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November 09, 2015

Women with tissue having flu or allergy Despite advances in modern medicine, the respiratory tract infections (RTIs) we refer to as colds and flu are still extremely prevalent.Viruses are at the centre of almost every RTI. Over 200 different pathogens are now known and some, such as influenza or coronaviruses, are highly virulent, having the potential to induce tissue damage and inflmmation in the airways.These infections can also present a substantial challenge to the immune system. coldnflu-img To date, no treatment has been shown to prevent unfavourable progression of RTIs and the risk of developing complications. Neuraminidase inhibitors such as Oseltamivir and vaccines target only a few in the vast array of respiratory viruses and moreover, are not available for self-medication.Many with colds and flu rely on self-medication with proprietary products containing paracetamol and ibuprofen for symptom relief.However, recent research has shown that these may have the potential to increase the risk of complications and re-consultation probably because of partial immune suppressive effects. Echinacea purpurea has long been used to support the immune system and in addition, recent studies have found a broad and direct antiviral activity even against highly pathogenic viruses such as  influenza,coronavirus and respiratory syncytial viruses, some of which are well-known factors in the development of complications. 1447004556_echinacea Also known as Purple Coneflower, Echinacea is used for colds and flu, respiratory tract infections and sore throats. Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs in Europe. Whilst there are two other species of Echinacea which may be found in use, test have shown that Echinacea Purpurea has the greatest activity. It is considered to be the prime remedy for the immune system and this view has been supported by extensive research.The native Americans were the first to recognise the value of the plant, using it for wound healing and snakebites. Echinacea works by balancing the immune system so that it works efficiently.This means that you are less likely to catch colds etc, and may be less prone to allergies.It is best taken in a maintenance does over a period of time to improve immune function.     [shopify product=] [shopify product=] [shopify product=] [shopify product=] [shopify product=]   [shopify product=]    

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