The Power of herbs for Preppers Series “Echinacea”
Also known as the cone flower and widely used by native American,Echinacea that is the herbal equivalent to vitamin C. Furthermore, it is the phyto chemicals that help improve the immune system. Echinacea root is also a powerful blood cleanser specifically for blood poisoning. Echinacea in combination with Myrrh is a good remedy for cleansing morbid matter from the stomach,expel poisons, toxins, pus, and or abscess formations also this herbal combination is good for typhoid and other fevers. in severe cases use 10-20 drops of this tincture every 2 hrs. in 6 ounces of warm filtered water.
Echinacea Primarily is also used to Echinacea and or maintain a healthy immune system. At the very beginning of flu symptoms one should take 20 drops of Echinacea Root tincture 2-3 time a day in hot water as a tea with no milk or sugar.
External use of Echinacea is great for Acne Simple acne is a bacteria derived from blood impurities and or toxins. However, Echinaceas’ powerful Antibacterial properties gets rid of this problem. In simple terms acne is a bacteria; Echinacea is anti bacterial.
Take an alcohol based tincture of echinacea and place 5 drops on a clean tissue and wash the effected areas. Do this daily and in no time they will be gone and with scar free results. Echinacea is also great to prevent tooth infections and or abscesses.
Other Uses: Use alcohol based tincture on infected tooth to kill infection and or for tooth pain relief.
Dosing: 500 mg. capsule twice daily, tea three times daily, tincture one eyedropper full in a non caffeinated tea with no milk or sugar, you can also add 1 eyedropper of tincture to a 6 ounce glass of warm filtered water. liquid root extract 1/4 teaspoon 3 times daly.
Precautions: If you are pregnant,breast-feeding or have an autoimmune disorder do not use this herb. Always remember to go slow let an a little goes a long way you must also let your body acclimate to the herb and the change in your system.
Echinacea Tea Recipe:
2 teaspoons of Echinacea Root
8 ounces of boiling water
Add herb to a tea ball and then place in cup of boiling water let steep for 10 minutes. Add no Sugar or milk. If you must sweeten it use pure raw wildflower honey.
Making Echinacea Tincture:
1 part of echinacea herb ( dried and cut and sifted)
3 parts of 100 proof Alcohol ( use a good quality vodka)
a Pint Size Mason jar
Add one part herb to glass jar add 3 parts alcohol,
Stir and cover .
Let sit for 6 weeks minimum.
Make sure there is at least 1-2 parts alcohol over the herb at all times.
Shake jar everyday for 2 weeks.
Note: Sometimes herbal tinctures go cloudy but then eventually clear up if it doesn’t clear up there is a good chance the herb(s) went bad. Then Dump out entire batch and wash out jar with Very hot water and soap leaving no soap residue in jar or lid. Then begin a new batch.