Echinacea is commonly known as coneflower which is plant native to North America. There are several species, echinacea augustifolia, echinacea pallida and echinacea pupurea. Herbal practitioners use both the root and ariel parts in the manufacture of remedies.
This herb has been extensively studied for it's effects on the immune system through support of the white blood cell function, including T-Lymphocytes and macrophages. Echinacea an influence on the immune system through supporting healthy white blood cell activity.
This product is often used at the onset of winter illness and is it is thought that it may support the production of interferon through macrophage stimulation, which has an effect on the body's healthy response to infection, and it also has an antiseptic effect.
There has been discussion on the prolonged use of echinacea due to it's potential immunosuppressive effect with prolonged use and it is recommended that echinacea is only used for defined periods.
Thompsons Ultra Echinacea Complex 3500+ 50ml
Useful for treating cold and flu symptoms and soothes sore inflammed throats.NZ $24.40 NZ $16.50
Solgar Echinacea/Goldenseal Cat's Claw Complex Veggie Caps 30
Full Potency Herbs & Dietary Supplement.NZ $36.45 NZ $30.33
Thompsons Echinacea 4000 One a Day Tablets 60
An immune stimulant.NZ $31.70 NZ $21.46
Goodhealth Echimax Chewable Immune Support Tablets 60
Echimax Chewable is a combination of Cold and Flu support Ingredients.NZ $17.90 NZ $9.20
Goodhealth Echimax Chewable Immune Support Tablets 140
Echimax Chewable is a combination of Cold and Flu support Ingredients.NZ $36.12 NZ $16.37
Goodhealth Congest-X Capsules 90
Congest-X is a potent combination of Herbs and Nutrients for the relief of the symptoms of Nasal congestion, respiratory Catarrh and inflamed Sinuses.NZ $39.50 NZ $18.45
Natures Way Echinacea and Goldenseal 30ml
Infection fighter, alcohol free (cold, flu, cough, sore throat).NZ $34.90 NZ $24.45
Nutralife Echinacea and Ester C Chewables 500mg Tablets 60
Combines Ester C, a patented form of Vitamin C, with Echinacea in a convenient pleasant-tasting chewable tablet.NZ $25.90 NZ $15.20
Nutralife Echinacea and Ester C Chewables 500mg Tablets 120
Combines Ester C, a patented form of Vitamin C, with Echinacea in a convenient pleasant-tasting chewable tablet.NZ $41.90 NZ $25.40
Weleda Echinacea Tincture 30% 30ml
Weleda Echinacea Tincture is an oral preparation to boost the Immune System and Treat Colds and Flu Symptoms.NZ $26.05 NZ $22.40
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