Echinacea is one of the most widely known herbs in American folk herbalism. Used extensively by traditional herbalists and Native Americans alike in North America for generations, echinacea eventually gained popularity in Europe in the 1900's. One of its main uses is to support healthy immune function, although many of its historical uses were related to topical applications. It is now one of the most available dietary supplements in health food stores and continues to be a subject of many scientific studies investigating its immune support properties.
Echinacea supports immune health.*
Immune supporting, lymphatic, sialagogue
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Root fresh or dried as a tea or tincture or powdered and encapsulated
All aboveground parts fresh or dried as a tea or tincture or powdered and encapsulated
Fresh plant juice
Specific: Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family should exercise caution with Echinacea, due to the presence of Echinace