Description of Echinacea-Goldenseal Liquid Extract 1 fl oz, Planetary Herbals
Echinacea-Goldenseal Liquid Extract 100% Cultivated
Herbal Formula Supports Immune Resistance
Echinacea is one of North America's most celebrated and relied-upon botanicals
for mobilizing natural immune defenses. Modern studies have shown that it supports
immune resistance by enhancing macrophage activity in vitro. Goldenseal is equally
legendary as a winter health botanical. This combination is one of the most
popular combinations of herbs in America. Despite its popularity, Planetary
Formulas refused to come out with this product for many years so as not to contribute
to the decimation of wild goldenseal populations. The echinacea and goldenseal
roots used in this preparation are obtained from cultivated sources only, to
insure that future generations have access to these precious botanicals.
Echinacea Supports Immune Resistance
Research by scientists worldwide is validating echinacea's many traditional
uses. Echinacea's benefits have been linked to three primary constituent groups:
caffeic acid derivatives (including cichoric acid), polysaccharides, and lipophilic
(fat-soluble) compounds. Most research on echinacea has focused on its ability
to support immune function, and specifically, to enhance the activity of macrophages
- white blood cells that engulf and digest foreign particles in our bodies.
Macrophage activity is an integral part of the immune response and of a person's
innate general immune resistance.
Goldenseal: Traditional Winter Botanical
Goldenseal was used primarily by Native Americans along the East Coast of the
United States. Beginning in the 1830's and continuing for decades, it was cited
in such authoritative sources as the United States Dispensatory, the United
States Pharmacopoeia and the National Formulary. Goldenseal's benefits are primarily
associated with its high concentration of the alkaloid berberine.
Challenges to Wild Plant Populations
Concern over dwindling supplies of echinacea and goldenseal led Planetary Formulas
to hold off for years on producing this popular winter combination. Wild plant
populations have been challenged by the increasing use of botanical preparations
in recent years. In the case of goldenseal, this led to restrictions on its
export by the Convention in Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Planetary Formulas can now offer you a pure echinacea-goldenseal extract, guaranteed
to contain 100% cultivated material. Most other echinacea - goldenseal preparations
include other herbs or use wildcrafted materials. Echinacea-Goldenseal Liquid
Extract is made with 100% cultivated herb material to avoid adulteration
and help insure renewable supplies.
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon
Proprietary Blend: 2.5 ml
Echinacea Purpurea Root, Goldenseal Root, Echinacea Purpurea Seed (all cultivated).
Other Ingredients: grain alcohol (55%) and purified water.
Warning: Not for use during pregnancy.
Suggested Use: Two droppersful three times daily undiluted, or in water,
juice, or tea, or as recommended by your health care professional.
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