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Purple coneflower—multipurpose Plant?

 
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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.

https://permies.com/t/68613/kitchen/Echinacea-venomous-snake-bites

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.

Any thoughts or experiences are welcome.

Eric
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Eric I watched this guy and was very impressed.  If you don't want to watch the hole thing the snake bite remedy is at 3min 50 seconds.    I hope this helps.
 
Yeah. What he said. Totally. Wait. What? Sorry, I was looking at this tiny ad:
Ernie and Erica Wisner's Rocket Mass Heater Everything Combo
https://permies.com/t/40993/Ernie-Erica-Wisner-Rocket-Mass
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