Echinacea mother tincture
Echinacea is a multi-year herbaceous plant, which rests during the winter to reappear from spring until late autumn; flowering instead occurs in the height of summer, in the months of June, July and August. Native to North America, this plant belongs to the immense family of composites and is widespread especially in the coastal areas of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians; in fact, it grows both in the plains and in the mountains up to 1500 meters above sea level. Echinacea belongs to the family of "asteraceae", a type of plant widely used in herbal preparations and as ornamental garden plants. It grows quietly in any type of terrain, the important thing is that it is a sunny place that does not suffer from drought. With its flowers very similar to wild daisies, echinacea has a thick and erect stem, from fifty to one hundred and fifty centimeters high and is generally rather branched and hairy; the flowers have different colors ranging from yellow to violet to orange. Known since ancient times, echinacea was highly appreciated by Native Americans who already used it frequently in the 1700s for the preparation of remedies and medicated ointments. Already in the past its uses were the most diverse: widely used as an antidote for the bites of poisonous snakes, echinacea was also used to treat toothache and as an anesthetic for more or less intense pain. In Europe and Asia the diffusion of this plant is much more recent than in the areas of America where it was used even centuries ago, however, since the scientific world discovered the extraordinary properties of echinacea, this plant has been experiencing a spread capillary all over the world. It is mainly used in the phytotherapy field and in the form of mother tincture.
When to use Echinacea mother tincture
Echinacea mother tincture is widely used in the infectious forms of the respiratory system, influences, bronchitis and bacterial flu states (the active ingredients of this plant, in fact, have excellent antibacterial properties and are able to effectively fight the parainfluenza viruses). In addition to performing this precious antibacterial function, the echinacea mother tincture also has positive effects on the immune system: it stimulates the body's defenses and indirectly helps it fight infectious diseases. Not only that: this precious mother tincture has an active ingredient called "echinacoside" which is used to treat wounds and which has a double action: if on the one hand it avoids the onset of infections, on the other it facilitates rapid recovery. The mother tincture is not the only formula in which it is possible to find the principle of echinacea: in fact, on the market, the dry extract, the fluid extract and the essential oil used mainly for the epidermis are also easily found. All of these preparations are widely used in herbal medicine.