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Herb of the Month: Echinacea


Last updated 10/21/2020 at 10:28am

In keeping with the theme of immunity this month, I'm going to present an herb that many of you are familiar with – Echinacea.

Many of you may have this in your garden. There are two major species of echinacea: Echinacea purpurea (purple flowers) and echinacea angustifolia (white flowers). While both are of the same genus and share many of the same constituents, it is believed that echinacea angustifolia is the more superior medicinal; some studies in Germany found echinacea purpurea to be the superior performer.

E. purpurea: Is a stately plant with a striking flower with a height of 3...

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