In A Nutshell - Echinacea 250

In A Nutshell - Echinacea

Part of the outstanding "Healing Herbs - In A Nutshell" series of compact guides to single herbs and their actions and uses. 

It includes information on: 

  • The history, folklore, botany and uses of the herb

  • How to grow Echinacea and which parts of the plants to use

  • Making decoctions, teas, powders, pills, capsules, ointments and tinctures

  • The action of Echinacea in combination with other herbs to treat specific ailments

  • How to use Echinacea as a self-help medicine. 


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Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea

by Jill Rosemary Davies

A fascinating booklet on the uses, chemistry and history of Echinacea root. It is perhaps the most renowned western herb at present, but it was known to the Native Indian tribes for hundreds of years, long before its uses made its way into European use in the 1950’s. Its use as an ‘immune modulator’ is now widely known as Herbalist Kerry Bone dispelled the myth that it over-activates the immune system. Like Kerry Bone, Jill recognizes that the root is where the main bio-chemistry of ‘alkalamides’ resides and that the species most rich in alkylamides is ‘angustifolia,’ whereas the species ‘purpurea’, which also contains the alkalamides (but in lesser quantity) allows its uptake (in our bodies) over a longer period. Combine the two and you have the ideal Echinacea formula according to Jill. Echinacea can also be used externally for all manner of wounds and helps anything from colds to cystitis internally. Lovely photos throughout.

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Author Jill Rosemary Davies
ISBN 1862045038
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