This is a popular herb and natural cold remedy that is widely misused. Echinacea is popular because it’s powerful. And taking an herb that is powerful regularly can end up being detrimental to your health.
I’ll tell you how to use it properly…
Think of Echinacea for three things:
- When you have a cold coming on and during the cold. It works best when you are in the EARLY stages of a cold. Do not take it for more than 10 days. When you reach day 10, go off it. If you still need it, wait another week. Remember to stick to the Eight Secrets… especially nourishing your body and resting.
- Strep throat remedy. Squirt tincture directly on the back of your throat regularly while you have strep throat. Try a squirt an hour until symptoms start to subside. It is one of the most simple and effective strep throat remedies. Another strep throat remedy is to use Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE). Simply squirt a few drops in a small sup of warm water and gargle. Do this once hour until your symptoms begin to subside. Read about GSE.
- On cuts and wounds. Echinacea is antibacterial. After I clean out a wound with water, I squirt Echinacea tincture liberally right on the wound. I use it like I used “Bactine” when I was a kid. After that, I usually apply a salve or bandage, depending on the severity of the wound. Echinacea tincture is always in my travel first aid kit.
Does Echinacea really work?
Recently, there has been a government-funded study discounting the effectiveness of Echinacea.
However, 13 high-quality European studies found quite the opposite. They found that…
“Echinacea (when taken at the first sign of a cold for 8 to 10 days) reduced cold symptoms or shortened their duration.”
You can read about these studies and more on The University of Maryland Medical Center’s web site.
When you feel your resistance running low or others around you are sneezing, coughing or sniffling, it’s a good time to take Echinacea.
I love Echinacea in tincture form. I teach you how to make it and how to use it in The Herbal Remedy Kit.
I also give you just about everything you need to make YOUR OWN tincture. I make it so easy that it takes less than a minute to get it going. The amount of tincture you make in the kit would cost you just as much in the store as the kit itself!