100% ORGANIC Echinacea Tincture
R166.68 – R292.15
- WOUND HEALING
- IMMUNE STIMULANT
- ANTI VIRAL
- ANTI BACTERIAL
- ANTI CANDIDA
Echinacea provides a broad spectrum of effects on the immune system and appears to offer benefit for all infectious conditions. The majority of effects appear to be due to the binding of Echinacea polysaccharides to carbohydrate receptors on the cell surface of macrophages and T-cells.
Echinacea polysaccharides also promote T-cell activation – increasing interferon, secretion of lymphokines, interleukin-1, and macrophage phagocytosis.
Dosage- Organic tincture: 15-30 drops two to three times daily
Standardised herb: 150-300mg daily
Potential applications -General infectious conditions, influenza, colds, upper respiratory tract infections, urogenital infections, wound healing, abscesses, folliculitis, eczema, burns, varicose ulcers of the leg, arthritis.
Known contraindications - Caution also for transplant patients and patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs. Echinacea is not recommended in cases of auto-immune disorders such as lupus or M.S. - (although some authorities believe it may even be beneficial). Caution required in those with known allergens to the daisy family (Compositae)
Interactions -None known
Useful links - Immune support - Oregon grape, Vitamin C, E, Zinc, Beta carotene
Candida control – Oregon grape, probiotics, fibre complex, l-glutamine, digestive aid
Note: In a healthy individual there would appear no need to continually stimulate the immune system. Studies have shown that Echinacea can be used long term in cases of impaired immune function. The usual recommendation for long term use is 8 weeks on followed by 1 week off.