Fighting an infection? Then echinacea should be the number one herb that springs to mind. Echinacea has been used for hundreds of hears to help fight off infections - especially those that settle in the nose and chest. Modern science has caught up with tradition and recognizes echinacea’s power to relieve your miserable cold symptoms and shorten the length of time that you’re out of commission. Few other plants are as beneficial in their immune-boosting power. This one is a must for every medicine chest.
Each ml contains 250 mg of organically grown echinacea root (Echinacea purpurea). It is a 1:4 root extract in a non-medicinal base of 40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water.
Echinacea helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of colds.
Take echinacea when you are fighting a cold or infection, or just beginning to feel a cold coming on. The echinacea will start mobilizing your immune system right away! To remove the alcohol for children, add the recommended dose to half a cup of boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate away. Let cool and stir in some honey or a splash of juice to make a yummy, cold-relieving drink!
For best results, take echinacea on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Children aged 5-14: take 2 ml per day. To dispense, fill the dropper half way, which gives you 1 ml. Repeat to get 2 ml.
Ages 15 and over: take 2 ml, 3 times per day. For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, prepare by adding the dosage to hot water.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women can follow the dosage for ages 15 and over, but may want to prepare it in hot water to evaporate the alcohol.
Caution: Do not use echinacea if you are allergic to plants of the daisy family. Allergic reaction to echinacea has been known to occur - if this happens, please discontinue use. Talk to your healthcare practitioner before using echinacea for more than 8 weeks, or if you are taking immunosuppressants, or if you have a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis or multiple sclerosis. And always talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms hang on or get worse!