HOMEMADE REMEDY – (with Echinacea – Herbs)
— REMEDY USES: (Relieve Colds)
HOT GINGER ECHINACEA HERBS LEMON TEA
2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried echinacea fresh edible flower (or roots) or if you don’t have Use any herbs or spices you like for tea.
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 lemon, juice of, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon honey (or more to taste)
- In a teapot, pour the boiling water over the echinacea or herbs and chopped ginger.
- Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and honey and stir to mix. Strain and pour into 2 mugs.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Discover echinacea benefits for the body and skin.
This echinacea herb has tall stems with pink or purple flowers. Its central cone resembles a spiked comb, with sharp prickly spines. The cone is the seed head of this flower. It’s alternate name is purple coneflower. This popular perennial herb is native to North America and used throughout history.
Nine identified plant species exists, but three are often used medically: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida and Echinacea purpurea.
Medicine is made from echinacea leaves, flower and root. Chemicals in the root differ from the upper plant. The roots have high concentrations of volatile oils. Above-ground plant parts contain polysaccharides, substances that trigger the immune system naturally. Research suggest the above ground part of Echinacea purpurea is most medicinally effective.
Echinacea is in different forms: dried herb, liquid extracts, tablets, capsules, juice, tea, ointments and creams. It may be combined with other herbs. Find it at most pharmacy, grocery or natural health food stores.
Its taste varies depending on mixtures. It can leave an unpleasant after taste of licorice and alcohol. Juice echinacea, alone, as a small one ounce drink. For larger drinks, combine it with other herbs, fruits or vegetables.
CAUTION! Currently, concerns exist about the quality of echinacea and other herbs out on the market. Some products are mislabeled and may not even contain echinacea and organic herbs. Before buying read product ingredient labels and directions well. Always make sure labels read the name of the whole food herbs and organic and non GMOs, not synthetic in any supplement or herbal tea. 🌿