Acts as a natural antibiotic. It works by stimulating white blood cell production (our body's infection fighters). It works as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. It helps to kill infection and to heal any infection in or on the body. Helps in cases of colds and flu, especially when used in the early stages of illness or infection, or when exposure to illness has occurred. Helps in cases of mastitis, especially when used in conjunction with Poke Root.
Note: A good quality Echinacea tincture should have a numbing and tingling effect in the mouth. This is normal and is a sign of a good, potent product. The non-alcohol version will not have as much of a numbing effect, simply due to the sweet and syrupy nature of the vegetable glycerine used as the extractant. Echinacea in either form is fine for use by pregnant and nursing mothers. We recommend the non-alcohol for children, however.
This herb should not be taken on a long-term basis (longer than two weeks), as it can lose its effectiveness. It is safe for use by pregnant and nursing women.
Organic Echinacea Purpurea Root and Echinacea Angustifolia Root. The regular tincture is extracted in organic grape alcohol and the non-alcohol version is extracted in organic vegetable glycerine and distilled water. All Herb Lore tinctures are non-GMO and are gluten-free.
Adults: Use 1-2 droppersful every 2 hours in the beginning of an illness, and then 1-2 droppersful as the illness begins to resolve. Discontinue use when illness has passed, as long-term use may cause the Echinacea to become ineffective. Children: Use the age-appropriate dose at the frequency described above. The non-alcohol version is recommended for children.
I am a nursing mother and I am very concerned about taking any medications for illness. I have used Echinacea very successfully to fight a sinus infection and a bad cold. The Echinacea had no ill effects on my baby or my milk supply. I feel that the herbs helped my body fight the infections better than an antibiotic prescription would have. The antibiotics attack both the good and bad organisms in my body creating the opportunity for thrush or yeast infection in either me or my baby, whereas the herbs help my body rid itself of only the bad organisms and to heal with no worry of any kind of secondary problem. S.E.
Pam, I just wanted to let you know that you & your team are so amazing! You are a very intelligent and thoughtful woman. I just checked my email & read your recent newsletter. I bought the Astragalus, Echinacea, Quiet Cough, & Cold & Flu tinctures earlier this month, and at first, I was a little bummed that I didn't know about the monthly discount code beforehand. Honestly, it's great stuff, works amazing & is worth every penny at full price! Especially after reading the information in the newsletter, you deserve the full price! I hope your day & your year is as beautiful as your heart is Pam. Love, M.C.
Pam's tinctures, blog posts and Q&As have been such a Godsend as I've navigated the ups and downs of motherhood this year, and I am so deeply grateful for all that she does! I first discovered her products at Healthy Horizons in Burlingame when I was starting to get recurrent plugged ducts while trying to breastfeed my daughter, and my lactation consultant recommended Herb Lore's Poke Root tincture to me. It was hugely helpful in clearing up any plugs that I had going on, but unfortunately they started recurring more and more frequently and I eventually had to make the decision to wean my baby off and dry up the milk I was producing. I then switched to Herb Lore's Sage Tincture which helped me dry up safely, while continuing to nurse my baby as long as I could. After that I discovered her other non-alcohol based tinctures including Astragalus, Echinacea, Cold & Flu, Quiet Cough and also her Teething Tincture, and I love that I now have a natural, drug-free way to protect my family from all the germs and flu viruses around us especially during flu season. And of course with my baby's teething pains! Pam and her guidance, information and herbal tinctures have now become such a big part of my family's life and health that I don't know what I'd do without her. Thank you Pam! RJ