Re: [gardeners] echinaceae

Barb Rothenberger (
Sat, 07 Feb 1998 06:54:18 -0600

George, you sound like my husband - that's what he thought I should do -
well, he didn't mention the chain link fence.  Don't think he would like it
if I dug up his cone flower, either - not sure I could find it right now,
anyway!  Is it the ROOTS they use?  The pills I am taking are capsules
filled with green - thought it was the leaves.  If so, wonder if next
summer I should make my own?  nah!  not worth the trouble - pills didn't
cost that much.

>Why buy zinc? You could just go out and lick the chain link fence. Get your
>own echinaceae, distill the roots of the purple cone flower. I much prefer
>my mother's old recipe for colds and flu. Cook sliced lemon with water and
>honey, strain, mix 50/50 with 100 proof bourbon, sip as needed. Cold
>doesn't get any better but you really don't care if you get well or not.
Barb Rothenberger
Columbia, Mo,