I know that feeling too well. The blocked nose, runny nose, and in the case of flu, sore throat that precedes everything else. So I have ready quite a few of the best cold/flu remedies. Here’s one for your consideration.
What is good for colds?
Echinacea. Scientifically tested to specifically target colds and the flu, this is an herb that comes in a few variants.
- Dried herb, like Organic Cut & Sifted Echinacea Purpurea by Natural Frontier
- Drops, like Gaia Organics Echinacea Supreme
- Tablets, like Echinaforce Forte by A Vogel
- Syrup, like Well Child by Planetary Herbals
- Gummies, like Propobear by Vitamin Friends
- Drinks, like the product I will review below:
I had heard about echinacea from my husband, who had heard about it from someone else to be good for the immune system. Later I came across this product when it was on sale, so I grabbed one box to try.
The next time I felt a bout of flu coming on–starting with a sore throat–I opened the box and took my first package.
The drink was extremely bitter.
How I took it
It said to take one packet three times a day, but I decided to just take once a day because there were only 15 packets in the box. I mixed it with water at room temperature.
I took it as one of several powerful remedies, including Manuka honey and mushrooms.
Was it effective?
Yes! I didn’t know what to expect. After just three days, I felt much better than I would previously on the third day of the flu.
What I like about it
The use of more than one plant ingredient. Echinacea, black elderberry, andrographis, orange, blueberry, and cranberry have different phytochemicals to offer the immune system, so it makes sense to have them in a convenient form to help the immune system in its time of need.
The look of the powder is also a good sign.
The specks are not of one color. This probably means that the ingredients didn’t go through unnecessary processing to combine them into a homogeneously colored powder. Instead, the ingredients seem to have been separately processed into powder, then put together in the packet.
The effectiveness is surprisingly good. I took just three days to feel much better than I would previously feel on day 3 of a bout of flu.
What I don’t like so much
Its bitter taste. But that means there really isn’t any added sugar, so actually that’s not bad news!
The vitamin C and zinc appear to be isolated. I would be more comfortable if they were included as part of their original sources.
Would I get another box?
I feel safe enough to want to purchase this again if there is an offer, even though I do have concerns about the isolated nutrients. Why? It is a more wholesome unique alternative to common flu medication.
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