Manutuke Herbs sources it’s certified organic Echinacea from a reputable herbal supplier. We also grow our own Echinacea on our converting to organic property. Our soil tests show no heavy metal level issues. We can say our root herbs are therefore free from high levels of Arsenic and other heavy metal products.
Echinacea has a complex mix of active substances, some of which are said to be antimicrobial, while others are believed to have an effect on the human immune system.. All species of this herbal remedy have compounds called phenols. Many plants contain phenols, active substances that control the activity of a range of enzymes and cell receptors, and protect the plant from infections and ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage. Phenols have antioxidant properties, which may be good for human health. Echinacea also contains alkylamides or alkamides, (not in Echinacea pallida), which have an effect on the immune system, as well as polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and caffeic acid derivatives.
Echinacea is well know as a herbal tincture used in winter for winter wellness.
Caution: People with auto immune disorders should not use Echinacea without the guidance of a qualified medical/healthcare professional.
Dosage: These are just guidelines – the weight of the child can also be taken into account. This guideline is a standard one. IMPORTANT: Manutuke Herbs Echinacea tincture is based in ALCOHOL AND MUST BE DILUTED. Dilution can be achieve with a glass of water or juice.
Adult dose is 2 droppersful (60 drops), the following is recommended for children:
Age — Dosage
Younger than 3 months — 2 drops
3 to 6 months — 3 drops
6 to 9 months — 4 drops
9 to 12 months — 5 drops
12 to 18 months — 7 drops
18 to 24 months — 8 drops
2 to 3 years — 10 drops
3 to 4 years — 12 drops
4 to 6 years — 15 drops
6 to 9 years — 24 drops
9 to 12 years — 30 drops
Reference used: “Herbal Remedies for Children’s Health” by Rosemary Gladstar