As a pagan and a practicing herbalist I want to share the uses of herbs in both magic and everyday life. Each day I'll discuss a herb of the day.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Echinacea: Echinacea Purpurea

Also known as Purple Coneflower, Echinacea has been used by Native Americans for centuries. It boosts the immune system and fights infections, bronchitis, colds, coughs and fevers. Echinacea, is a natural antibiotic and immune system stimulator, helping to build resistance to colds, flus, and infections. It increases the production of white blood cells, and improves the lymph glands. The tea from this herb should be used in all infections, and has been used in treating skin cancers and other cancers

Magical Properties:
Used primarily as a spell strenghtener, Echinacea adds a boost to any working or potion. Used in tinctures, bath teas and as a spell ingredient.


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