If you think that Echinacea is just a pretty plant that adorns your garden, you are wrong.  Echinacea is another of the medicinal plants from which you can get many benefits, everything in Echinacea is used and it is good for your health regardless of your age.

We mention that it is more than a pretty plant, because Echinacea has a high nutrient content, it has fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins B and C, as well as minerals such as iron, sodium, magnesium and calcium. Thanks to this composition of nutrients and minerals, Echinacea can be used in different ways and then we will mention what Echinacea is for.

What do you need

  • A dark glass bottle.
  • A container to boil.
  • Toilet.
  •  Echinacea, whole plant.
  • Natural sweetener
  • 80º rum.

Instructions

What is Echinacea for and how to take advantage of it in the best way:

Knowing the properties of Echinacea, it is time to talk about what it is for and how to take advantage of it in the best way, because although it is true that the good results will be seen in the way of use and how we prepare Echinacea, the good thing is that it is something that we can easily do at home.

  1. Echinacea is mainly used to combat respiratory diseases.
  2. The number one potential that can be exploited from Echinacea is its ability to strengthen the respiratory system and thereby combat respiratory diseases that may arise. It is an ideal plant for cold and rainy seasons since it is more likely to give us a cold, for that reason if we take infusion of Echinacea the possibility of giving us is reduced or if it lasts less, to prepare the infusion it is necessary follow the steps: The first thing will be to get a clean container where to boil the water and the leaves of the Echinacea. Once we have it, we must add a cup of water to the container and place it to boil until it reaches the boiling point. When we see that the water is already boiling, we add the Echinacea leaves to the water and leave for two more minutes in the kitchen. We wait for the two minutes to elapse; we turn off the stove and let the water stand for 5 minutes. The next step will be to strain the infusion to remove the leaves and leave only the infusion. At the end of the process, when we only have the infusion, we will only have to add a sweetener, preferably natural, to drink comfortably. In order to avoid colds, you can drink two cups a day, one in the morning and one at night, before cold or rainy seasons. If we already have a cold, we can drink three cups a day until the symptoms subside. When the symptoms subside, we can drink two cups a day again. Preferably natural, to drink comfortably. In order to avoid colds, you can drink two cups a day, one in the morning and one at night, before cold or rainy seasons. If we already have a cold, we can drink three cups a day until the symptoms subside. When the symptoms subside, we can drink two cups a day again. Preferably natural, to drink comfortably. In order to avoid colds, you can drink two cups a day, one in the morning and one at night, before cold or rainy seasons. If we already have a cold, we can drink three cups a day until the symptoms subside. When the symptoms subside, we can drink two cups a day again.
  3. Echinacea is used to combat discomfort in general. Echinacea is very rich in nutrients and minerals, and that is why it is consumed when we feel weak. We can take Echinacea when we have a high fever, when we have a sore throat or cough, when we feel weak or lose energy, Echinacea will help us by reinforcing our defenses and improving our immune performance, to benefit from Echinacea we can take it as follows: Prepare the infusion as indicated in the previous step. When you have a fever you can drink two cups a day to strengthen the body’s defenses.
  4. If you have a sore throat, you can take it three times a day and even gargle with Echinacea water.
  5. Taking them in the morning will help us feel more energetic and strong.
  6. Echinacea serves to prevent acne and aging. If we are looking for ways to reduce acne and wrinkles on the face, the ideal is to take Echinacea infusion. Echinacea contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that contribute to good skin health, you can obtain the benefits both by taking the infusion or applying Echinacea water, how to do it: The first thing we have to get is a clean container where boil the water together with the complete Echinacea plant. Once we have it, we must add a cup of water to the container and bring it to a boil until it reaches the boiling point. When we see that it is boiling, we turn off the stove, add the Echinacea leaves to the water, cover and leave for two minutes until the infusion is ready. We wait for at least 7 minutes to pass and uncover. If we are going to drink the infusion, the next step will be to strain the infusion to remove the leaves and leave only the infusion. We can drink a daily cup to reduce wrinkles, the idea is to drink it for four weeks and rest for two. If we want to combat acne, the ideal is to take the infusion in the morning and at least twice a day with clean gauze, apply the water to the acne area, both to disinfect and to reduce inflammation.
  7. Echinacea serves as a nutritional supplement. Another of the beneficial things about Echinacea is its ability to act as a nutritional supplement like other similar plants such as fennel, among others, and to help us complement a healthy diet, so if we want to stay healthy we can take it daily with meals, the way to do it is: We must prepare the infusion of Echinacea as indicated in the first method. We can accompany the infusion with each meal so that it provides us with the nutrients that we need.
  8. If we are in an exercise routine, it can be taken half an hour before to give us more energy and vitality.
  9. Echinacea is used to promote healing and reduce inflammation. We can also use Echinacea when we have wounds or inflamed areas in the body; it is a plant that helps us heal faster, reduces inflammation and prevents us from leaving very noticeable marks. If we want it to act in the best way we have to follow these steps: We must prepare the infusion as in process number one. Only we should not strain, we must wait for the infusion to cool down. When it is cold, we must take the leaves. Place them on the wound and let it act for 10 minutes and replace. You can also apply the infusion water directly on the wound. For better effectiveness, a kind of poultice should be made and let it act on the affected area.
  10. The properties of this medicinal plant are innumerable.

Tips

Recommendations when taking Echinacea infusion

As long as it is used correctly, avoided in certain circumstances and its use is not abused, Echinacea is a completely good plant. In addition to what is mentioned above, it is used for allergies, infections caused by viruses, fungi and bacteria, to improve circulation and purify the blood, in case of cystitis or urethritis. The recommendations are:

  • In case of systemic disorders and diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis, it is not recommended to consume it.
  • People under treatment and pregnant women are advised to take under the supervision of a doctor.
  • If you see signs of an allergy, you should consult your doctor.
  • It is not advisable to take Echinacea for more than 4 weeks in a row, the body should be allowed to rest for at least two weeks and continue if desired.
  • Among medicinal plants, Echinacea is not far behind, now you know what Echinacea is for and you only need to prepare it to enjoy the benefits.

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