HOW TO MAKE ECHINACEA TINCTURE - Echinacea, known for its immune system-enhancing capabilities, is especially beneficial during cold and flu season. Echinacea stimulates the white blood cells that kill viruses and bacteria. Antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, echinacea is one of the most helpful medicinal herbs to have on hand in your home. Echinacea tincture keeps well in a cool dark place for up to two years.
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