Echinacea Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea is a drought-tolerant plant that was first used in traditional herbal remedies by the Great Plains Indian tribes. Archaeologists have found evidence that these Native Americans used echinacea for more than 400 years to treat infections and wounds, and as a general cure-all for a wide range of conditions.
The echinacea plant grows up to four feet and its flowers are distinctive. The plant is often called a 'cone flower' because of them. In fact the name of the plant comes from the greek 'echinos' meaning sea urchin which roughly describes the look of these beautiful flowers.
Today, echinacea is a popular herb used to treat colds and influenza. Research has shown, if taken early enough, it can reduce the severity of a cold. These legendary properties for providing a seasonal armoury are the reason why we have combined it with the equally powerful elderberry to create an Elderberry & Echinacea tea.