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Mountain Rose Herbs – Echinacea Purpurea Herb 1 lb
Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea is commonly referred to as purple coneflower after its brilliant violet petals and prominent spiny seed head. This species of echinacea has been used extensively by traditional herbalists and its popularity continues to grow. Echinacea herb is often combined with a variety of plants in botanical infusion blends. Our organic echinacea leaf can also be steeped as echinacea tea, macerated in oils for topical applications, and tinctured.
Echinacea was 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 to help you stay feeling your best and supports the body’s immune defenses to stay feeling healthy.*
Dried root can be decocted as tea, added to herbal formulations, or used in tincturing.
Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family should exercise caution with Echinacea, due to the presence of Echinacea pollen. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.
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