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Episode 61 My Favorite Herbs – Echinacea

Tune in today as I talk about the most native herb and plant I know of.

Echinacea is commonly known as purple coneflower. There are a few different species that are similar and used for similar things. I speak of these species commonly in this podcast. Echinacea is a medicinal herb (listen to my disclaimer please!) and was (Native Americans) and is commonly used to treat colds/flu and just to generally boost immune system functions. It is actually the origin of the negative term “Snake Oil”. I explain why…

If that isn’t intriguing enough, find out today why you don’t want to plant these near any member of the carrot family!

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