Echinacea cruise

Overview

Echinacea is a kind of herbaceous flowering plant of the Compositae family. It is mainly grown in North America. It is also a traditional functional plant of the Indians. Echinacea has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of sore throats and coughs associated with the common cold and flu. The active ingredient of echinacea extract is ß-1,2-D-Fructofuranosides, which can support the healthy functioning of the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells. White blood cells are involved in defending the body against foreign microorganisms. One clinical study of adults with cold symptoms was divided into a treatment group with echinacea and a control group. The results found that the average days of colds in the echinacea group was shorter* and the relieve effect was better.


BLACKMORES® Echinacea Forte 3000:

  • Each tablet contains 66.7mg of Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) herb dry juice, equivalent to 3000 mg of fresh herb
  • Standardised to contain 1.6 mg ß-1,2-D-Fructofuranosides
  • Reduces severity of and duration of common cold symptoms
  • Soothes mild respiratory infection like sore throat, cough, and runny nose
  • Increases the number of white blood cells and enhance the body's immunity
  • Can be taken with vitamin C for boost the effect
  • Natural herbs and non-drug

*Schulten B, Bulitta M, Ballering-Brühl B, Köster U, Schäfer M. Efficacy of Echinacea purpurea in patients with a common cold. A placebo-controlled, randomised, double-blind clinical trial . Arzneimittelforschung. 2001;51(7):563-8.

Active ingredients per tablet

Echinacea purpurea- echinacea

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(standardised to contain beta-1, 2-D-oligofructofuranosides 1.6 mg)

Dosage

Adults – Take 2 tablets up to three times a day, or as professionally prescribed. Take with food.