cuts the chances of catching a cold by 58%, and if you do get sick, echinacea can reduce the average duration of sickness by almost a day and a half.
Echinacea, also known as the coneflower, is not only great tasting in teas, it is a pretty easy medicinal herb to grow in your own home and comes packed full of beneficial substances to help the body. It is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family known as Asteraceae.
Echinacea is one of the most popular garden ornamentals with its showy purple flowers that attract all kinds of butterflies and bees.
In fact, the entire plant from the roots, seeds, and fresh flowers are all medicinal and can be made into a flavorful immune-stimulating tea or tincture. –Ready Nutrition
There are other reasons why echinacea is a wonderful medicinal herb!
Echinacea tinctures are an incredible way to get the benefits of this herb too. You can also purchase some dried echinacea herb by clicking here. We always suggest organic if you can afford it and some of the reasons are outlined here.