When and how do you harvest echinacea- how do you prepare roots?

flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)September 14, 2004

How do you harvest echinacea????? When ......

Are there any warnings?????

and how do you prepare the roots..... for medicine etc...... do you use them in tea .... dry ..... use fresh etc. ?????

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Heathen1(10a)

Here is an easy to understand guide for echinacea http://www.gardenguides.com/articles/coneflower.htm
I really recommend you cut the root up before drying... you will need a hacksaw to cut it up when dried! :o)
for contraindications http://www.herbmed.org/Herbs/Herb6.htm
I know it stops working after like 8 days, so really short term is all that is needed.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2004 at 8:31PM
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