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Echinacea Purpurea

Benefits : 


  • Herbal Remedy for Cold or Flu 

  • Can treat pain

  • Can ease inflammation

  • Can ease migraines

  • Improve immunity

  • Lower blood sugar levels

  • High in antioxidants- Flavonoids, Cichoric acid, Rosmarinic acid: antioxidants are molecules that help defend your cells against oxidative stress

  • May reduce feelings of anxiety 

  • May help treat skin concerns 

  • May offer protection against cancer

Active Compounds found within the plant:


  • Caffeic acid- Caffeic acid is a type of polyphenol, a class of micronutrients known for their antioxidant properties. The nutrient is claimed to have many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral abilities.

  • Alkamides- Alkamides are the major lipophilic constituents of ECHINACEA preparations, which are widely used in some European countries and in North America for common colds. 

  • Phenolic acids- may be beneficial to your health because they work as antioxidants that prevent cellular damage due to free-radical oxidation reactions

  • Rosmarinic acids- powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Ways to be used: 

This herb can be used in many different ways. You can turn it into a tea tincture by boiling the leaf and straining it. You can then add in other beneficial things like honey to make it taste to your liking. 

Echinacea Purpura Herb – Mt. Joy Naturals (mtjoynaturals.com)

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