Herbal combination prevents colds, flu in children

by | Dec 13, 2010 | Children's Health, Functional Medicine | 0 comments

It’s cold and flu time again. What can a parent do?

According to doctors at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, to protect your children you should try an herbal combination of echinacea and propolis with vitamin C.

The research included 430 children aged one to five years, as reported in the March, 2004 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

The herbal-preparation group showed a 55% reduction in the number of illness episodes compared with the placebo group and averaged 62% fewer days with fever per child.

Here are the details:

The herbal preparation was made up of 50 mg/mL of echinacea, 50 mg/mL of propolis, and 10 mg/mL of vitamin C. Children received a  baseline twice-daily dose of 5.0 mL (age 1-3 years), or 7.5 mL (age 4-5 years). When the children had an acute illness, they upped their intake to four doses daily.

This is another example of a safe, effective prevention measure you can choose for your children.


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