Echinacea – Cutting Cold and Flu Duration

Echinacea – Cutting Cold and Flu Duration

Cold weather and respiratory disease, including flu, go hand in hand. Research has shown that cold spells are reliably followed by upticks in the number of deaths from respiratory disease. Some of this may have to do with a few infectious organisms, like flu viruses, thriving in colder temperatures, but there’s also evidence that exposure to cold temperatures suppresses the immune system, providing opportunities for infections to increase. Natural therapeutics in the form of nutritional supplementation and immune-stimulating and antiviral botanicals can support the body’s natural defences, potentially decreasing the incidence of colds and flu, shortening the duration and decreasing the intensity of symptoms and preventing complications

Modern Medicine – May/June 2018