Walking through Farmer’s market the other day I came across a small treasure in a pot.
Wonder what it is?
Echinacea. I had actually never thought of getting one before, but when I saw it the idea struck me and I wondered how I had never even though of having one. I had heard amazing stories about its healing and anti-cold properties, had taken it in the form of pills or syrup, but never plain. I did some googling and discovered that the leaves can be dried and used to make tea for when you’re feeling a bit under the weather or about to be hit by a cold or a flu.
And to think the thing was $1.7! Totally amazes me! Of course, poor plant was barely home and the guard cat decided to attack it, either thinking it’s so big and scary, or that it just smells so heavenly and inviting (the latter is more likely) and so, as a result, my plant’s leaves are chewed up and have teeth marks all over. Hence, no pictures of the actual plant I got. Thankfully, I managed to save it in time.
On a side note, I have some ideas swimming in my mind. One of them includes some blog sprucing, but I haven’t thought of anything specific yet. The other two need some more brewing still.
Don’t forget about the giveaway! Just leave a comment under the giveaway post (not this one)!