whole herb :: dried :: flower + leaf + stem :: quarter ounce
Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)
if you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise :: rupi kuar
Echinacea, tall and strong is reputed for supporting the immune system. It sways with the wind and proves its resilience, all while providing plant food and medicine to passers-by…birds, bees and butterflies.
latin name Echinacea angustifolia traditional chinese medicine Zi Zhu Hua other common names purple coneflower, cornflower part flowers, leaf, stem color purple, pink form dried properties alterative, antiseptic, antiviral, immune stimulant, lymphatic energetics cooling, drying sacred/magical powers inner strength, protection, prosperity, healing, fertility, abundance, miracles chakra fifth, throat, visshudha aromatherapy uplifting, soothing, clarifying warnings generally considered safe and nontoxic; use caution with autoimmune disorders constituents phenols, alkylamides, polysaccharides, antioxidants meridians/systems lungs, spleen, skin, sinuses, immunity
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Single herbs consist of whole plant parts, as noted, and are not cut/sifted or processed into powders, pills or blends. You will receive whole flowers and leaves or stems and roots rough cut to +/- 1″, packaged in a biodegradable pouch. Herbs do not include usage/preparation information, as they are intended for professional herbalists and customers who have the knowledge necessary to safely prepare their own formulas.
Plants can be powerful medicinal allies, when used responsibly. Creating a relationship with their vital energy ensures a symbiotic partnership that can offer a spiritual connection to our emotional healing and physical well-being. Although most herbal preparations are safe and effective, it is important to note that there may be potential side effects and individual results may vary. Please consult your licensed herbalist or health care provider and do your own research before you place your order, so that you may become an empowered, knowledgable and compassionate caretaker of our own body.
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OCTOBER FIELDS® Herbal Cold Care Tea Recipe
Ingredients (by the pinch*)
- Echinacea (flower, leaf + stem)
- Yarrow (leaf + flower)
- Hyssop (leaf + flower)
- Mullein (leaf)
- optional herbs: ginger, peppermint
Glass mason jar (16 or 32 ounce) with lid.
Pot with lid
This is our favorite (and easiest) method for making a day’s batch of loose leaf tea, but you may wish to use a mesh ball or french press, for single cup or tea for two)
- Place 1 quart of water and desired amount of herbs/botanicals** in pot.
- Bring to a gentle boil.
- Reduce heat immediately, cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool (with lid on) to room temperature, keeping the volatile oils inside.
- Carefully filter herbs and water through strainer into glass jar.
- Compost herbs and botanicals.
- Add sweetener, if desired. Stir.
- Once completely cooled, secure with lid and place in refrigerator. Use within 3 days.
- As needed, pour into mug and drink hot or cold. To reheat, place in microwave or heat gently on stovetop.
- Sit, sip and enjoy, as needed.
- * Why a pinch? The act of feeling herbs with your fingertips begins the journey to self well-being. Absorb the energy and visualize the amount your body needs. Perhaps there are days when one herb takes priority over another (ex hyssop is ideal when cough and sore throat are present and echinacea when the body feels sluggish and tired, right before the onset of illness). You are in control of the healing process and the herbs are available to support it.
- ** 1:4 ratio (ex 4oz herb:16oz water, 8oz herb:32oz water) Increase/decrease to fit your taste and needs.
- Mix small batches of dried herbs for the busy week ahead and portion into smaller glass jars or paper bags for work/travel/school. Prepare as a single cup at your final destination.
- Store unused dried botanicals/herbs in glass jar with tight fitted lid in cool dry place, away from heat and humidity. Herbs may be used up to 2 years from purchase…if they smell and look good, use them!
- Keep a brewed batch in the refrigerator for convenient cold prevention and overall immune system support, any time of day.