Cut a bunch of Echinacea and some leaves, the flowers have more medicinal value than the leaves. The roots have the most, but you have to wait at least 3 years before you harvest the roots. It has to be in a dormant phase as well. My Echinacea patch is 2 year phase.
Echinacea flowers all cut, washed, and ready to be chopped up.
These drought tolerant beauties are native to North America. This amazing herb is used to treat colds, toothaches, wounds, measles, mumps, sore throat, and smallpox.
Additionally, this is a great blood purifier, and fights off candida yeast. It is an awesome antibiotic because if its high content of polysaccharides. Alkyl-amides are also in Echinacea which are fat soluble. Polysaccharides increase the number of T cells which fight off disease. These elements give the plant the capability to boost the immune system's power. Furthermore, contains iron, copper, fatty acids, tannins, proteins, and Vitamins A,C, and E.