Echinacea & Goldenseal – Powerful Cold & Flu Prevention
Echinacea is one of the most well studied plants, with many scientific trials attesting to its efficacy as an immunostimulant – a product that increases the functioning of the immune system. Immunostimulants can act on any number of immune cells and ward off infection in several ways.
In the case of echinacea it stimulates white blood cells that scavenge for bacteria and cellular waste. It also stimulates helper T cells, which mobilizes other immune cells to fight infection. Additionally echinacea has its own ability to kill viruses, fungi and bacteria (antimicrobial) when it comes into contact with them. Finally echinacea stimulates the production of collagen which rebuilds damaged tissue. Echinacea is recommended by natural health practitioners for a variety of conditions including prevention of colds and flus, treatment of infections, skin infections, skin ulcers, herpes, canker sores, eczema and wound cleansing.
Goldenseal is most commonly known as a partner to echinacea for the treatment of common cold and respiratory infections. It was originally used by native North Americans for a variety if infectious complaints. Berberine is the component of goldenseal that makes it an infection fighter. It has anti-microbial activity against viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria. Hydrastine is the component of goldenseal that relaxes smooth muscles. This is helpful to relieve coughs, intestinal and stomach spasms and decrease blood pressure. Additionally goldenseal decreases secretions and inflammation in mucus membranes. Thus goldenseal can be used for gastritis, inflammatory bowel problems, cystitis (bladder inflammation), sinusitis, bronchitis and rhinitis (nasal inflammation).
3Girls Holistic Goldenseal and Echinacea Tincture Features
- 2 fl oz
- Approximately 50-60 doses
- Mixes easily with water or juice
- Active Ingredients: Echinacea angustifolia (84 mg), Yerba mensa (67 mg), Wild indigo (42 mg), Oregon Grape (39 mg), Licorice root (39 mg), Red Root (28 mg), Goldenseal root (27 mg), Myrrh gum (21 mg).
- Other Ingredients: De-ionized water (35-45% by volume), pure grain alcohol (55-65% alcohol)
We also offer an Alcohol Free variation with a base of vegetable glycerine and honey in place of the grain alcohol. While the alcohol version is more potent (alcohol is able to extract more of the plant properties), it is not always as easy to get children to take due to the strong taste. Our Alcohol Free version is a great alternative with a mild, pleasant taste!
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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