Coneflower Plants

Can I Eat Echinacea?

Sharkalaka added on January 16, 2016 | Answered

Good day, I made some tea from Echinacea but feel it to be a waste throwing away the plant material. I am sure if one can drink it you can eat it also, but just want to make sure. Thanks

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Answered on January 16, 2016

The leaves and flowers are edible.
The remaining of the plant is most often used to make tinctures and other medicinal methods.

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