Carrying it was thought to provide inner strength during trying times. It can also be grown around the house or brought into a house and placed in a vase to draw prosperity into the home and protect the family from suffering from poverty.
An appropriate flower for offerings, especially to place spirits and river God(dess)es. Including it in any spell or charm will increase its effectiveness. This is a North American native and was used extensively by the Indigenous populations for all manner of ailments. The Plains Nations used it more than any other herb. The name Echinacea comes from the Greek echinos, which describes the nature of a hedgehog or sea urchin, in reference to the bristly scales of the dried seed head.