Echinacea - root
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Echinacea, root - 10g
Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea
Folk Names: Purple coneflower, Sampson root, Coneflower, Black Samson, Black Susan, Comb flower, Hedgehog, Indian Head, Kansas snakeroot, Rock-up-hat, Snakeroot, Scurvy root, Rudbeckia
Planet / Zodiac: Mars / Scorpio
Element: Fire (Tarot: Temperance)
Deities: Zeus, Jupiter,
Powers: Strengthening spells, increasing potency of spells
Magickal Uses: Echinacea added to blends increases the strngth and poency of spellwork. It is often given as an offering particularly for nature spirits and water/river Gods and Goddesses.
Carrying Echinacea provides inner strength in troubling times and when placed in the home draws prosperity and protection from poverty.
Healing Properties: Echinacea tincture or herbal tea is the most commonly used method for healing. Echinacea is said to help treat colds and flu, tonsilitis, urinary tract infections, coughs, skin irritations, relieve bites and stings.
*Avoid during a fever, short term only, extra caution should be taken for those who have asthma, allergies to daisy plants, or taking auto immune supressing medications or who have autoimmune diseases.
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**Medicinal properties are listed as educational reference only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.
Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore