Miraculous Echinacea Plant
Today I will share with you the gorgeous coneflowers in our garden and the miracles of these plants.
Echinacea is a stunningly colorful flower that is used to brew teas and as part of natural remedies. It has very few side effects aside from allergic reactions and is easy to brew right in your own home. The vibrant petals, sturdy roots, and leafy green parts of the plant all make herbal remedies and delicious tea concoctions.
Here are the miraculous echinacea plant and its benefits.
Echinacea is a very popular herb, and people often take it to help fight the flu and colds. Echinacea is a herbaceous flowering plant in the daisy family. Also known as the American coneflower.
The benefits of this plant are researched quite frequently by citizens. Echinacea has a strong effect on the immune system. More than 14 clinical studies have confirmed Echinacea’s ability to improve health. At the same time, these studies show that echinacea is among the most effective supplements for seasonal health. Here are the incredible benefits of echinacea!
Echinacea is about 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters) long when it matures. It is slightly spiny and surrounded by dark pink to pink leaves, depending on the type. The center of the flower has a pointed and dark brown to red seed head (cone).
Benefits of Echinacea:
1. Strengthens the immune system
Echinacea has a strong effect on the immune system. More than 14 clinical studies have confirmed Echinacea’s ability to improve health. At the same time, these studies show that echinacea is among the most effective supplements for seasonal health.
2. Reduces Redness and Swelling
Systemic swelling, redness, and discomfort in the body can have many sources, including an unhealthy diet or strenuous exercise. Eating echinacea or applying skincare products containing echinacea essential oil can help reduce and alleviate tissue irritation.
3. Supports Cell Health
Eating echinacea increases the strength of the protective cells in your body.
4. Facilitates Oxygen Transport
Echinacea can increase the oxygen level in the blood.
5. Supports Oral Health?
When used with other herbs such as echinacea, sage, and lavender, it benefits oral health problems.
6. Reduces Physical Discomfort
Many indigenous peoples far from city life and technology have used echinacea to reduce pain and pain throughout history. Today, research has shown its potential to increase post-operative comfort.
7. Useful for the skin
Echinacea supports normal skin (without serious problems) to prevent blemishes and irritation. Other studies have found that it helps moisturize the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
8. Supports Upper Respiratory Health
Echinacea is one of the best herbs to support upper respiratory health, even in children.
I loved the beautiful echinacea flowers that adorn our garden. My mom dried them up beautifully and we enjoy their tea in the evenings.
Basic Echinacea Recipe
- 1 tablespoon dried echinacea (or 2 tablespoons of fresh echinacea)
- 10 ounces of water
- Sweetener (OPTIONAL)
1. Bring water to a boil using a stove-top pan or a tea kettle.
2. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and add in the echinacea.
3. Place a lid on the pot and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. If using a tea kettle, simply pour the boiling water into a teacup and add the echinacea to a tea ball or tea infuser. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Strain the loose flowers, roots, or leaves from the pot and pour into a teacup. It using a tea ball, simply remove and discard the echinacea.
5. Add flavorings or sweeteners such as honey and lemon if desired. Enjoy!
Here is a short video, that’s how we do it! 🙂
Echinacea offers a variety of medicinal benefits along with enveloping flavor that is sure to make it one of your favorite herbal teas. Opt for homemade echinacea tea from fresh plants in your home garden or purchase a loose leaf variety for quick and easy brewing. Echinacea tea offers a variety of options from dried root tea to fresh echinacea tincture.