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Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)

echinacea purpurea live plant

Classification: Immune stimulant; Detoxifying agent; Cannabinoid (endocannabinoid) Perennial; [potency is best after two years of growing seasons]

Plant Family: Asteraceae(Daisy); Genus: Echinacea; Species: purpurea; angustifolia;

Common nicknames: Wild coneflower; purple coneflower; snakeroot(from being an anti-dote to snake venom); hedgehog coneflower;[1]

Properties/Medicinal Benefits: Snake bites, wounds, bronchitis, burns, boils, skin cancer, ear infections, soar throat, viral and bacterial infections, immuno-stimulant, works with endocannabinoid system, blood cleanser, anti-toxin, anti-oxidant, hypoglycaemic[14] and antiproliferative activities[14], pneumonia, sinuses, ulcers, cancer, aging, anti-inflammatory, the common cold, flu, and general illness, mental health, as well as to flush substances(drugs/medicines/poisons) out of the system(detox). Also: Urinary tract infections, chronic yeast infections, and it helps your body create new white blood cells!(much like Frankincense!) It also has been shown to offer stimulating action of L-DOPA(the precursor to dopamine!) Other uses: Pain, toothache, arthritis, rhuematism; anti-cancer; Neuroprotective![1][2][3][6][14]

echinacea in evening

Works well with: Mullein, goldenseal, coltsfoot, frankincense, myrrh, yarrow, and yucca root.

Phytochemicals: Alkylamides(Cannabinomimetics); caffeic acid derivatives; phenols, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponins, anthraquinones, alkaloids, coumarins, tannins, chlorogenic acids, liphophilic alkamides, petiole, inulin, arabinogalactans, glycoproteins, echinacoside, phylloxanthobilins, phellandrene, acetaldehyde,dimethyl sulfide, camphene, hexanal, pinene and limonene(both also found in Cannabis!), terpenoids; tussilagin and isotussilagin exist in much higher concentrations in the root than any other part.

All of these are documented on academic databases like PubChem and Google Scholar. I link to them at the bottom of every page. [ Note this is not all of them that exist within the plant, and I never claim to cover every one of them. I try to get as many as possible listed though. ]

Warnings: Echinacea is not to be used for more than 3-5 days at a time max, because over time it will eventually have the opposite effect and suppress rather than stimulate the immune system. It can also be hard on the liver long term. These things are no concern however if used properly in the short term ( not every single day of your life, and only when needed. ) IMO: I believe it works better than CBD.

Critical Facts: "Echinacea purpurea has potent to activate macrophage cytotoxicity actions against tumor cells and micro organisms" [Kumar, K. M., and Sudha Ramaiah. "Pharmacological importance of Echinacea purpurea." International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2.4 (2011): 304-314.] | "Echinacea alkamides exhibit cannabinomimetic activities on two specific types of G protein-coupled receptors, namely, CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors; this might be owing to structural similarities between them and anandamide, which is a natural cannabinoid receptor ligand.CB1 and CB2 receptors mediate anandamide's actions in the brain and peripherally" Citation: Burlou-Nagy C, Bănică F, Jurca T, Vicaș LG, Marian E, Muresan ME, Bácskay I, Kiss R, Fehér P, Pallag A. Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench: Biological and Pharmacological Properties. A Review. Plants (Basel). 2022 May 5;11(9):1244. doi: 10.3390/plants11091244. PMID: 35567246; PMCID: PMC9102300. For those who are unaware, your body produces something called anadamide, and it is very similar to THC, as are the effects. If you're a medical Marijuana user, try mixing this herb in with your edibles and oils from now on! But only add a small amount ( it will enhance the buzz ), whereas too much will deminish the buzz.. ) You'll thank me later =)

purple coneflower

Preparations: It is best prepared in tea form ( or a "decoction" as some put it ) A decoction is when you boil it thoroughly. The term usually refers to roots being prepared as tea, but in this case the whole plant is used. Believe it or not, I have personally tested a cold brew tea made from the plant material and it works as well! I would suggest to you that you try both ( cold and hot tea ) and see which works best. If you brew the tea cold, give it a lot longer to soak so you can allow the constituents to extract out into the water.

Quick investigative note: Again, I am noticing a recurring theme of people rewriting Wikipedia entries to cover up the truth. It seems back in the day that bouncing bear botanicals was paraphrasing important academic facts from this source, and the socialist don't want people to know about them. I intend to educate the general population on this matter, and back everything up with authoritative sources. I want to promote that which is being oppressed, for your well being. There's a major coverup in regards to Echinacea purpurea being an "endocannabinoid" plant. Also: I've noticed how well this herb synergizes with Cannabis, and the pinene and limonene terpenes foun in it make sense! They are both found in Cannabis as well. The neuroprotective properties of this plant also makes sense when we observe these facts and think about the similtary in Mary Jane as well.

