Echinacea is the prime remedy to help the body rid itself of microbial infections.
It is effective against both bacterial and viral attacks.
It is especially useful for infections of the upper respiratory tract such as laryngitis, tonsillitis, and for mucous conditions.
Used as a remedy by the Plains Indians more than any other plant, Echinacea is a perennial plant native to the United States. As early American settlers moved west in the 1800's, they discovered Native Americans used Echinacea for a variety of both internal and external health benefits. Also known as the purple coneflower, Echinacea has delicate, daisy-like pastel petals and narrow leaves. The name Echinacea is derived from the Greek "echinos" meaning sea urchin or hedgehog in reference to its sharp spiny projections on the coneshaped seed heads. To this day herbalists continue to grow and use Echinacea for its beneficial prosperities.
Directions: The best way to make a good tasting cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag into a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes and remove the bag. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children.