Product: Echinacea Herb
Latin Name: Echinacea spp.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Narrow-Leaf Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Black Sampson, Sampson Root, Hedgehog, Snakeroot, Scurvy Root, Indian Head & Comb Flower.
Description: Echinacea is a perennial plant native to central parts of the USA, 3 main varieties are grown and used commercially and all are under threat in the wild. The plants grow between 60cm – 1.2 metres and have simple rough stems, which are hollow near the base and thicken closer to the flower head. The leaves are elongated, slightly elliptical and are covered with tiny coarse hairs. The flowers central cone, looks a little like a teasel, surrounded by rough hairy bracts, which are in actual fact hundreds of tiny individual flowers. Flowers occur in a variety of colours including White, Pink, Purple and Orange.
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SUGGESTED USESome varieties of Echinacea are grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, the flowers are dried and used in pot pourri, a tea is made from the dried leaves and flowers.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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