I have found Traditional Medicinal’s Organic Echinacea Plus teabags to be a comfort and a help when suffering from cold symptoms. Also, it seems to help to thwart the worst aspects of a cold if I begin to use it at the first hint of a symptom.
I have known for years about the immune boosting properties of Echinacea. It is thought that taking Echinacea bumps up your white blood cell count. White blood cells are our body’s warriors against illness and infection. Recently I discovered this tea by Traditional Medicinals. To me, Echinacea is not the most delicious herb, so I appreciate Traditional Medicinal’s addition of West Indian lemongrass leaf and spearmint leaf. It gives the tea a flavor that I enjoy, ensuring that I’ll brew it often enough to reap its benefits.
The package holds sixteen teabags which equals sixteen cups. Each serving provides 1, 065 mg of organic Echinacea purpurea herb (purple coneflower), 37.5 mg of organic Echinacea purpurea root dry extract, 30 mg organic Echinacea angustifolia herb, and 367.5 mg of the blend containing lemongrass and spearmint.
The best time to treat yourself with Echinacea is at the first sign of a cold. This treatment sure is easy compared to a lot of medicines out there. I love to curl up on the couch with a nice hot cup of this tea. At the beginning of a cold is a good time to pamper yourself, get a lot of rest, and soothe yourself with beneficial tea. You may succeed in this manner to nip this cold in the bud and get on with your busy life.
If you have an immune system that is compromised by disease such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, or diabetes to name some, it is advised that you check with your healthcare provider before you use Echinacea, since it does have a direct effect on your immune system and I have seen conflicting opinions on the internet in relation to its use under these circumstances.
For an interesting article about the history of Native American use of Echinacea, click here