What is phytochemistry: Despite the fact that crowd followers buy into the propaganda, the truth is still hidden in plain sight. There is in fact a ton of science behind the fact that Echinacea purpurea works, and how it works. Serpent medical and the socialist know this, and is running a supremacy ring by oppressing shops and sellers they hate(stealing imports illegally), and slandering activist that speak truth. They also make stuff up and lie. Socialist are spreading disinformation about these plants, claiming that there's "no scientific evidence to suggest their benefits", or that they "are not proven safe", and this is simply not true. Phytochemistry IS that science. Phytochemistry is a branch of chemistry ( albert Hoffman was a phytochemist ), that studies chemicals present within plants, for their pharmacological activity. Studies time and time again prove the miraculous benefits of these plants. The FDA on the other hand, seeks to oppress that information, and their socialist puppet-masters are also helping to down-play the truth, and keep the American people in the dark about the true nature of medicine. All modern medicine is at least derived from natural sources, and drugs like fentanyl are altered versions of God-made phytochemcials found in plants ( in this case the Opium poppy ). I cite academic journals written by these phytochemist, and share some really profound discoveries regarding their healing potential! These scientific facts are just that, but the FDA often calls these facts "medical claims".

Genesis 1:29 "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for nourishment(health; meat; food; wellness; vitality)".

Echinacea purpurea is one of my favorite plants of all time. It's in my top 5, with Cannabis, Kratom, and Mullein, to name a few. I've suggested it to people back in my wild party days to counteract a bad trip ( it will actually rapidly detox your body, fast enough for someone having a rough LSD trip to sober up rather quickly! ) I have noticed that it takes about 20 minutes after drinking the tea for the healing effects to kick in. Echinacea is non-psychoactive although it has been demonstrated to improve the L-DOPA flow[6] in the brain. It's also good for mental health as it seems to flush out those horrible cortisol related chemicals from having their toxic effect on our bodies and minds. It boost the immune system, and works with the human endo-cannabinoid system! This makes Echinacea a fantastic thing to take with Cannabis. The combination of Echinacea and cannabis are very powerful indeed!

In order to bring new content to the internet, I purchased books with academic bibliographies to help contribute to the collective of information out there on medicinal plants! I have discovered that: The Native Americans used Echiancea as a remedy for snakebites, and skin wounds.[7] (Gottlieb, Dollemore 1995 58)] They also used it for its benefits when dealing with burns, boils, skin cancer, and ear infections by using raw material which was boiled into a decoction.[8] (Rain 1990 138) ] When dried and steeped, it was considered a strong blood cleanser, anti-toxin, good for pneumonia, sinuses, ulcers, cancer, and aging.[8] (Rain 1990 138) ]

As mentioned under the "quick investigative notes" portion of this page, it seems that socialist are trying to cover up the fact that serpent medical is merely robbing God of his intelligent design when it comes to medicine. They either free-base phytochemicals from plants ( like morphine, an codeine from the Opium Poppy ), or they create a fake version that's made in the likeness of Gods version found in the earth beneath(like Fentanyl) If everyone knew that they could just grow their own plant, instead of go down to the corner store and buy something made by a fortune 500 company, then they would grow their own ( a lot of us would anyway ). Wikipedia previously noted that Echinacea works with the humans endocannabinoid system, but for some odd reason it was removed. Why was it removed? It seems just before 2016, socialist removed a bunch of important facts from Wikipedia. Thank GOD for the waybackmachine! Here are some academic sources on those facts: [10][11][12]

Studies have conclusively proven that Echinacea and its active pharmacological constituents stimulates the immune system, thus helping the body to fight bacterial and viral infections.[7] Now that you know the truth ( from credible sources ), be a social warrior and call the liars out on their slander and disinformation. A DOCTOR(phd) name Tyler, suggest it in a book I cite below. He suggest it in tincture form for dealing with bronchitis.[7] I suggest to make your own tincture, and personally noticed that Echinacea works best in tea form. You can even make the tea cold ( just give it time to sit ! ) A medical doctor by the name of David Edelberg suggest it and other herbs, "taking two capsules of it three times a day for its benefits when dealing with colds and flu-like symptoms."[7] Rosemary Gladstar, an herbalist and author of several books, suggest using it to ward off the flu during the first onset of symptoms.[7] She goes on to explain that it works best when used for short duration of time, and is not for long term use.[7] Despite this, I still notice that raw herb made into tea works the best. Becareful about buying inferior products that will yield in no positive results. Quality matters with herbal produts, beause potency is what makes the medicine work. Pay attention to the color, texture, and smell of the dried plant material. This is how you tell the quality by looking at it and smelling it.

