Echinacea Benefits + How to Make Echinacea Tincture | Herbs for Immune System

By | October 18, 2022

There are so many echinacea benefits! And yes, while echinacea tincture is an excellent herb for the immune system, that’s just *one* of echinacea’s many gifts! In this episode, you’ll learn the best ways to work with Echinacea, including my favorite method (which is totally underrated). And I’ll show you how to make a *potent* echinacea tincture!

After listening in, you’ll know:

► Safety considerations – what you have to know before working with this plant.

► Why it’s so important to either grow this plant yourself or only buy from cultivated sources

► The most important considerations when deciding which echinacea species to work with medicinally

► How to strengthen your immune system

► How often and in what quantity to take echinacea tincture for the best results when treating an acute infection

Show snippet:

“Echinacea is a powerful plant that deserves more than simply being the “cold and flu herb”. It’s an immunomodulator, amazing for clearing bacterial infections, and can even address venomous bites.” (Timestamp: 16:09)


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00:00 – Introduction to echinacea

02:44 – Types of echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida)

04:07 – Echinacea energetics

06:32 – Echinacea for infections

08:13 – Echinacea for venomous bites and stings

11:24 – Echinacea for colds and the flu

13:49 – How does echinacea work?

14:44 – How to identify echinacea

16:07 – Echinacea safety

17:55 – How to make echinacea tincture

23:07 – Echinacea Fun Fact


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The herbal and plant information in this video is for educational purposes only. The information contained is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other medical professional. If you have or suspect that you have a serious health problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Always consult with a health care practitioner before using any herbal remedy or food, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition.

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