How To Make an Echinachea Tincture

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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.

Read the full article here. . .


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I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 17 years, mother of five, reluctant cook, full-time teacher, chocolate-snatcher, and children's author. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher'. I don't have initials after my name, a degree in anything but motherhood, or a framed certificate on my wall. What I do have is a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it. Oh, and I also might mention homesteading, homeschooling, fitness, herbs, faith, and anything else I'm thinking about. . . like wow, I need to refill my tea. . .
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  1. geesh! I can’t say I’d be brave enough to let myself be bitten by a snake for an experiment! :P Love echinacea though!

  2. I’m stopping over from Freaky Friday. I haven’t tried making tinctures before; thanks for sharing how to make it with echinacea!

    I recently launched a new real food blog carnival called Fill Those Jars Friday. I’d love to have you come stop by and share this on it:

    See you there!

  3. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)


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