Thursday, June 28, 2012

Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea is a flower found throughout North America. The Native Plains Indians used the plant as a medicinal herb. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat ailments such as the common cold and upper respiratory infections. It has also been used to treat a wide variety of conditions such as migraines, indigestion, eczema, strep throat, urinary tract infections and many more. The plant is used for it's root, and blooms which can be dried and taken in capsule form or made into a tea. 

*This is one of my personal favorites during cold season. I always try to keep some on hand for the first sign of a cold. 

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