Do not take Echinacea excessively with colds

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Cold time: Do not take Echinacea & Nasturtium herb excessively

Runny nose, cough, hoarseness - the cold is just around the corner. When it begins, many like to use so-called immune stimulants such as echinacea and nasturtium as well as vitamins and trace elements. Although they can help against weakening defense, excessive preventive use can sometimes do more harm than good. This is indicated by the HNOnet NRW, an association of established ear, nose and throat doctors in North Rhine-Westphalia.

"Preventive immunostimulants also run the risk of overlooking the root causes of the immune deficiency," explains Dr. Uso Walter, ENT doctor from Duisburg and chairman of the HNOnet-NRW. "Today there are many diseases such as allergies in which the immune system reacts incorrectly and thus favors infections." The most important goal is therefore always to identify possible causes and treat them in a targeted manner. Herbal medicines and regulatory therapies can also be used sensibly, but just because a cold occurs, the immune system is not fundamentally bad.

In autumn and winter, cold fingers, toes, nose and ears favor colds because they weaken the local immune system and invading viruses have an easy time of it. But also mucous membranes that become dry due to heating air, which are otherwise responsible for the removal of pathogens from the nose, are a cause of colds. Appropriate clothing and adequate moistening of the mucous membranes therefore provide better protection against colds than immune stimulants. However, absolute protection is not possible and sniffing etc. is simply part of life in winter. A flu vaccination in autumn reliably protects against the dangerous real flu.

Image: avatfilm /

Author and source information

Video: How to beat a COLDFLU in ONE DAY. 7 Supplements - How I did it FAST!


  1. Moogusho

    In my opinion, you admit the mistake. I can prove it.Write to me in PM, we will handle it.

  2. Germano

    How does this sound fun?

  3. Corbmac

    Bravo, what necessary words..., a brilliant idea

  4. Dack

    I apologize, but it doesn't come my way. Are there other variants?

  5. Bleecker

    Quite right! Exactly.

Write a message

Previous Article

The risk of flu has not yet been overcome

Next Article

Artificial hormone improves insulin release