I was checking on our cherry tree today to determine if it was time for Hawk and Noble to help me harvest the ripe fruit. As I walked around, every plant that I observed had been identified, and possibly planted, by my wise and beautiful mom! I love seeing all the unique plants and flowers that come to life each year, and as I examine their petals and leaves, color and fragrance, I can hear her voice whispering information about each one. I am so blessed that she continues to share her wisdom about organic and toxin-free gardening and lawn care with us. She’s been professing the importance of chemical-free living for more than 30 years and I am thankful that she has created such a sturdy foundation of health in our family.
This happy flower with the radiating magenta petals is called Purple Coneflower, which is also known as Echinacea. Native Americans originally discovered Echinacea's medicinal uses when they found that it successfully healed wounds, infections and other physical ailments. It delivers a huge boost of immune support for your entire system stimulating the production of T-cells to fend off pathogenic invaders. I have noticed that by taking Standard Process Echinacea Premium within the first 4 hours of those little pre-sickness signals, feeling “off”, slightly scratchy throat, fatigue, or body aches, that I can usually avoid the illness altogether. It’s something that I keep on hand at all times - liquid and tablet - And you'll find it in my travel bags too! #therapeuticbeauty #thingswevehandeddown #alivingwelllife