Posts Tagged "echinacea"

Autumn Poem and more

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in News & Events

There are wonderful poems about autumn moods and colours, but Jack Prelutsky’s lines from a classroom have a slant many youngsters will share: The leaves are yellow, red and brown, A shower sprinkles softly down The air is fragrant, crisp and cool, And once again, I’m stuck in school. So it’s back to lunchboxes, homework and timetables, and autumn can be a bittersweet time as the freedom of warmer days becomes a memory. But in many ways the change of season is a better time to take stock than the New Year, and a good opportunity to plan for new approaches and fresh schedules. A...

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Winter Good Health

Posted on Nov 15, 2014 in News & Events

Although we had a wonderful Indian summer, seasonal coughs and colds made their usual appearance on time, as the school year began and bugs were shared round. IAHS members are often asked what we think about the flu jab, and though we can’t comment specifically, what we can do is offer a wide range of effective immune boosters. Some are well known such as vitamin C which we can now source in drop form which even babies can use. Others are combinations such as vitamin C, zinc and elderberry. Olive leaf as an anti-viral is increasingly popular, and of course nobody needs to be reminded of...

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Here to help

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in News & Events

Despite increasingly restrictive regulations, health stores are still a great source of safe and effective remedies. Elderberry, manuka honey (the genuine, laboratory-tested New Zealand brands), propolis, olive leaf extract, vitamin C, zinc, echinacea (including the increasingly popular Irish Botanica product) plantago, beta glucans, garlic, ivy and thyme – all these and other remedies have been doing what antibiotics can’t manage: keeping viral colds and flu at bay and easing troublesome sinuses, sore throats and chest infections. Feedback from you, our customers, on what works (and what...

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Science proves echinacea works

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 in News & Events

In September this year, an international scientific conference on ‘Echinacea in today’s world’ was held in London, where experts in the fields of respiratory infections, immunology and virology reported their experience of the extract in the context of colds and flu. The keynote speech of the conference was the announcement of the results of the latest study on Echinaforce, carried out at the Common Cold Centre in Cardiff University led by Prof Ron Eccles. Prof Eccles’ unit conducts, on average, 3-4 clinical trials on colds and flu each year, testing a wide variety of...

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