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Echinacea

ECHINACEA

Although Echinacea is now very well-known, it is essentially a new remedy. Many herbs with as powerful effects as Echinacea have been known throughout the world for centuries, but this wonderful remedy came into prominence during the last century with the Eclectic school and cannot be found in the ancient herbals.

Except where noted, the information in this newsletter comes from an excellent little book, Echinacea Exalted... See bibliography,

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Echinacea

Habitat: The beauty of Echinacea is equal its value medicinally. The intense purple rosy and daisy-like flowers outshine most flowers in the herb garden. Even the Monarch butterflies find it attractive. This perennial plant's natural habitats are the prairies and dry plains of North America, mainly in the U.S.A., from southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, down into Texas.
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