Echinacea, the purple coneflower, is one of the best known and most researched herbs with regards to immune system stimulation. The use of Echinacea preparations for colds and the flu, minor infections and other ailments, is very popular among Europeans and Americans.
As an immune stimulant, Echinacea increases the production and activity of white blood cells (WBC), the body’s armour against infections.
As Echinacea stimulates WBCs to attack the bacteria/ viruses, it is supported by garlic which helps WBCs recognize the invader and attack it. In other words, garlic enhances the ‘vision’ of the WBCs. Not only that, garlic itself activates other immune cells such as macrophages and T-cells to fight the invaders. This includes promoting phagocytosis.
As an immune system booster
To fight against infections of the ears, nose and throat (ENT), sinusitis, colds, coughs, sore throats and the flu.
To reduce the incidence of secondary cold-related infections such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, etc.
Studies have found that Echinacea reduces cold symptoms or shortens their duration when taken at the first signs of a cold.
Kordel's Echinacea + Garlic
Take 1 capsule 3 times daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.