Fight Colds and Flu Naturally

Many of you will be suffering one of these horrid ailments as the chilly months encroach upon us.

Germs are always around but a strong immune system will take them in its stride. The white blood cells have the ability to detect and destroy bacteria and viruses before they start anything, so it is in everyone’s best interests to see that they have everything they need to function well.

  • Rest – get plenty of sleep.
  • Fluids – water, herbal teas with lemon, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Laughter – your immune system works best when you are happy!
  • Natural vitamin C – salads and fresh fruit might seem unappealing when it is cold but do not abandon fruit and vegetables. Make vegetable soups, stew fruit with warming spices.
  • Echinacea – helps the white blood cells in their task of spotting bugs and of engulfing and destroying them once spotted. A daily maintenance dose can help keep bugs at bay.

Hot Drink against Colds and Flu

Fresh Echinacea extract with >Sambucus nigra in a healing hot drink against colds and the flu.

It combines the well-known fresh Echinacea root and herb extracts with Black Elderberry to produce a soothing and palatable hot drink.

Just what you need to help fight off symptoms such as aching limbs and headaches when you are struck down by the cold or flu. Feel the relief …


Echinaforce Hot Drink is suitable for the acute influenza therapy over 10 days. Treatment should be started with the first symptoms or as soon as possible. It will shorten the duration of the cold or flu and will give you relief from most colds and flu symptoms.

Agnus Castus – Balance your hormones

USES Pre-menstrual syndrome / tension (PMS/PMT), teenage acne.

HISTORY Agnus Castus was well known in ancient times and featured in Homer’s 6th- century BC epic The Iliad, as a symbol of chastity capable of warding off evil. As the name chaste tree implies, it was thought to reduce sexual desire and traditionally monks chewed it to reduce unwanted libido.


Vitex Agnus Castus aka Chaste Tree

HOW IT WORKS Research has confirmed that Agnus Castus has a hormonal action. A study in Germany indicated that the berries have a progesterogenic effect, acting on the pituitary gland, which regulates the menstrual cycle. It also has been reported to possess the ability to inhibit Prolactin.

Both these actions are thought to be important in PMS, particularly as many who suffer with the problem have a greater sensitivity to Prolactin.

Agnus Castus has also been found to be beneficial in the treatment of teenage acne in both men and women due to its balancing effect on hormones.