Experience the Full Benefit of Echinacea
What is the benefit of Echinacea for the common cold?
Echinacea has been popularly attributed with the ability to
strengthen your immune system
and ward off infections, particularly the common cold. To experience the full benefits of Echinacea, you must follow a very specific regimen in treating the common cold.
Echinacea is not a "one-dose" treatment. In order to work effectively, a dose should be taken at the very first sign of a cold symptom. Subsequent doses must be taken every two to four hours after the first dose, including every two to four hours during the overnight sleeping period, until the cold symptoms have disappeared (generally within 24 hours.) Failure to follow this very specific regimen has led many to conclude, erroneously, that echinacea does not work to prevent colds.
Echinacea is not meant to be taken routinely as a preventive medicine, but rather at the first sign of a cold or illness. It should not be taken for more than ten days at a time. By using it at the first sign of symptoms and throughout the duration of the cold or illness, you will see the best results.
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