Botanical Name(s): Echinacea angustifolia
Popular Name(s): Echinacea, Sampson root, Red sunflower
Parts Used: Root and rhizome
Habitat: Black Sampson is found in America and Britain.
Description: Black Sampson possesses stout, bristly stem with a hairy, linear-lanceolate leaves tapering at both the ends. Its flowers are rich purple in colour and the florets are seated round a high cone. The flowers bloom in June to October.
Uses: Black Sampson is used as an alterative, antiseptic, depurative and febrifuge. It increases bodily resistance to infection and is used in skin diseases also.