Echinacea purpurea leaf & root, Echinacea angustifolia root,Goldenseal root (Hydrastis canadensis), grain alcohol 60%, spring water. Strength 1:5.
Works best when started at the first signs of infection (scratchy throat, etc.). Echinacea boosts white cell count to help resist infection; goldenseal contains antibacterial/antiviral properties.
Suggested Use: Shake well. Add 2-4 "squirts" (what comes up in one draw of the dropper - it will not be full; approximately 15 drops per "squirt") to a bit of warm water and drink, preferably at first sign of symptoms. Repeat every couple of hours until symptoms begin to improve, then stretch dose out to 3-4 times daily as needed.
Precautions: Although I have heard a brilliant refutation of this caution by a renowned herbalist with a degree in pharmacognosy, pregnant women are advised to avoid goldenseal. For pregnant women, I recommend "Nip it in the Bud With Ginger" which contains ginger instead of goldenseal. Use Echinacea with caution if you are allergic to ragweed.
*This statement not evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Nip It In the Bud has saved us time after time when we feel we're beginning to come down with a cold. It's a must-have-at-all-times in our drug-free medicine cabinet!
This product definitely works without the sugar additives that lozenges give you. Ex: Coldeze
I have been using it for 3 or 4 years and don't want to be without it
Nip it in the Bud is appropriately named. At the first sign of a cold, a couple of squirts in my OJ and I'm good to go. My job as school photographer brings me in contact with many different children daily during cold and flu season. during this time I use Nip it on a daily basis and have stayed healthy. This year was my sixth season using Nip it in the Bud. I won't go without it.
I work in schools and day care. I am exposed to all sorts of germs. I've been using 'Nip it in the Bud' for three years and remain healthy when everyone else catches "it"