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Echinacea and Blackcurrant Drink

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

Echinacea is a herb that you can use during the winter months to help boost your immune system's ability to help fight infections contributing to a quicker time of convalescence. It may also help to reduce the number of time you have a cold or flu throughout the winter months if you are using it regularly.

Echinacea should ideally be a blend of E. angustifolia and E. purpurea with a blend of the flower tops and the root. If it is a good quality Echinacea it should have enough alkylamides present that your tongue tingles.

You will need:

x1 flask

hot water

Blackcurrant syrup to taste

5-10ml of Echinacea

Combine and enjoy! The amount of Echinacea in this drink is within the recommended daily dose.

If you are using a smaller heat proof drink bottle or cup then you may like to use less echinacea.

Some considerations:

  • Because of Echinacea's effect on the immune system caution is put forward to those with auto immune disease - you may find that too much echinacea will cause a flare.

  • Do not use Echinacea if you are allergic to the Asteraceae plant family.

  • Excessive doses can cause nausea and mouth irritation

  • May interact with immunosuppressant medications, corticosteroids, blood thinners and hepatotoxic drugs.

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