Echinacea: reviews, tips, contraindications


2018-03-18 08:10:11




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Echinacea purpurea -, medicinal plant, used in pharmacology and medicine. On the basis of its produced drugs that increase immunity-effective natural biostimulants. They fight with cause of disease, not its result: the body regains strength and prevents the attack of viruses, fungi and pathogenic bacteria.

Based On raw materials derived from Echinacea purpurea, produced many medications. Many of them can be found in Russian pharmacies – it is, for example, tablets and drops ‘Immunal” production in Slovenia, German preparations “Echinacea Extract Dr. Theiss”, “Echinacea Geksal”, “Echinacea Ratiopharm" (tablets, drops, solution); pill "Echinacea" production company “Natur Product” (the Netherlands), domestic alcoholate “Echinacea Vilar”. As stated in the instructions to these drugs, Echinacea (reviews often confirm this fact) has powerful immune stimulating effects.

Echinacea Preparations are assigned by many doctors frequently ill patients for the prevention of colds, especially in autumn and winter. In this case, their intake should begin at least a week, preferably – 2-3 prior to the anticipated epidemic or the beginning of cold weather. For strengthening of protective forces of an organism is usually administered 20-30 drops of the drug (or one tablet) three or four times a day. Good effect gives Echinacea reviews, which confirm its effectiveness, at the beginning of influenza or SARS. The dose will be slightly different: in the first 3-5 days should take 30-40 drops (or two tablets) of the drug at one time. Then the dose is reduced to prophylactic and taking the drug for another two weeks.


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Echinacea, reviews of which are, for the most part, positive, is applied in complex treatment of chronic diseases of the respiratory tract, ENT-organs and oral cavity-bronchitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, stomatitis and others. Assigns and in case of recurrent diseases of the urogenital system – the colpitis, adnexitis, glomerulonephritis, cystitis, etc. However, not everyone helps Echinacea: reviews at various Internet forums indicate that often the effect of its application is missing. Skeptics claim that there is no point to take any pills or alcohol tincture of Echinacea or, respectively, the drug “Immunal”. In their opinion, the benefits of only natural plant juice or tea made from its leaves, so treatment of his family, it makes sense to grow Echinacea in the garden plots.

Contraindications to preparations based on Echinacea is quite serious: it is, above all, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, systemic connective tissue disease etc should Not take them and pregnant women, as the mechanism of action of these drugs on the fetus has not been studied. As for the age of the patients, the children Echinacea is allowed to receive only 12 years. Some manufacturers indicate that for 6-year-old kids, you can assign half the dose of the drug, but we are talking only about tablets, but not an alcohol tincture. Others believe that it is contraindicated children under 4 years. However, Echinacea for kids (reviews about this are available on the Internet) is often still used by parents without a doctor's prescription, even for treatment of children of early age. It should be understood that they do so at their own risk.

The Preparations of Echinacea purpurea, care should be taken to take for Allergy sufferers, as there have been cases of the corresponding reactions: itching, skin rashes, swelling. For this reason, Echinacea is for immunity, which, in General, good, is contraindicated for asthmatics. Older people tend to respond well to these drugs, however, necessary to consult a doctor and possibly adjust the dose depending on the age and condition of the patient.

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