ALVTA ECHNCEA GL
A perennial plant native to the United States, Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) was used by the Plains Indians more than any other plant. Also known as purple coneflower or black sampson, Echinacea has been used extensively for its many health benefits. Another plant highly revered by American Indians was the versatile Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis). Often referred to as yellow root, they used the brilliant golden juice extracted from its roots as an ornamental dye for their clothes and weapons, paints for their faces, and as a traditional herb for health concern. Early settlers adopted the use of Golden Seal which along with Echinacea quickly became a mainstay of American herbalism.