Botanical Name:

Echinacea angustifolia

Common Name(s):

Purple cone flower, Snake root


Native to central United States. Commercially cultivated throughout Europe and the United States.

Parts Used:

Root and flowers

Key Actions:

  • Immune stimulant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibiotic
  • Antiallergenic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anticatarrhal
  • Vulenary
  • Alterative

Traditional Uses:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Bacterial infection
  • Immune boost
  • Sinus issues
  • Tonsilitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergies
  • Ashtma
  • Earache
  • Urinary infection
  • Fungal infection
  • Snake bite


Generally considered safe.

* May cause reaction to those with allergies to the Asteraceae family.

* May interfere with immunosuppressant therapy - consult your doctor or a medical professional before use.


  • Tea infusion
  • Tincture
  • Salve
  • Herbal bath

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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