Echinacea purpurea and angustifolia both help fight viruses, and boost the immune system, especially when dealing with the flu, yeast infections, herpes, and inflammatory diseases.[13] It helps keep bacteria from entering uninfected cells.[13] It contains Polysaccharides, which stimulate the immune system by activating phagocytes, like spleen cells and white blood cells, which literally consume microbes that are bad for us.[13] This is just scratching the surface on the scientific understanding of this plant and others. Please archive any academic pages you pull up to prevent further oppression of truth! Thanks! "The Native Americans also used it to treat enlarged glands, colds, headaches, and throat infections. Way back in the 19th century it was being utilized as a blood cleanser. A phytochemical called Chiocoric acid may inhibit the enzyme intregrase which is thought to decrease viral reproduction. It's used in over 200 preparations in German culture." [(Swerdlow 2000 355)]

I first discovered this amazing medicinal plant when I was buying Sobe green tea at the tom thumb! Sense then, they have removed it from the ingredients list. I was sick with food poisoning and I drank that sobe, and it healed me. I threw up one last time and my eight plus hours of horrific food poisoning came to an end! I looked it up online, read about it, and it has been a favorite of mine sense. I now spread the word about Gods amazing seed bearing herbs! Praise the Lord! All parts of the plant are used, including the root, leaves, seeds, and flower petals. This plant rocks! Some more scholarly facts for ya: "Because of its role in the cellular immune system, the CB2 receptor is of particular interest for our ongoing studies on the immunomodulatory activity of alkylamides from Echinacea"[12]

Echinacea purpurea is very easy to grow as well. Plant some seeds before the last frost, and after. See how they do. It comes back every year, so you never have to toss the pots or re-do the soil. I've never tried to grow it from cutting but it may be possible. The seeds form in the cone shaped part of the plant that produces flowers. Inside of it, is a pineal gland core that is very fascinating! I collect those pineal gland parts and add them to tinctures and such. Because of this, I presume that it is beneficial for the pineal gland. In my opinion and experience, this plant is probably the most under-rated one on the planet! I am truly gratful that it is legal. It's a favorite in Europe as well, where it tends to grow wild. In nature it also grows wild in Eastern North America, being native to moist prairies, meadows and open woods, woodland edges of the central to southeastern United States[1]

Ezekiel 47:12 "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."

live echinacea flowering

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Academic Sources:

[6] [Link] Kurkin, V.A., Dubishchev, A.V., Ezhkov, V.N. et al. Antidepressant activity of some phytopharmaceuticals and phenylpropanoids. Pharm Chem J 40, 614–619 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11094-006-0205-5

[3] Sadigh-Eteghad S, khayat-Nuri H, Abadi N, Ghavami S, Golabi M, Shanebandi D (2011). "Synergetic effects of oral administration of levamisole and Echinacea purpurea on immune response in Wistar rat". Res Vet Sci. 91 (1): 82–5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20797737/

[2] https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/echinacea

[9] Woelkart, Karin, et al. "The endocannabinoid system as a target for alkamides from Echinacea angustifolia roots." Planta medica 71.08 (2005): 701-705. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals....

[10] Gertsch, J. (2008). Immunomodulatory lipids in plants: plant fatty acid amides and the human endocannabinoid system. Planta medica, 74(06), 638-650. >https://www.thieme-connect.com/...

[11] Liu, R., Caram-Salas, N. L., Arnason, J. T., & Harris, C. S. (2021). Interactions of Echinacea spp. root extracts and alkylamides with the endocannabinoid system and peripheral inflammatory pain. Frontiers in pharmacology, 12, 651292. https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/pharmacology/...

[12] Raduner, S., Majewska, A., Chen, J. Z., Xie, X. Q., Hamon, J., Faller, B., ... & Gertsch, J. (2006). Alkylamides from Echinacea are a new class of cannabinomimetics: cannabinoid type 2 receptor-dependent and-independent immunomodulatory effects. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281(20), 14192-14206. https://www.jbc.org/article...

[14] Aarland, R. C., Bañuelos-Hernández, A. E., Fragoso-Serrano, M., Sierra-Palacios, E. D. C., Díaz de León-Sánchez, F., Pérez-Flores, L. J., ... & Mendoza-Espinoza, J. A. (2017). Studies on phytochemical, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycaemic and antiproliferative activities of Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia extracts. Pharmaceutical biology, 55(1), 649-656. url: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13880209.2016.1265989

Via: scholar.google.com

Book sources:

[7] (Gottlieb, Dollemore 1995 58) New Choices In Natural Healing: Over 1,800 of the Best Self-Help Remedies from the World of Alternative Medicine ISBN: 0875962572

[8] (Rain 1990 138) Earthway: A Native American Visionary's Path To Total Mind, Body, And Spirit Health. Book by Mary Summer Rain ISBN-13: 9780671706678 ISBN-10: 0671706675

[13] (Swerdlow 2000 327) Natures Medicine, Plants That Heal. Joel L Swerdlow 2000, 327 ISBN:B01K0TBFP4

Encyclopedia references / sources:

[1] Wikipedia.org Echinacea purpurea [from 2015]


Resources / Links:

PubChem ( The National Library Of Medicine )

Google Scholar scholar.google.com


Internet Archives

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