Notes from a Wise Woman

Notes on Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea or more commonly known as Purple coneflowers are central to the Plains Nation traditions.

Members of the daisy family and native to central and eastern United States, they are famously popular with pollinators and highly medicinal, with immunostimulatory and anti-inflammatory properties.

Dried leaves and blossoms can be steeped like tea, the roots and stem can be infused in alcohol or honey to create tinctures. Some studies report antianxiety and antidepressant properties.

However, ingesting echinacea should be avoided by those who have immune deficiencies or take immune suppressant medications. In these cases, echinacea can complicate or exacerbate your issues.

Spiritually the purple coneflower is a most precious plant. It is generous, sturdy, and reliable. A symbol of temperance, strength, beauty. They are perfect used as offerings on your altars and shrine. Add them to any spell or mix to increase potency.

Place blossoms in your bath water to create abundance and draw prosperity to you.

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