Can I get a ...
Can I get an update on the healing power of Echinacea, please?
Hi little erb-erinos. I hope that your day/ week/ life is going exactly as it’s meant to. It’s colder than the arctic over here (not actually), and I’m re learning how to function with snow, colds and seasonal woes.
In a fit of “I’m never going outside again” I snuggled in and stumbled up on an amazing article about echinacea and I wanted to share some thoughts and wisdom with ya’ll.
My main goal with Erb is to get more herbs into more hands and ones like echinacea make that super easy! Why? Because it’s readily available and super affordable. Plus, it’s jam-packed full of goodness that’s been used for centuries.
For me, it was one of the first herbs I can remember taking for medicinal reasons. And it’s certainly one of the more popular/ common ones and relatively easy (yet effective) on the system.
It has a long history of successful use! For hundreds of years its’ been used as an antiseptic, analgesic (pain relief), and to treat poisonous insect and snakebites, toothaches, sore throat, wounds and communicable diseases such as mumps, smallpox, and measles.
It has gained media attention as a result.
It has over 400 medical journal articles that prove it’s chemistry, pharmacology and clinical efficacy.
Net net? Girl’s got street cred.
I know some of you are all “give me every herb you know about” and others are like “I’m apprehensive and would prefer pharmaceuticals”. And that’s ok. We can all be friends.
I actually believe echinacea can be appealing for both camps. And if you’re new to healing herbs, she’s a beaut to start with.
Why is she she?
I don’t know. Focus.
To help, below are some common ailments that I’d recommend echinacea for, and how/ how much to take! The good news, it has very few contraindications (meaning you can it take along with other remedies.)
General Immune booster.
Decreasing symptoms of cold/ flu/ upper respiratory tract infection.
Capsule/ Tea: 300 mg 3x daily
Tincture: 2.5ml 3x daily
Take it with food or a large glass of water.
And there you have it! Your first step into herbal remedies. Look at you go!
Next stop? Probably wool socks and berkies, but who knows.