IN THE FLOWER GARDEN
Many medicines are found in common
garden flowers, but none more effective
than echinacea purpurea from the
popular perennial Purple Coneflower.
This hearty flower thrives in most of the states,
and has been used as an herb since ancient times.
The roots are used as a tea (or dried powder)
to fight infections, especially at the
first sign of a cold.
Simply dig and clean some echinacea roots.
Pinch two plump roots and place in a cup.
Cover with boiling water, and let stand
for 20 minutes, or until warm.
Add a spoonful of honey to mask any bitterness.
You've just taken your cold medicine!