Acts as a natural antibiotic. It works by stimulating white blood cell production (our body's infection fighters), and 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), and helps in cases of colds and flu, especially when used in the early stages of illness or infection.
This herb should not be taken on a long term basis (longer than two weeks), as it can lose it's effectiveness. (This Premium Article will explain the reason for this. All Access Membership required.) It is safe for use by pregnant and nursing women.
Ingredients: 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 (made with non-GMO soy) and distilled water. All Herb Lore tinctures are gluten-free.
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. Please see our Children's Dosage Guide to help you determine how much to give to children.
TESTIMONIAL: 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.