I have been thinking about adding purple coneflowers near my garden beds to use as a pollinator attractor for some time. But in researching coneflowers both here on Permies and on other sites I came across the possible use of coneflowers/echinacea tincture for snakebites.
So if I were to grow coneflowers, would they become a true multi-purpose Plant they seem to be? Pollinator attractor, snakebite healing agent? What else? Would a tincture of coneflowers and comfrey be even better?
My dog was bit by a copperhead about 2 years ago so I would love to have a treatment on hand.
I used to take a supplement made from it to boost my immune system. Seemed to work. I finally quit because my local healthfood store couldn't stay open in the same location long enough for me to use up a bottle. I would think they were out of business, then find them months later somewhere else. After that happened four or five times, I just gave up.
I grow a whole bunch of it. I’m eagerly waiting for it to perk back up since I have no tincture made yet. It’s a lovely plant and seems to be a good biologic source. The historical record for snakebite seems pretty good.
It’s also a plant that should be in the native North American grasslands and that’s enough for me.
Standing on the shoulders of giants. Giants with dirt under their nails