The bounty of nature
“I know about that stuff you just told him about … ”
She tried to recall the name and pronunciation of Echinaforce. I was sitting with her in her office, discussing finance for a car I had just bought. .”Echinaforce is the name of the herbal medicine I was telling the salesman to take to keep well through autumn and winter.” I helped her to remember. “Yes! That’s it! Ag! I use it all the time. Very good. It gets rid of any sniff or sneeze in a day or two!” she enjoyed telling me. Her big, brown eyes lively and shiny. This was another way for her to bond with her prospective customer, I thought! The salesman was listening to our conversation, standing in the doorway.
“That is why you look so good! You know all about these good natural remedies to keep well!”, he said, with a wide beautiful smile. Very charming, very typically helpful, excellent, successful, salesperson. I left feeling as if the people there would do their best for me. Hopefully when people leave my office they do feel the same; natural medicines can only do their best for you. Strange how you come across people in all different places who are also passionate about the bounty of nature. How wonderfully uplifting it is to engage in mutual stories of how they, and those they know, have been cured and helped by taking a natural potion of some sort.
I remember a lady very petite and tiny, who suffered so much with constant attacks of bronchitis she looked grey in the face. One day, she asked in an enquiring way if there wasn’t something she could take to build up her depleted immune system. She was so short that looking up to me to see my face, she had to tilt her head right back. Her voice had the lovely softness of her Scottish heritage.
“Yes!” I answered, and walked to the A Vogel range of medicines. “You need to start taking Echinaforce daily for a long time. This herbal medicine was the flagship product in Dr Vogel’s Swiss clinic. People came from far and wide to get hold of a bottle of this preparation made from fresh plants. Even today the Bioforce company prepares Echinaforce according to the recipe of A Vogel!” I told her with conviction.