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|These were blooming in a field in Taos, New Mexico this summer. The flowers were almost perfect and the almost blue colour background was great with the yellow of the flower. |
Medicinal use of this herb began with Native Americans, who used E. angustifolia to treat health problems ranging from respiratory infections to snakebites. During the 19th century, echinacea was used as a blood purifier and a treatment for dizziness. In the early 20th century, it was used as a cold and flu remedy, and as an anti-infective until the advent of modern antibiotics. Its recent resurgence as a treatment for upper respiratory infections (URIs) has placed echinacea among the three top-selling herbs in the United States.
The effect of this plant remains unproven in clinical trials for most immune system properties...
But really pretty!!! Hope you like the photo.
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Very nice use of both implied lines and depth of field, Chris. The image seems to have a bluish cast, which is unexpected, but I think it works okay. Lovely clarity on the first few flowers. A nice photo!
- [2006-02-24 21:53]
Hi Chris, yes I do like this photo. To start of I love the Echinacea flower. And also you show them so well. I like how it is composed with the front flowers being so sharp and brighter, and then as we look back we see them going paler and softer. Well displayed, TFS