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Purple Coneflower ~ Echinacea

Purple Coneflower ~ Echinacea

Purple Coneflower ~ Echinacea
Echinacea purpurea
Grieve says "Echinacea increases bodily resistance to infection and is used for boils, erysipelas, septicemea, cancer, syphilis and other impurities of the blood., it's action being antiseptic. It has also useful properties as a strong alterative and aphrodisiac." Foster / Duke say "Extracts are used to stimulate nonspecific defense mechanisms at infections and chronic inflammations. ... A recent German study, ... showed significant immune-system stimulating activity with orally administered extracts ..." Hutchens says "Bodily Influence: Diaphoretic, Sialagogue, Alterative. ... The Sioux Indians used fresh scraped root for hydrophobia, snake bites, septicaemia."
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