echinacea echinacea  /ɛ tʃə ˈneɪ si ə/


  • (n) small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs


  1. People swear by them: echinacea for a cold, ginkgo biloba for memory or the peppermint in the salve your aunt believes can ease chest congestion.
  2. Fresh Samantha's Super Juice is spiked with echinacea, believed to bolster the immune system.
  3. Even this pill-averse orthopedist will take an echinacea or two if I feel a sore throat coming on.


  • In the High Desert Garden: Colorful Mexican Hat fits the area

    Provided photo • The colorful Mexican Hat is well-suited for local weather conditions. I love the Sunflower family; it contains so many interesting plants suited for our conditions. One of them is the Mexican Hat, also called prairie coneflower or yellow coneflower. While its cousin, the purple coneflower- Echinacea purpurea (asteraceae), doesn’t like my soil and is short-lived in my heavy clay ...
    on July 14, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

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  1. "HerbClip provides a way for experts to educate themselves about areas in which they may know nothing--for instance, an echinacea expert could learn something about an Ayurvedic or Chinese herb," explained HerbClip Managing Editor Lori Glenn....
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Glenn Source: Reuters

  2. "I have found that echinacea reduces the severity of infections in children, so I'm happy to give it," says Suzannah Olivier, a mother and author of Healthy Food for Happy Kids, which is published next month. "I would say the kind of parents...
    on Dec 24, 2003 By: Suzannah Olivier Source:

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