DIY Echinacea Home Remedies

Echinacea Tincture

This tincture is an excellent cure for colds and can cure it in a very short time. It is easy to prepare and is very effective. So let’s go straight to the making of it.

What you will need:

  • 1 1-pint glass jar
  • ¼ cup dried Echinacea
  • 1 pint vodka

Instructions:

  • Dry the echinacea and put it in the pint jar.
  • Pour the vodka on the jar, but keep a little room at the top.
  • Shut the lid tightly.
  • Now you have the menstruum which you have to leave in normal temperature for one to one and a half month.
  • Shake the jar every few days.
  • After the allotted time, place a filter cloth on the mouth of the jar instead of the lid
  • Take a bowl and pour the vodka out to it through the filter cloth. The herbs will stay as residue.
  • Take the cloth of herbs and squeeze it to get all the liquids.
  • You have your echinacea tincture.

Hot Ginger Echinacea Lemon Tea

Tea is a popular drink but a cup of echinacea tea is more helpful than your normal tea. It is great for colds and sore throats. So here’s the recipe.

What you will need:

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • A teaspoon of dried echinacea flowers
  • A teaspoon of ginger, finely chopped and fresh
  • Squeezed juice of 1 lemon
  • A teaspoon of honey

Instruction:

  • In a teapot, place the ginger and echinacea.
  • Pour boiling water in it.
  • Add honey and lemon juice.
  • Stir to mix.
  • Enjoy and stay cold-free.

Echinacea

Elderberry-Echinacea Syrup

This syrup is marvelous for colds, flu, and fever and even helps a little with blood pressure. The ingredients are all medically useful and are very effective. So here’s how you make it:

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries
  • 2 tablespoon of dried echinacea
  • 1 tablespoon of dried ginger root
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 3 cup distilled water
  • 3/4 cup raw honey

Instructions:

  • Pour all ingredient except for the honey in a small bowl.
  • Add distilled water and let it boil, turn the burner to medium.
  • When you see a simmer, turn the burner to the lowest you can without switching it off.
  • Leave it like that for 45 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally and crush the elderberries to release their juices.
  • Now strain the mixture until you have just the liquid.
  • Wait for around 10 minutes.
  • Now add the honey.
  • Stir thoroughly.
  • Once done, keep it tightly shut with the lid and store in the refrigerator.
  • Use when you think you require them.

Now as a fair warning, echinacea is not a harmful, but it is not best for all situations.

  • Echinacea does not mix well with medications for immunity, so if you are on one of them, it is better to avoid echinacea.
  • It is also advisable for diabetes, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, leukemia and any autoimmune disease patients to stay clear of echinacea.
  • If you are allergic, echinacea can cause from mild rashes to life threatening reaction of throat tightening.
  • Asthma allergic people are also considered unsafe from echinacea.

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs over the globe. It is easy to find, incredibly useful and gives a touch of pretty brightness to your garden.

From hundreds of years ago, people used this beautiful flower to cure their wounds and diseases. Even in present, it is used as an effective medicine and still, scientists are conducting researches to find out more use from this wonderful herb.

 

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