Many commercially available tinctures of echinacea are diluted 2 to 4 times before retail packaging. It is normally composed of the root and/or the herb of Echinacea purpurea. Our product is not diluted and comprised of the root of Echinacea angustifolia. Echinacea angustifolia is, in my opinion, the Cadillac of all the echinaceas.
Echinacea is a booster of the immune system and is an anti-microbial. My opinion is that it performs best as an immune system booster and its efficacy as a cure is limited. I also believe that it is overrated as an oral antibiotic. There are others who disagree and claim it to be an effective oral antibiotic.
Side effects are minimal and rare.
Extract is anti-microbial, an immune system stimulant, and anti-inflammatory. Contrary to popular folklore there are many clinical trials that show that Echinacea is not effective as a cure or a treatment that lessons the symptoms of the common cold.
We did not invent botanical medicines and we do not recommend that the use of botanical medicines should be undertaken on the strength of our restatement of historical usage and documented research.
We do restate well documented traditional efficacy and the results of ongoing research. Personal experience is included where deemed appropriate.
Regardless of the merits of any plant medicine, side effects do sometimes occur. These may be real or imagined. Always seek the counsel and advice of qualified medical professionals and use caution with any medication, plant derived or otherwise. We do not accept responsibility for the use or misuse of any product put forth or any information provided.
This research is being conducted by the Veterinary Research Council, Inc., of which, Dr. Fox is Treasurer.