Fight colds and flu with Echinacea

Fight colds and flu with Echinacea

Fight colds and flu with Echinacea

Find out more about this amazing plant!

Did you know that 3-5 years of our life are taken up by colds and flu? With this being such a big problem, it is important to treat the symptoms quickly and effectively in order to minimise disruption to daily life. One way to do this is using Echinacea – a colourful plant that has more to offer than simply nice aesthetics!

How does Echinacea help cold and flu symptoms?

Echinacea can be used to help relieve symptoms of the common cold and flu. It works by strengthening the immune system so that it is better able to fight infection. Don’t just take our word for it though; there is research to back this up!

Echinacea may reduce the development of recurrent colds

A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trails found that Echinacea reduced the risk of recurrent respiratory tract infections and complications.[1]

Echinacea is anti-inflammatory and anti-viral

The root of Echinacea purpurea has been found to be strongly anti-inflammatory, whilst the aerial part demonstrates antiviral activity.[2] Therefore, when using an Echinacea product, it is important to make sure it includes both parts of the plant, just as A.Vogel’s Echinaforce Echinacea Drops do. To ensure that no part of the plant is wasted, and to create an end product with many active ingredients, this tincture consists of 5% root and 95% flowering herb.

Echinacea eliminates viruses and bacteria

Echinacea makes the immune system more efficient but also helps to kill viruses and bacteria. This explains why Echinacea has been shown to be so effective when it comes to fighting cold and flu infections.

Echinacea can improve cold and flu symptoms

On top of all this, research shows that Echinacea purpurea helps to ease cold and flu symptoms, when it is used as soon as the infection takes hold.[3]

Choosing your Echinacea product

A.Vogel’s Echinaforce Echinacea Drops help fight the misery of colds and flu, as well as helping to support the immune system. Choosing to consume Echinacea in tincture form means it is well absorbed by the body.

This particular product is also made from fresh plants rather than dried extracts whichmaximises the potency of it and, in turn, makes the most effective cold and flu remedy possible. There are almost twice as many alkylamides in a tincture made from fresh plants than in a product made from dried extracts. Alkylamides are an important component of Echinacea that contribute to its effectiveness in combatting cold and flu symptoms.[4]

So, all of this demonstrates why Echinacea is the go-to product for a healthier winter!

[1] Schapowal A, Klein P, Johnston SL. Adv Ther. 2015; 32 (2): 187-200

[2] Vimalanathan S et al. Journal of Applied Science 2013; 2 (12); 001-005

[3] Goel et al. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2004; 577:563-569

[4]  Woelkart K, et al. Bioavailability and pharmacoignetics of Echinacea purpurea preparations and their interaction with the immune system. Int Journal of Clinical Pharamcology and Therapeutics 2006, 44(9): 401-408