Re: [gardeners] echinaceae

Jane Burdekin (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 09:17:32 -0600

Hi Barb,
I use a combination echinacea/goldenseal capsule if I feel like I am coming
down with something.  I am using it now as a preventative med because my
son has a cold, and he is taking 2 caps 2-3 times a day.  He is really
healthy, and has only missed 2 days of middle school, one Oct of 6th grade,
and one Feb of 8th.  He really only felt bad for a day with taking the
echinacea.  I really believe in the stuff.  Hope you feel better soon.

       I'm currently suffering from a horrible cold and am trying something
new -
>to me, at least.  I've read that taking echinaceae could help shorten the
>length of time you have the cold.  I'm also trying zinc lozens.  Felt
>pretty rotten all day yesterday, not as bad this morning, but could be
>becasue I wentto bed at 7:30 last night!
>        Anyway, interested to know if anyone else had tried this remedy.
>p.s. we leave Feb. 27th for the Philad Flower show.  anyone in this group
>going to be there?  We will visit the flower show on tuesday, March 3
>Barb Rothenberger
>Columbia, Mo,