Woman with strong immune system due to Echinacea tablets

Protect Yourself From Colds This Winter With Herbal Echinacea Tablets

With the summer now behind us, it is time to look forward to cosy winter nights tucked up indoors away from the cold. It is also a great time to stock up on Echinacea tablets to help boost your immune system and protect against colds and flu.

Crisp autumn leaves and brisk winter mornings are just some of the wonderful things to look forward to this time of year. Coughs and colds, however, can be an unpleasant result of the chilly, damp weather.

What Is Echinacea?

Echinacea purpurea, also known as the purple coneflower, is a native North American plant that was first used as a traditional herbal remedy by Indian Tribes over 400 years ago. The flower, leaves and even the roots have long been used to make traditional herbal remedies, but today, we use an extract from the root to make herbal cold and flu remedies.

Before antibiotics became widely used, Echinacea was highly valued for its immunity boosting properties.  These days it is used most often used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and flu-type infections, based on traditional use.

How Could Echinacea Tablets Protect Us From Winter Colds?

Echinacea tablets are a popular choice for people who want to protect themselves from colds, as they offer an easy and convenient way to take an ideal dosage of this popular herb.

Echinacea is widely valued for having a positive effect on the immune system and is believed to support your body’s natural ability to fight germs. In fact, many people believe that by taking it at the first sniffle, you can reduce the severity of symptoms and the duration of a cold. If you take it once you already have a cold or flu, it is designed to help your body fight the virus so that you can shake it off more quickly.

The combination of ingredients found in the plant appears to be what makes it so successful at fighting germs. Echinacea contains four types of compounds which are traditionally used for their anti-viral and antiseptic properties: alkamides, glycoproteins, polysaccharides and caffeic acid derivatives.

Which Type Of Echinacea Is Best For Colds This Winter?

Herbalists use various different parts of the Echinacea plant.  However, to enable the herb to be used consistently, and to ensure that it remains stable when you keep it in your bathroom cabinet, we use a high-potency extract from the rhizome (root). Our HRI Cold & Flu Echinacea tablets are approved by the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). All HRI Herbal medicines carry the THR logo, which tells you that it has been tested and found to be safe, of high quality and have a long shelf-life in normal storage conditions.

How And When Should I Start To Take Echinacea?

You can, of course, take herbal medicines all year round if you choose. However, many people add it to their shopping list when as the cold weather approaches. If you feel a cold or flu coming on, that is the best time to start taking 1-2 tablets, twice a day. Always read the patient information leaflet provided with approved herbal medicine products.

If you are looking for a way to boost your immune system and stay well this winter, HRI Cold & Flu Echinacea tablets can be an effective alternative to traditional over-the-counter remedies. Remember to eat well and drink plenty of liquids at all times to support your immune system to help you stay healthy all year round.

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