Native American Indian tribes were the first to use the echinacea root for a variety of ailments and, until the 1800's, it was one of their best-kept secrets. Around 1870, a German physician formulated a medicine containing echinacea that became popular in European households, but it was not until the 1900's that echinacea gained recognition amongst healers in the west.
As the interest in echinacea increased, hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted with the various species. There has been much confusion as to which species is best and which plant part to use e.g. root, tops or plant juice. I have chosen Echinacea purpurea root because it has been proven in a well-conducted clinical trial involving 180 volunteers. My echinacea product is identical in strength and extraction to that used in the clinical trial (Bräunig et al., 1992).
Today echinacea is recognised as one of the most exciting herbal discoveries for healthy immune function and to assist in the management of upper respiratory tract infections.
Clinical trials prove that Echinacea purpurea root is beneficial in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections, such as colds and flu. As a powerful immuno-stimulant, it helps to maintain a normal, healthy immune system. Taken regularly (especially by athletes) it can not only provide relief of the symptoms of colds and flu, but can also assist in the treatment of flu by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms.
Best taken in 100 mL of water or fruit juice, three times daily, before or after meals.
Adults and children over 12: take 5 mL.
Children from 6 to 12: take 2.5 mL.
Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Not suitable for children under 2 years without medical advice or during pregnancy and lactation.
Contains alcohol 55% v/v.
Duration of Use
Maximum recommended duration is 8 weeks - may be repeated after a 4 week break.
Improvement can be noticed after 3-4 days, with the full effect after 8-10 days.
Each 5 mL contains Echinacea purpurea extract equiv. to dry root 1 g (1000 mg).
Features / Benefits
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Helps promote the body’s natural healing forces.
- Liquid extracts are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
- Superior herbal extract ingredients are used, ensuring potency, quality and efficacy.
- Tamper-evident packaging ensures consumer safety.
- Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine, yeast, gluten, sugars and lactose.
- Manufactured to strict pharmaceutical standards and listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).