Did You Know?
Echinacea purpurea, the purple coneflower, has been a popular natural remedy with Native Americans for many centuries. The plants originally grew wild on the Prairies and it was whilst visiting a remote part of South Dakota in the 1950s that Bioforce founder, Alfred Vogel, met Sioux medicine man, Black Elk, who introduced him to the wonders of the plant.
It’s a long way from the Prairie land of America to the foothills of the Swiss Alps but the climates of both areas are very similar with hot summer days and cold, sometimes snowy winters. Alfred Vogel sowed Black Elk’s gift of Echinacea seeds and chose the strongest seedlings to plant out in the wholesome soil of his herb garden in Teufen, carefully nurturing them through their first season.
Those seeds, so carefully husbanded all those decades ago, provided the firm foundation for glorious fields of purple headed stems which grace the organic farms throughout the Swiss countryside, each carefully planted, hand weeded and gently harvested as Alfred Vogel wished. They are immediately transformed into fresh herb tincture and then, through the special tableting process which Vogel created, into tincture tablets to ensure that the best from this remarkable herb remains.