Single Herb used for certain respiratory conditions
Echinacea and goldenseal are two of the popular North American herbs used during cold and flu season. Echinacea & Goldenseal Extract combines two species of echinacea with goldenseal root in a liquid extract, for maximum benefit of these traditional herbs.
Did you know? Echinacea was first introduced to the medical community in 1887. By the 1930s it had become the top-selling herb among physicians in the United States for a multitude of conditions, including the lessening of cold and flu symptoms for which it is recognized today. The mechanisms by which echinacea works are not fully understood. The plant’s polysaccharides are thought to inhibit the ability of viruses to enter and take over cells, while aklomides are considered antibacterial. Goldenseal root contains certain alkaloids, namely berberine and hydrastine. These alkaloids in goldenseal have a strong affinity to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
Features and Benefits
- Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each capsule contains
- Echinacea purpurea (aerial parts) 178 mg
- Echinacea angustifolia (root) 110 mg
- Echinacea purpurea (root) 65 mg
- Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal) root extract 43.6 mg (4:1, QCE 174.4 mg)
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin.
Dosage (adults): Take 10 capsules daily with meals. Take 3 capsules with breakfast and lunch and 4 with dinner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond eight weeks.
Risk Information: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder; blood pressure problems; a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis or multiple sclerosis, AIDS and/or HIV infection; if you are taking immune suppressants or have an autoimmune disorder. Not recommended to be taken with alcohol, or other medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and/or if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisyfamily. Hypersensitivity (eg. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.