Echinacea is arguably the most used herbal remedy in the world and easily bought over the counter in health stores and pharmacies. It is native to North America where it has long been used medicinally by the Native American tribes for sore throats, infections, and fever. Echinacea is now one of the most studied herbs in herbal medicine, particularly for its immune supporting effects.
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This hot pink daisy like flower really packs a punch and is the key ingredient in our Echinacea Collection. The purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea) is rich in active substances that contribute to its therapeutic nature, including polysaccharides, glycoproteins, alkamides, volatile oils and flavonoids. These beneficial ingredients are found in the plant’s petals, leaves and roots and have been shown to exhibit antimicrobial, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities.
We use a unique triple extraction process first using alcohol and cold water in order to maximise the uptake of the full spectrum of key nutrients. In the 3rd stage of extraction, the alcohol is evaporated and replaced with glycerine, which is low GI and an excellent natural preservative.
Along with Echinacea, the Botanicals 4 Life Echinacea Collection includes the following hero ingredients:
- Acerola Cherry: Acerola has an extremely high level of natural vitamin C content alongside other phytonutrients which work synergistically. Natural vitamin C has been shown to be better absorbed by human beings than synthetic ascorbic acid, contributes to normal functioning of the immune system and improves resistance to infection.
- Elderberry: Research on elderberry has shown it to support immune response as well as shorten duration and severity of symptoms linked to colds and viral infections.
- Olive Leaf: Research shows oleuropein-the main component in olive leaf extract-has antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immune supporting properties.
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