Echinacea Angustifolia is an immune-system booster with antibiotic and anti-fungal activity. It helps prevent symptoms of colds and flu, and it limits the duration and severity of sore throats and ear and eye infections. This product offers relief from tonsillitis, inflammed gums and mucus problems. In addition, it reduces the symptoms of some allergies, promotes the healing of skin wounds and inflammatory conditions, such as canker sore, cuts, scrapes, boils, abscesses and eczema.
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Quantity: 30 softgel
|Echinacea (5:1) Extract||200 mg of Echinacea angustifolia root|
|Equivalent to 1,000 mg dried herb. Standardized to 2% echinacosides.|
|Also contains: Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin, Yellow Beeswax, Gelatin, Glycerin, Caramel Colour, Black Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow Iron Oxide.|
Drug Interactions: Do not take echinacea if using immune-suppressants (i.e. corticosteroids, cyclosporin).
Nutrient Depletions: None known when taken as directed.
Supportive Interactions: Other herbs such as goldenseal or medicinal mushrooms also enhance the immune system. These can be used along with echinacea (or during periods of rest off of echinacea) to help maximize the effect of this herbal remedy.
Warnings and Precautions: Not recommended during pregnancy or while nursing unless advised by a health care practitioner. If symptoms are severe or persist for more than two days, consult a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have progressive systemic and autoimmune disorders such as AIDS, tuberculosis, leukosis, connective tissue disorders, collagenosia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or asthma. Echinacea may over-stimulate the immune system and worsen symptoms of these disorders.
Do not take this product if you have an allergy to any plants in the Asteracease/Compositae family (ragweed, daisy, marigold, chrysanthemum).
Do not take echinacea for more than eight consecutive weeks (take at least a one week period of rest in between). Long-term continuous use can decrease the effectiveness of echinacea, and may depress the immune system.
Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects: Adverse reactions to echinacea are rare. However, high doses can cause nausea or dizziness. If you experience any difficulty breathing or develop a skin rash, discontinue use and contact a physician.
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