- Stimulates the immune system and strengthens the immune response against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
- Echinacea has traditionally been used to fight off colds, flus and infections and for the relief of sore throat due to colds. It also acts as supportive therapy in the treatment of colds, flus, upper respiratory infections and urinary infections.
- Traditional uses of Echinacea among Native Americans were to treat the symptoms of colds and flu, and to promote the healing of skin wounds.
- Echinacea has been clinically studied for its ability to help reduce the duration of and severity of symptoms of colds and flu.
How It Works
Echinacea purpurea is the Latin name for a herb native to the central and southwestern U.S.A. The plant, which also goes by the name purple cone flower, bears beautiful purple flowers resembling black-eyed susans. Although it prefers to grow in open fields and rocky soil, it has become a favorite with urban gardeners too. Echinacea was widely used by the Plains Indians who valued it in much the same fashion the Chinese value ginseng. American settlers quickly adopted its use, and the herb has been valued by natural health care advocates ever since. German research has demonstrated the herb’s ability to increase the number of white blood cells (a vital part of the immune system’s defense against invaders). Today echinacea is the most popular selling herb for the prevention of colds and sickness. It is high in organic aluminum, cobalt, zinc, chromium, iron, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, selenium and vitamin C.
A natural and pure extract composed of the finest echinacea roots (Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida) in vegetable glycerin. Rich in echinacosides, glycoproteins, isobutylamides, and polysaccharides found selectively in each species.
Adults: Take approximately 15 to 20 drops (1 mL) in water with a meal three times daily. Children age 6 or older: Take one-half the adult dosage.