echinacea and herbal properties - Knowledgebase Question

colorado springs, Co
Question by baileymichla
April 18, 2010
i love all the new colors echinaceas come in now are all these colored blooms still the same herbal property as the purple ones used for colds?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2010


In a nutshell, yes. Three species of echinacea are commonly used for medicinal purposes: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida, and Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea hybrids and improved varieties in new colors with multiple petal arrangements, colorful central cones, longer bloom times, compact growth habits and fragrance all have the same herbal properties as the more commonly encountered purple coneflower.

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