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In case you haven't heard much about Echinacea before, it's a traditional herbal medicine typically used to treat sore throats due to colds. The medicinal properties of this popular herb were discovered by aboriginal people in North America many years ago. The two most potent species of this plant include Echinacea Angustifolia & Echinacea Purpurea--you may have seen these two members of the daisy family growing in your neighbours' gardens & not realized what they were.
Echinacea activates the cells of the immune system to help fight off colds, flus & infections, support therapies that act to treat colds, flus, upper respiratory tract infections as well as help relieve sore throat & other cold symptoms. I generally take it a few times a day when I feel like I'm coming down with something & it helps my body fight it off. Lately I've been uncharacteristically healthy (knock on wood that it continues!) so it was Oliver who tried out Swiss Natural Certified Organic Echinacea capsules. He took it a couple of days when he started feeling a bit under the weather & then he didn't get sick.
Each Swiss Natural Certified Organic Echinacea gelatin capsule contains 1200mg of Echinacea--adults & teens over 15 are recommended to take 3-5 a day when needed. Besides being organically grown, Swiss Natural Certified Organic Echinacea has no artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, dairy, corn, soy, gluten, wheat or yeast. If you have trouble swallowing pills, you can open the capsules & take the powdered Echinacea with some water, or you could try it in a liquid form, also available by Swiss Natural.
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post & we received a sample of the product to try out. The opinions are my own. This information is not intended to replace advice from your medical care provider.