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Echinacea – Nature’s Answer to Cold & Flu

Echinacea grown at St Francis Herb Farm

Cold and flu season is upon us, and many are scrambling to find the best over-the-counter medicine for sore throat and cough, among other uncomfortable symptoms.

But there is a well-known plant medicine that can offer the body both natural and effective support, to not only relieve symptoms, but also fight back against seasonal viruses and infections.

Many of us are familiar with echinacea, sometimes referred to as “purple coneflower,” as an herb that helps support the immune system throughout the winter months.  However, not everyone is sure about how to choose the best echinacea supplement, to combat colds and flu symptoms like runny nose, sore throat, and feeling generally unwell.

We make it easy – with effective, premium echinacea formulas for the whole family!

Our echinacea formulas combine two types of this immune boosting herb – a distinctive blend of Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea augustifolia. But why two types?

  • Clinical trials examined the effectiveness of echinacea for acute upper respiratory viral infections, noting a 58% reduction in catching a cold, as well as diminished duration for colds. Among these studies, a significant portion utilized formulas that combine Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia.
  • The active compounds in Echinacea purpurea that are essential for its therapeutic effects are quickly metabolized and excreted from the body unless they are in the presence of similar compounds in Echinacea augustifolia. In other words, Echinacea augustifolia extends and enhances the medicinal effects of Echinacea purpurea for greater therapeutic benefits!  

In keeping with the scientific research findings and our Holistic Herb Approach, we’ve crafted a line of premium natural echinacea plant medicines, prepared from Canadian-grown, fresh Echinacea purpurea roots and tops and Echinacea angustifolia roots/rhizome for the most synergistic and complementary combination! 

These two forms are harvested from certified organic echinacea plants and traditionally crafted from fresh herb into highly absorbable tincture formulas, to help support an effective immune response against colds and flu.

Echinaseal By St Francis Herb Farm
Echinacea Formulas for General Cold & Flu Symptoms

Formulas featuring our unique echinacea blend to be taken at first onset of cold & flu symptoms. 

EchinAce® – Premium, Organic Echinacea

EchinAce® is more than just an echinacea supplement. This tincture was intentionally crafted to provide immune support by way of the synergistic benefits of the two strains of echinacea, to help shorten the intensity and duration of a cold or flu –  in a formula that’s suitable for all adults, including teens and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Extra Infection-Fighting Echinacea

Echinaseal® builds on the premium echinacea combination found in EchinAce® by way of an infection fighting echinacea goldenseal combo along with four other targeted herbs that work together to deliver a heavy knock-out punch to the first onset of cold & flu symptoms – so you can nip sickness in the bud!

In this formula, we blend our echinacea complex with goldenseal, wild indigo, myrrh, propolis and cayenne – all medicinal plants with years of traditional use behind them. Clinical research confirms that they are especially effective for sore throat infection relief. These carefully chosen herbs work together to shorten the intensity and duration of cold & flu through their synergistic, infection-fighting actions that are grounded in the immune boosting abilities of EchinAce®.

Echinacea for Children

We all know how quickly a runny nose, cough, or sore throat can travel around a classroom – so we have made an echinacea for kids! Echinacea Kids  helps to lessen the severity and length of colds and flu in a low alcohol liquid formula with our signature blend of antiviral and antibacterial echinacea species – having a taste that kids love. Suitable for toddlers and children ages two and up!

Targeted Cold & Flu Symptom Relief

Echinacea formulas for relief of common, specific, secondary cold & flu symptoms!

We have also formulated targeted cough and cold natural medicines built on our unique echinacea blend to help support the body in fighting off sickness and addressing the site of infection – for the relief and treatment of symptoms.

  • Sinafect® offers the best plant medicine for cold sinus congestion. A blend of nine targeted herbs complements our echinacea blend in an effective formula with antihistamine, antibacterial, and antiviral properties for treating the common cold, as well as acute and chronic sinusitis.
  • Respirafect® offers the best herbal medicine for coughs. This liquid formula works to combat respiratory infection, making for soothing action that reduces inflammation and wet coughs – helping the lungs expel sticky, glutinous mucus.

Using this specific blend of echinacea for colds and flu can help support your body in its fight back against uncomfortable symptoms and, combined with other natural, targeted herbs, can address the root of specific symptoms, so you can feel better – faster!

Learn more about how to fight back against infection with formulas that amplify the immune benefits of echinacea in Part 2 of Our Complete Immune Strategy.

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