Purple coneflower and bee balm are great partners in this edible school garden! They both provide valuable nectar to pollinators, and they compliment each other medicinally: bee balm infused tea has long been used to relieve upper respiratory ailments like colds and flu. It's often used to sooth indigestion and nausea. Echinacea Is best known as an over-the-counter herbal remedy for the common cold or flu. However, it’s also used to treat pain, inflammation, migraines and other health issues. Their brilliant colors compliment each other aesthetically too!