Echinacea, commonly referred to as "coneflower," is a genus of nine different herbaceous plants native to North America. The two primary species used in herbal preparations are E. Angustifolia and E. Purpurea, which are often used interchangeably. It's one of the most widely used plants in herbalism, and Native Americans relied extensively upon it. Once widely spread, over-harvesting has greatly reduced wild populations and it's most commonly found now in cultivation.
BOTANICAL NAME Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench
FORM Cut & Sifted
ORIGIN United States
PLANT PART Herb
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT DETAILS
To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb. Cover and steep 3-5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.