Latest research on Echinacea

The Lancet Infectious Diseases has published research concluding that Echinacea can more than halve the risk of catching a common cold. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, who looked at 14 different studies on Echinacea. Overall, Echinacea was shown to decrease the odds of developing a cold by 58% and reduce the duration of colds by a day-and-a-half in people who were infected.

Echinacea reduced the likelihood of participants catching a cold naturally (i.e. in normal circumstances such as working with someone who has a cold) by 65%. Professor Ron Cutler of the University of London said that Echinacea, “decreases the severity of cough, headache and nasal congestion,” if people have already caught a cold. He gave it as his opinion that, “people with impaired immune function might benefit from taking Echinacea during the winter months to prevent colds and flu.”

There have, however, been several positive trials on Echinacea in the last few years, including a trial that demonstrated the efficiency of Echinacea in the treatment of colds and flu, when it is used as soon as a cold starts. At 7 days, 95% of the subjects using Echinacea were free of symptoms compared with only 63% in the placebo group.

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Echinacea purpurea

Furthermore the observed virucidal activity of Echinacea was not restricted to common cold coronaviruses, as both SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoVs were inactivated at comparable concentrations. Echinacea purpurea preparations could be effective as prophylactic treatment for all CoVs due to their structural similarities.

> Echinacea purpurea preparations against coronaviruses, including common cold coronavirus 229E and SARS-CoV-2 ~BioMedCentral, Virology Journal, 21 September 2020.

Related article: >Echinacea effective against Swine Flu.

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Magnesium Citrate for Cramps

Tired? Having trouble sleeping? Muscle tension, spasms or cramps?

Studies show that 75-95% of Irish people are deficient in magnesium. When your body has the proper amount of magnesium, you will sleep better and handle stress better, which in turn increases your overall health and well-being.

Magnesium is important for nerve and muscle function, hormonal health and the health of bones and teeth. Magnesium is necessary for more than 300 known body functions.

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Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is necessary for every major biochemical process, such as digestion, energy production and the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It is also needed for bone strength, muscle strength and proper functioning of the heart and nervous system.

Magnesium handles excess calcium in the body, gradually dissolves calcium deposits, giving a new lease on life and instant relief to many symptoms of magnesium depletion and magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium supplements have been shown to be better absorbed in a liquid, colloidal form and Magnesium citrate is more bio-available than other magnesium preparations. (University of Reading 2003)

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Herbal remedies for Menopause

SAGE – natural herbal help for hot flushes associated with menopausesage menopause

Hot flushes are the most common menopausal symptom, experienced by three-quarters of women, but that doesn’t mean they are something that has to be endured. There are lifestyle changes and natural remedies that can help. Lifestyle changes would be to improve the diet, exercise more, get more sleep and reduce stress.

For some women, lifestyle changes are not enough and more help is needed. That’s when Sage can help.

Salvia or Sage is one of the oldest medicinal plants and has been used for centuries by herbalists in the treatment of hot flushes. Nature gives a clue to its use, as when the plant is in the full sun, the leaves appear to have little drops of perspiration. Sage has a re-balancing effect on the hypothalamus thus correcting sweat regulation.

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