Since it was first introduced into American Medicine by Native Americans in the late 1800's, Echinacea has been one of the most widely used herbs on this continent. With modern research, scientists worldwide are validating the many ways in which Echinacea can strengthen the body's defenses. Echinacea's popularity continues to grow - it is one of the most useful herbs to keep on hand for household use.
Planetary Formulas offers three different products containing premium grade, freshly harvested, pure Echinacea. Obtaining freshly harvested material is essential because Echinacea plants rapidly lose their potency when exposed to heat and light. Once powdered, they can lose their strength in as little as six months.
Our harvesters send us whole roots of the current season’s Echinacea. The roots are custom powdered, tableted or extracted immediately, and placed in tightly sealed, light-proof or amber bottles. This insures that every bit of Echinacea potency is maintained. When properly prepared, Echinacea can remain vitally potent for years.
Unfortunately, the bitter, pungent taste of Echinacea in liquid extract form makes it difficult for many people, especially children, to ingest. Echinacea Glycerites are a great tasting alternative to traditional liquid supplements. The Echinacea used in Echinacea Glycerites is first extracted in alcohol to harness all the benefits of the herb. Then, the alcohol is evaporated off and naturally sweet glycerin is used as the carrier. Available in delicious lemon, peppermint and orange flavors, these are sure to be a hit with kids of any age.
Vegetable glycerine USP, purified water, potassium benzoate, and essential oil of peppermint
3 times daily, or as recommended by your health care professional. Children under age 6: 15 drops, age 6-10: 30 drops, Age 11-adult: 60 drops.