‘Echinacea purpurea’

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Echinacea / Echinacea / Εχινάκια
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Common Name: Echinacea / Echinacea / Εχινάκια

Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea

 

Plant’s cycle: Perennial

Light Requirement: cannot grow in the shade.

Soil type: all soils.

Sowing in nursery:   -

Direct Planting: Spring

Germination: 10 - 21 days at 25°c, putting in refrigerator one month prior to sowing enhance its germination.

 

Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by insects.

 

Edible Parts: Leaves, Petals

Medicine:
Adaptogen;  Alterative;  Antiseptic;  Aphrodisiac;  Depurative;  Digestive;  Sialagogue.

 

Echinacea is considered to be the most effective detoxicant in Western herbal medicine for the circulatory, lymphatic and respiratory systems.

Known Hazards: Possible suppression of immunity with habitual use.

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