WAYS TO USE ECHINACEA AT HOME?
- Gargle and swallow the tincture at the first feeling of a cold to help numb a sore throat and clear the infection
- Dilute the tincture or make a paste with echinacea powder and water to apply topically to skin wounds and infections such as ringworm
- Echinacea is widely available at health food shops and pharmacies in the form of tinctures, infusions/tea, tablets or powders
- Dry the cone part of the flower and use in floral arrangements
DID YOU KNOW?
The quality of echinacea is all in the taste - the medicine should cause tingling on your tongue (almost like you are having an allergic reaction!). This sensation is a mild anaesthesia which shows there is a good amount of alkylamides which is one of the main medicinal phytochemicals in the echinacea plant.
If you are pregnant/breastfeeding or on drug medication, be sure to consult with a professional before trying these remedies.