A hot cup of echinacea tea a few times a week can help prevent winter colds and flu. If taken at the first sign of sickness, many people believe that echinacea helps them get better faster or prevents the illness from developing altogether.
Bring water to a boil using a stove-top pan or a tea kettle.
Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and add in the echinacea.
Place a lid on the pot and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. ...
Strain the loose flowers, roots, or leaves from the pot and pour into a teacup.