Intensive Immune Support
Echinacea is an alterative herb. Alterative is an herbal term which broadly means to alter or move someone towards health. Alternative herbs support systems of detoxification (e.g., lungs, skin, lymph, etc) to assist the body in removing metabolic waste.
Echinacea has long been used for sore throats, both by Native Americans and Eclectic and modern day herbalists. In this case a throat spray or other direct application is best. Another powerful effect of Echinacea during a cold or flu is for swollen lymph glands.
How does Echinacea do this? One way that it works is to increase phagocytosis. Phagocytosis means “to devour” and is an immune response that includes the engulfing and destruction of micro organisms as well as damaged or old cells and other cellular debris. This is a major way that the immune system removes various pathogens, bacteria and other cellular debris.
For people experiencing frequent colds and the flu, avoid using Echinacea as a band-aid treatment for a weakened immune system. Instead, consider building therapies such as rest, a nutrient-dense diet, regular exercise, joy, and tonic immune-building herbs.
Goldenseal is an important, highly effective medicinal plant. As an astringent herb, it tones and tightens mucous membranes. This is one of our most important herbal actions for addressing infections located in our mucous membranes. By toning lax tissues, goldenseal helps to secure our mucous membranes as an important barrier between ourselves and the outside world.
Goldenseal could be a good choice for the later stages of a cold or flu. There are many references to the Appalachian use of using goldenseal gargles for relieving a sore throat.
Various North American Native tribes used goldenseal as medicine including for local inflammations (as a wash), for general debility, as eye and ear medicine, for liver trouble and a sour stomach, for diarrhea, for cancer, to improve appetite, and for tuberculosis.
Do not use during pregnancy.
Adults use 1-2 ml one- three times a day as needed in a small cup of water.
Continuous high level consumption of this product for more than 2 weeks of each month is not recommended. Large doses are best for short-term use.
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