PRIMARY USES: Colds/Flu that are active, Bacterial Infections, Viral Infections, Sinus Infections, Parasites, Pink Eye
Echinacea & Goldenseal is an acute formula, to be used when either one feels like they are about to come down with a cold/flu (take every couple hours), or if cold/flu symptoms are already present (take at least 3 times per day until symptoms subside). Echinacea stimulates innate immunity and excites phagocytosis of the white blood cells in general circulation while Goldenseal and Verba Mansa stimulate immunity in the respiratory tract to act more vigorously. It will help keep control over undesirable microorganisms.
In the respiratory, Goldenseal works best when the mucus is thick, yellow, or green in color. It is an effective remedy for sinus infections, and it should only be used when acute or sick. Do not use over two weeks. The key active ingredients of Goldenseal include the alkaloids hydrastine and berberine; they exhibit the antibacterial action effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sanguis, Escherichia coli , Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In addition, berberine is also anti-parasitic, amoebicidal , kills giardia, inhibits smooth muscle contraction and is anti-inflammatory.
Echinacea and Goldenseal is effective for infections in any mucosal tissue including: Respiratory tract (sinus, throat, lung), Urinary tract (bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra), Digestive tract (whole length), Reproductive tract (male and female). The bitter alkaloids from Goldenseal and Oregon Grape will also increase bile secretion by relaxing the bile duct, thus helping in fat digestion. Secondarily they will increase peristalsis and therefore assist in bowel regularity.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
Pregnancy. Concurrent use with Heparin to avoid antagonizing the anticoagulant activity. Diabetes: Do not use over two weeks in a row. The amount of licorice in here is small and should not raise high blood pressure.
COMPLEMENTARY LIQUID EXTRACTS:
Respir-Ease (to clear out lungs)
Alier-Calm (if sinus infection)
Oregano Oil (powerful anti-microbial, candida, parasites)
SUGGESTED USE: General: 20-60 drops, 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water. Acute infection: 20-60 drops every 3 hours.