The main benefits of Echinacea and Goldenseal together include: Aids in the prevention and treatment of colds and flu, fight infections of all kinds, and promotes healing of skin wounds and inflammation. Again, Alive Vitamins & Herbs brings you an excellent quality formula that has a pleasant taste (orange flavour). If you are not a pill lover, but you are in need of relief from a sore throat, this is a customer favourite. Also, this formula is alcohol free.
Aids in the prevention and treatment of colds and flu: The name is derived from echinos, the Greek word for hedgehog, because of its spikey, conical seed head. Several studies have shown that it is most effective when taken at the first hint of illness, although it has also been found beneficial to those already suffering symptoms.
Fights infections of all kinds: A natural antibiotic and infection fighter, Echinacea has significant immune stimulating properties that help kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. It has been recommended for recurrent ailments such as urinary tract and vaginal infections, ear infections, athlete’s foot, sinusitis and hay fever.
Promotes healing of skin wounds and inflammations: Echinacea has long been used by Native North Americans and early settlers as a general “cure-all” and especially to treat infections and wounds. Applied to the skin, its juices promote the healing of boils, abscesses, eczema, burns, canker-sores, shingles and herpes.
Additional Benefits from Goldenseal: Used by the Cherokee, Iroquois and early settlers as both a medicinal herb and as a dye for the root’s rich yellow colour, goldenseal enhances the immune system’s ability to combat both bacteria and viruses. Like Echinacea, goldenseal protects against colds, flu and urinary tract infections. It is also helpful in soothing nausea and combatting warts and eye irritations.