How to Grow Echinacea

| March 8, 2013

echinaceaUSES:  Echinacea is a super immune booster strengthening  your body to fight off any and all ailments.  I’ve even had it stop a tooth from aching when that pain was caused by an infection in the tooth.

How to Grow Echinacea.  There are two kinds of echinacea that are used by herbalists:  Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustafolia.  This is a fairly popular garden flower (purple coneflower) so you might find a plant at your local garden center.  Just check the label for the botanical name to make sure it’s one of the two varieties mentioned above.  Use a large pot (10 gallon) for this plant as it spreads from the root out, producing new shoots.  Later on, you can take some new shoots that have roots attached and replant them elsewhere.  If you start from seed, be patient.  It can take a month to germinate and up to a year to get strong and big enough to produce flowers.  The leaves can be harvested and dried for a tea but the root has the strongest properties.  If you harvest the root, cut it up and dry it in a shallow cardboard box.  Use it to make tea.

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Mickey Thienes

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Discover the hidden secrets nature has to offer. For over 25 years, I have been teaching people how to use natural herbs to make homeopathic remedies, tonics, elixirs, tinctures, formulas and secret recipes to relieve the symptoms of common ailments, protect your health and live a vibrant healthy life. – Mickey Ann Thienes

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