Cold & Flu has been formulated to aid in healthy immune function. it supports the fighting against flu, cold and viral infection symptoms.
Echinacea is a plant that is native to eastern and central North America. The plant has different uses depending on the application. Many years ago, tribes will use the plant as an antiseptic, pain killer, and treat bites. Now we use the plant due to the claim off warding off colds, fight sore throats, and promote wound healing. Some even believe that it can fight highly infectious diseases such as mumps, smallpox, and measles.
According to Pearson, a researcher that reviewed 100's of data derived documents confirmed the effectiveness of echinacea in viral and bacterial infections, treating, restoring wounds, and lessening inflammation.
I am unsure how these trails are monitored, but personal from experience taking a herbal tonic or capsule of echinacea may aid the body's ability to fight viral and bacterial infections. I would not recommend taking echinacea for more than six weeks at a time due to its adaptogenic properties. I would switch over to another immune aiding herb.
Olive leaf is a powerful herb used in traditional medicine for centuries. Many have ravaged the herbs because of its ability to support the immune system and aid in wellbeing. Naturally, the plant is excellent in reducing viral activity and warding off harmful pathogenic microbes while helping relieve symptoms of colds, coughs, flu, sore throat, and upper respiratory infections.
Marshmallow is a medicinal plant; for hundreds of years, people use the root of this plant to help aid symptoms of colds, coughs, and sore throat.
Marshmallow produces a gelatin substance that coats and soothes the throat, our ancestors produced for their children the real marshmallow confection with this herb, sugar, egg, and mixed it until it fluffed!
Elderberries are a potentially safer alternative to over the counter drugs, antibiotics, and antiviral medications. For many years in traditional medicine and even now, elderberries, it proves that it helps aid symptoms of colds and flus. A study showed that Elderberry substantially reduces upper respiratory systems and reduces the possible antimicrobial resistance incidence rates; it is conceivably a better alternative for routine cases of the common cold and influenza. A randomized study tested the efficacy of the Elderberry. They used sixty patients, giving 15mls of elderberry extract for times a day. The results showed that patients' symptoms were relieved, on average, four days earlier than those with a placebo.
Schisandra Berries, a Chinese plant that is sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty, yep as you read it, this plant produces a berry that has five taste profile, hits all of the parts of the tongue. In Chinese medicine, practitioners believe Schisandra berries target all five yin organs, the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and spleen.
Schisandra Berries is an adaptogenic herb; it aids the replenishing of the immune system and helps eliminate fatigue caused by stress. Frequently stress plays a crucial role in the susceptibility of developing immune deficiencies. In traditional medicine, Schisandra berries are used for
coughs and wheezing, strengthening lungs and expelling excess phlegm.
Lemongrass has over 50 species, the most common species in herbal medicine Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon winterianus. The species Cymbopogon citratus helps with nasal congestion, coughs, colds, and fever.
Orange peels are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and bioflavonoids. Oranges and their peels help clear out the lungs and break down phlegm, and are beneficial in aiding clearance of the lungs and mucus to relieve congestion and in supporting chest congestion, boost immunity, metabolism, and strengthening nasal cavities.
Rose Hips are a nutritious fruit that can be grown in almost any temperature. Eating half a cup of this fruit may have as much Vitamin C as twenty oranges. In history, rosehips benefited a person who had kidney stones, digestive issues and to supplement Vitamin C in children and to guard against diseases.
Hibiscus is a native plant in the Caribbean, Central, and South America; the most common species for consumption is Roselle Flower "jamaica."
Like some of the other ingredients in this tonic Hibiscus, it contains high levels of Vitamin C and antibacterial characteristics. Hibiscus aids in providing an excellent foundation in boosting the immune system and help ward off and decrease cold and flu symptoms.
Nettle is native to Northern Europe and Asia, but we can now grow this herb in temperant areas in the United States. Nettle contains potent antioxidants that help restore the body from oxidative stress, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, and some say that it can assist in alleviating sneezing when a cold or the flu is present.
Astragalus is one of the most potent herbs that can be beneficial as an antiviral and immune system booster.Dr. Randy Horwitz, medical director at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, states that "studies reveal that the 50 or so different compounds in astragalus act by stimulating immune cells, such as T cells, phagocytes, and macrophages, to battle disease.
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Cold and Flu
Echinacea, Olive Leaf, Marshmallow Root, Elderberries, Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Rose Hips, Hibiscus Flowers, Schizandra Berries, Nettle, Astragalus, and Vegetable Glycerin.