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Echinacea Root 1/2 Oz. (Echinacea pallida)

Echinacea  Root  1/2 Oz. (Echinacea pallida)

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One half ounce, cut and sifted.100% Certified USDA Organic & Kosher.

Echinacea root (Echinacea purpurea) is also known as coneflower. Native Americans used it for various ailments, including wounds, coughs, and toothaches. Early European settlers adopted these practices, and by the 9th century, Echinacea gained traction in Europe as well. Today, it remains a popular herbal remedy, particularly in North America and Europe.

Medicinally, Echinacea root is most associated with immune support. Proponents believe it can help ward off or shorten the duration of the common cold and other upper respiratory infections. Studies on its effectiveness are mixed, but some suggest it may modestly enhance immune function. Additionally, Echinacea root's potential anti-inflammatory properties may be useful for wound healing and reducing skin irritations.

Culinary uses for Echinacea root are less frequent, but it does hold a niche place in herbal teas. The taste is earthy and slightly bitter, and it's often blended with other herbs for a more palatable tea experience. Some find the bitterness complements warming spices like ginger or cinnamon.

Finally, Echinacea root holds a place in some magical traditions. It's symbolically linked with protection and purification. In some practices, it's carried as a charm or used in rituals aimed at bolstering the body's defenses or warding off negativity.

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