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Echinacea Products

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The herb Echinacea has been popular for a number of years now as a possible way to reduce the symptoms and shorten the duration of the common cold.

Many natural health practitioners recommend that those taking supplements of Echinacea take a dose of up to three grams per day. In addition, many herbalists often recommend taking a daily dose of three or more grams every day at the first sign of a cold. Echinacea is best taken in divided doses, spaced at between two and three hours apart. After the first one or two days, the dose can be reduced and continued at the lower dose for the next week.

Echinacea is known to be a medicinal herb, and it has been used in traditional medicine for many years. While the evidence remains inconclusive, it has been suggested that Echinacea may boost the immune system, and that is why it may be effective in cases of colds, flu and upper respiratory infections. When taken externally, Echinacea can sometimes encourage the healing of burns and wounds.

Echinacea is available in capsules, pills and teas, as well as an ingredient in poultices and ointments. Echinacea tablets and capsules should be taken orally with a glass of water. Echinacea can be taken with or without food, but those with sensitive stomachs often prefer taking Echinacea as an infusion or tea. In addition, external preparations of Echinacea are available, in ointments, lotions, tinctures and poultices. These external applications can speed healing of wounds and burns.

It is best to take Echinacea at the first sign of a cold, and to not take it on an ongoing basis. It is best to limit the length of Echinacea therapy to no more than eight weeks.

When taking Echinacea, or any other herbal product, it is important to read and follow all label directions carefully. It is also important to notify your doctor of all medications, including over the counter medications and herbal supplements, that you are taking.

Health Disclaimer. Copyright ©2020. Bonnie Conrad. Published with permission.


Related Reading: See Protect Yourself from Viral InfectionAndrographis, and COVID-19: Healthy Living StrategiesMost of the echinacea products listed below are usually available in our Winnipeg retail store and available to ship (demand has increased recently, please contact us to confirm availability).

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