Echinacea drops are a traditional herbal remedy used for the
symptomatic relief of colds, influenza type infections and similar upper
respiratory tract conditions. Always read the leaflet.
Echinaforce® Echinacea is made from fresh extracts of Echinacea
purpurea herb (95%) and root (5%).
Echinacea is a plant native to America but is now cultivated
extensively in Europe. The plants which go into Vogel's product are
cultivated organically in Switzerland at their own herb farms.
Up to 10 species of Echinacea have been identified, but only three
(E. purpurea, E. angustifolia and E. pallida) are used medicinally.
Echinacea purpurea is considered to be the one which has been most
widely researched and this is the species Vogel use.
Vogels Echinacea is produced using extracts of freshly harvested,
organically grown Echinacea purpurea herb and root, picked fresh and
used within 24 hours of harvest. The benefit of using freshly harvested
herbs has been demonstrated in research - extracts produced from fresh
plants contain almost 3 times as many active substances compared with
those obtained from equivalent amounts of dried herb*.
This is why, when you need a herbal remedy to help you fight the misery of colds and flu, not all Echinaceas are the same.
ml of oral liquid contains the tinctures of: Fresh Echinacea herb
(Echinacea purpurea (L) Moench) (1:7.5-14.6) 860 mg. Extraction solvent:
ethanol 65% v/v Fresh Echinacea root (Echinacea purpurea (L) Moench)
(1:7.1-12.5) 45 mg. Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v
1 ml of Echinaforce is equivalent to 25 oral drops.
The other ingredients used for the liquid are ethanol.
Directions for use
Echinaforce® Echinacea drops (tincture) and tablets may be used by
adults and children over the age of 12 years to fight the symptoms of
colds and flu.
Dosage of Echinaforce® drops:
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: 15 drops (0.6ml) of tincture
in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily.
Not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
not take more than the recommended dose. Taking too much (overdose) is
unlikely to be harmful.
For oral use
Start at first signs of common cold. Do not use for more than 10 days
If symptoms worsen during the use of the product or persist for more
than 10 days, a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner should be
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you are:
Allergic to products containing Echinacea
If you have a tendency to allergies such a hives, allergic eczema or
asthma consult your doctor before use. This product may not be suitable
Do not use this product if you are taking another medicine which is
affected by alcohol.
If you are having treatment to reduce the response of you immune system
(immunosuppression) e.g. chemotherapy, readiotherapy, or if you have an
autoimmune disease, do not use this product.
You should also be aware that these Echinacea drops, like all herbal
tinctures, contains ethanol (alcohol). Each dose of tincture contains up
to 350mg of ethanol - equivalent to 8.8ml of beer (less than a
tablespoon) or 3.7ml of wine (less than a teaspoon). If you suffer from
alcoholism, the alcohol content may be harmful. If you are in a
high-risk group (eg. patients with liver disease or epilepsy) you should
consider the alcohol content before taking this product.