[HERB] Echinacea | Coneflower (flowers and leaves)

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Echinacea / Coneflower

Scientific name: Echinacea Purpurea / Echinacea Angustifolio

Echinacea is a perennial plant with a colored petals tend downwards, the plant has about 9 different varieties. Parts used are leaves, flowers and roots.

Culinary Uses:

Echinacea is used to brew mainly due to the medicinal virtues.

Other uses:

Echinacea helps strengthen the immune system. Also acts as an anti-inflammatory and so helps used externally to disinfect wounds, burns and cuts. Using Echinacea encourages and increases the body's resistance to disease. Properties antibiotic good fight bacteria attack us, especially in winter, and with it actually "go through the winter safely" ...

flowers and leaves Echinacea contain little Acintzin (active ingredient Echinacea to associate with the most features vaccination of the plant) compared to the root of Echinacea, so use the root is recommended more from which benefit most immune.

How to use:

  • Use of internal-Infusion: One teaspoon has to brew the leaves in a glass of boiling water and boil for at least 3 grams of the root for about 10 minutes, filter and drink 3 times a day.
  • External use: to disinfect wounds can prepare a decoction from the root of Echinacea and disinfected with gauze soaked time.

Contraindications and Warnings

  • Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Cutaneous sensitivity may cause
  • may cause insomnia
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