Echinacea Root

Echinacea Root: Immune Stimulant and Flower Essence

By Dr. Judy Griffin


Echinacea Root (Echinacea purpura) is a Native American herb discovered and used medicinally by ancient Native American tribes. A 3 to 5 year old echinacea root stimulates the white blood cells to enhance a natural immune response. Native Americans used echinacea root as a natural antibiotic and blood purifier. Natives chewed the roots, which have a very acrid taste, and applied the root and saliva to snakebites and open wounds. Echinacea root removes metabolic waste and toxins from the wound and bloodstream, preventing further infection and poisons.


I organically grow and tincture echinacea root, a native plant of Texas, for use during chemotherapy. A liquid tincture of echinacea root stimulates the natural immune response of red and white blood cells. Echinacea root enhances the immunity of those receiving most chemotherapy agents. The reason I organically grow and tincture echinacea root is to assure that the root is at least 3 years old before processing. Commercial echinacea is often processed from roots only 1 year old, not enough to be medicinal. Echinacea is often grown in rain forests, which have very low soil density. Echinacea root needs deep soil, several inches deep, to produce a quality medicinal product. Echinacea root must be harvested in the fall, washed, sliced, and tinctured or dried for future use.


I tincture echinacea root in alcohol. Alcohol extraction produces a quality medicinal product. The alcohol will dissipate when added to boiled water and sipped as a tea. Echinacea root tincture reduces cold and flu symptoms, inflammation-such as prostatitis and cystitus. (See Mother Nature’s Herbal.)


Native Americans also chewed Echinacea root to increase digestion of starches. The root tastes so acrid, I suggest sipping a dilution of tincture with meals. 


I demonstrated the taste of Echinacea root by offering a sip of boiled root to my adult students from a local university. The tea tasted so strong, it puckered their lips and they all ran for a drink of water.


I use the flower of Echinacea for topical use to stimulate and clarify thought processes. It especially helps those who cannot find their way with a problem. Echinacea Petite Fleur Essence is described in The Healing Flowers and Flowers that Heal.


Multiple medicinal recipes using Echinacea root are available in Mother Nature’s Herbal, and Mother Nature’s Kitchen. Both books also offer garden instructions and ways to tincture a natural antibiotic and blood purifier from Echinacea root. 


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Grow in Peace. 


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Protection Herbal: An Adaptagen That Can Reduce Stress

Protection Herbal: an Adaptagen that can Reduce Stress


Protection Herbal is an adaptagen that can reduce stress naturally by increasing resistance against disease and restoring vital organ functions. Protection Herbal helps protect against damage from alcohol, pollutants, heavy metal and infectious agents in several ways. Protection Herbal helps neutralize free radicals and toxins, enhances blood sugar regulation and storage of glycogen and protein metabolism. Increasing liver function helps regulate bile,cholesterol, clotting factors, and hormone regulation. The liver stores minerals and vitamins, enhances cognitive function and can minimize anxiety and depression. Liver protection affects age related illness such as late or adultonset diabetes, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease.


With over 900 known drugs producing liver damage and 70,000 industrial chemicals* affecting our environment,Protection Herbal assists the liver optimally perform over 300 functions. Protection Herbal helps reduce chemicals that can injure the liver. 

(*U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Chemical Hazard Study, Washington, D.C. April 1998.)


Over the counter drugs also stress liver function. Popular pain relievers, such as acetaminophen are the main cause of liver failure in the United States.** (** Chun, Tong, Busuttil, Hiatt: Clinical Gastroenterol, 2009: Acetaminophenhepatoxicity and acute liver failure.) Many drugs that are potential hepatoxins are not monitored for potential liver damage.


 Protection Herbal contains milk thistle (sylmarin***), astralagus, siberian ginseng, and polygonum multiflora (foti) to assist, protect and energize liver function. (*** The use of Sylmarin in the Treatment of Liver Diseases, Drugs, 2001.) High quality tinctured siberian ginseng, astralagus and foti are adaptagens that reduce stress and increase resistance to many diseases. (Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.) The combination of these liver adaptagens potentize their effects to increase cardiovascular and liver health, reduce artheriosclerosis, dementia, andcognitive decline, and the severity and duration of Herpes 2 and common cold infection. Protection Herbal adaptagens should be taken within 72 hours of exposure to infection, possibly increasing resistance by daily ingestion.


Seek medical advice for help.


For more information on adaptagens and liver health, see Mother Nature’s Herbal and Flowers that Heal by Dr. Judy Griffin.


To order this product or for a consultation, please call 1-800-496-2125 or visit Dr. Griffin’s website at .


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