How To Make an Echinachea Tincture

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How to make an echinacea #tincture. -
Echinacea is known as an important immune stimulant. It’s one of the best remedies for infections.

Scientific names: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinachea purpurea, Echinachea pallida

Common names: Purple Coneflower, Black Sampson, Prairie Coneflower, Rudbeckia

History: Native Americans used it for hydrophobia (rabies), snakebites, fevers, blood poisoning, wounds, cough, sore throat, and ulcers in the mouth. Dr. Meyer, a doctor in the 19th century, was so impressed by it that he allowed himself to be bite by a rattlesnake, after which he bathed the parts with a tincture, took a dram of it internally, and laid down and slept. When he woke all signs of swelling had disappeared.

Parts Used: All the parts of an Echinachea plant are acceptable: flowers, stems, leaves, and root, although the roots and newly blossomed flowers are considered superior. The Echinachea angustifolia variety is said to be stronger than the other two.


You can read the rest of this article over at Creative Christian Mama where I’ll share detailed instructions (and pictures!) on how to make an Echinachea tincture. If you’ve never been to Justyn’s blog before, be prepared to love it! She guest posted with us yesterday about The Many Uses of Coconut Oil.

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