Echinaforce and Colds

Do you suffer from?

  • Regular colds, coughs or flu?
  • The production of mucous (sinusitis)?
  • The inability to recover quickly from illness or injury?
  • Susceptibility to any kind of illness?
  • The need to use antibiotics regularly?
  • Inflammatory conditions?
  •  Painful muscles or joints?

Nature’s solution

A.Vogel’s Echinaforce: this remarkable herbal remedy is derived from the Echinacea purpurea and Angustifolia plants.

Dr Alfred Vogel discovered the plant when he first met the Sioux chief, Black Elk, in North Dakota, where the Indian community used it as a remedy against illness. They claimed that even snakebite poison could be effectively treated with these plants. Vogel, who always used himself as a guinea pig for newly discovered remedies, was astounded by the effect
of these plants on improving the strength of his immune system. He subsequently chose Echinaforce as one of his three daily remedies for the rest of his life. (Urticalcin and Molkosan being the other two)

Echinaforce stimulates the lymph glands and strengthens the immune system. It is effective for both acute and chronic conditions; it is also particularly effective as a preventative remedy. Remember to ask your pharmacist for the correct dosage when treating an acute or chronic problem.

Some advice from Dr. Vogel

The immune system is all-powerful; without a good defense mechanism, we cannot survive. To build up resistance, foods rich in calcium should always be on your menu; include carrots, celery leaves and roots – as well as all kinds of fruits, nuts and seeds. The importance of eating foods containing vitamin A and C cannot be overstressed; watercress and parsley are an excellent source of these vitamins.

Does it really work?

In a European clinical trial involving 119 subjects with acute cold symptoms, some were given Echinaforce, while the rest were given a placebo. Fever, coughing, watering eyes, runny nose and sore throat were assessed for levels of severity in both groups. The relief of symptoms for the group taking Echinacea was significantly higher than the placebo group: Echinaforce was effective in 68% of subjects, as estimated by the examining physician, and 78% of subjects, as estimated by the patients themselves. The tolerability of the product was found to be excellent in 98% of cases.

Given that colds had already begun to run their course in these patients – and some were already taking other medication – this trial remarkably demonstrates the efficacy of Echinaforce.

Some useful information

The body will become more susceptible to infection if the lymphatic system is not in good working order. Echinaforce improves lymphatic drainage by stimulating lymphatic glandular activity. It also activates the immune cells (lymphocytes) that live in the lymphatic system. The immune defence mechanism can only be effective if the lymphatic system is functioning well. Echinaforce has an additional effect on the thymus gland, where it stimulates the production of T-cells.

It is important to take Echinaforce regularly – we require efficient lymphatic drainage on a daily basis. Certain people are more prone to a sluggish lymphatic system; those who have a tendency to suffer from mucous conditions such as postnasal drip, mucous coughs, blocked ears or the presence of mucous in their stools. If you suffer from these conditions continuously, it is useful to use Echinaforce with Indigestion Formula. Mucous discharge is often the result of poor digestion, which also needs to be addressed. A poorly functioning pancreas that under-delivers the necessary digestive enzymes is often the cause of poor digestion. Use Diabetisan if this is the case.

Iridology teaches us that blue-eyed people are more prone to problems of the lymphatic system and might need to take better care of this facet of their health than others; regular use of Echinaforce is especially recommended. People who no longer have Tonsils, Adenoids, Spleen, Appendix, need to be on Echinaforce permanently to aid the lymphatic drainage in the body.

Did you know?
Echinaforce can also be used externally for wounds, carbuncles and septic sores. It is nature’s antiseptic. It can also be used with Hyperiforce and water for gargling (20 drops of Echinaforce with 20 drops of Hyperiforce) – a very effective remedy for sore throats.

Summary

Echinaforce shouldn’t only be limited to treating colds and flu. It is useful for absolutely any inflammatory condition – including Cystitis, acne, eczema, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, prostatitis, sinusitis and any form of toxic poisoning. It can also be used externally as a topical antiseptic.

While lifestyle and diet are your first line of defence against illness, it is always a good idea to have Echinaforce in your system at all times – you never know when your body will need to call on those immune reserves!

Echinaforce is also available in tablet form for children and adults.

*Brinkeborn R., Shah D., Geissbuhler S., and Degenring F.H. Echinaforce
in the treatment of acute colds. Schweitz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin
1988: 10(1): 26-29.

Echinaforce Liquid. Application No. U613 (Act 101/1965),
contains per 1.0g fresh Echinacea purpurea herb mother tincture 950 mg and fresh Echinacea purpurea root mother tincture 5 mg. Alchohol content 65% v/v.

Echinaforce Tablets.
Each tablet contains 400 mg of concentrated Echinacea purpurea extract (herba 95% and radix 5%).

What is the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system is a system of vessels and ducts that is closely related to the cardiovascular system. It contains “lymph” which is a milky body fluid full of white blood cells (the lymphocytes), proteins and fats. It plays a vital role in immunity by filtering out organisms that cause disease by producing lymphocytes and antibodies. It is also important for the distribution of fluids and nutrients in the body because it drains excess fluid and protein and prevents the tissues from swelling up. Lymph seeps out of the blood vessels into spaces in body tissue, and is stored in the lymphatic system prior to flowing back into the blood.

The thymus is part of the lymphatic system. It is a small bi-lobed gland situated beneath the sternum that is very prominent at birth. It begins to diminish in size after the onset of puberty until it almost completely disappears. The thymus plays an important role in manufacturing T-lymphocytes and controlling the immune response.

A schematic diagram of the lymphatic system, showing the lymphatic
vessels and nodes

Echinaforce Junior Tablets.
Each tablet contains 250 mg of concentrated Echinacea purpurea extract (herba 95% and radix 5%) equivalent to the active ingredients of 107 mg of fresh Echinacea purpurea plant.

Indigestion Formula. Application No.U918 (Act 1021/1965).
Each ml contains Abrotanum D1 153 mg, Belladonna D6 153 mg, Chionanthus virginicus D6 153 mg, Haronga madag.: Folium c. cortex sicc. T. (=D1) 153 mg, Robinia pseudoacacia D2, Nux vomica D6 150 mg.

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