Fight of the seasonal cold or flu with a regular dose of Echinacea. Supporting your immune system Echinacea may help to prevent infection or reduce the severity of the symptoms of colds and flu, aiding faster recovery.
Echinacea is a wild flower native to the USA and a common UK garden plant. Characterised by its daisy like purple blossoms, Echinacea has had a long history of traditional use from healing wounds and counteracting the toxins of snakebites by the Great Plains Indian tribes to today, where it is more recognised and widely acclaimed in fighting infections and boosting the immune system.
There are many species of Echinacea, but there are mainly three used in herbal preparations, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida and Echinacea purpurea. The active ingredients can be found in the flowers, the stem and root of the Echinacea plant.
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Echinacea has become one of the world's top health supplements, thanks to its natural antibiotic and infection fighting qualities. Echinacea works to stimulate the immune system to respond to infection by boosting the cells production of an innate virus-fighting substance called interferon.
One of the main and most recognised uses of Echinacea supplements is in preventing and alleviating the symptoms of the common cold and flu. Echinacea can help to reduce the body's susceptibility to these common illnesses or reduce its systematic affects when taken at the first signs of infection. Studies suggest that Echinacea may reduce your likeliness to come down with a cold, but if you do, then symptoms may be less severe and your recovery is quicker.
Other benefits of Echinacea include:
At the first signs of cold or flu, Swanson recommend that you take one capsule three times per day with water and food. It is not advised that you take for more than eight consecutive weeks. For health maintenance, you can take periodically for a few weeks at a time.
One Swanson Echinacea capsule contains 400mg Echinacea purpurea Herb (aerial parts). It also contains Gelatin and rice flour. It may also contain microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), magnesium stearate and or silica.
It is important to note that natural therapies carry a risk of contraindications when combined with various treatments and conditions. If you are already taking any other medication or have an autoimmune condition, then it is ESSENTIAL you discuss the use of herbal supplements with your doctor/health practitioner first.
Do not take Echinacea if you are pregnant or nursing.
If you notice any changes in your health, then stop use and seek medical attention.
Do not exceed the recommended dose; if you suspect an overdose, seek professional advice.
Do not use if the outer seal is broken or damaged at the time of purchase.
For safety, keep out of reach of children.