Echinacea is a medicinal plant of the Aster family.
Since ancient times, it is known for its medicinal properties and is used in medicine.
The grass and rhizomes of this plant contain a huge amount of nutrients.
In our time, Professor Echinacea was studied by Professor Tomilin, who considered this plant as a way to treat depression, physical and mental fatigue, ENT diseases, inflammation of internal organs, infectious diseases, as well as burns, open wounds, and ulcers.
Echinacea-based preparations are excellent anti-fungal and antiviral characteristics, as well as excellent immunomodulators.
In the latter case, apply tinctures and decoctions, as well as extracts of echinacea.
You can also purchase products based on extracts or juice of the herb Echinacea.
Very often, Echinacea is used as a therapeutic and medicinal product for colds, as well as to maintain immunity in children.
Reduced immunity in a child is accompanied by frequent and long-term infectious and catarrhal diseases.
Not only to restore a weakened immunity, but also to save the child from a cold, you can use drugs based on Echinacea.
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Today, for children of 2-3 years old, this kind of medicine is released in the form of syrups, lollipops, teas and herbal preparations.
Regular intake of drugs based on echinacea can improve immunity.
Echinacea grass is best to insist in a thermos, brew 1-2 teaspoons of the collection of boiling water.
Echinacea for children in tablets should be washed down with a small amount of warm water; very young children should be crushed.
For children under one year, it is better to coordinate the use of echinacea-based medications with your doctor or pediatrician.
Useful substances contained in this plant, can strengthen children’s immunity.
Echinacea in grass contains polysaccharides, chicoryl acid, tannins, poly-saturated acids, glucosides.
The rhizomes of the plant contain Indulin, glucose, betaine.
Also in the plant contains potassium and calcium, necessary for the full development of the body, selenium, silver, manganese and zinc.
In addition, Echinacea is rich in other macro — and microelements.
Echinacea-based preparations, as well as all kinds of teas and decoctions, have almost no contraindications, unless they can cause allergic reactions in a child or an individual intolerance to drugs is observed.
It is also strictly forbidden to use alcohol-containing echinacea tinctures for the treatment of children.
Children under one year old are recommended to give decoctions of Echinacea herb. Echinacea syrups may be contraindicated because they contain sugar, which can cause diathesis. Also on the basis of Echinacea developed drug Immunal.
In the event of an allergic reaction, taking medications and decoctions should be stopped and immediately seek help from the polyclinic.
In general, reviews of the use of echinacea for children are mostly positive.
Before buying this drug, familiarize yourself with how to give echinacea to children, how to take it correctly.
It is forbidden to give alcoholic tinctures to children under 12 years old.
For children after 12 years of age, the recommended dose of echinacea in drops is from 3 to 5 drops with plenty of water, no more than three times a day before eating.
It is not desirable for children under 1 year old to use Echinacea syrups and medicinal preparations based on this plant.
For children up to one year old and older, teas and herbal teas are the best options for using echinacea.
In case of individual intolerance, as well as the occurrence of allergies, you should immediately stop taking the medication, and consult with your doctor — general practitioner or pediatrician.
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Thus, this medicinal plant and preparations based on it are mainly used for the treatment of acute respiratory and infectious diseases, as well as for the maintenance of the immune system of the body.
This herb has practically no contraindications and can be not only useful for children, but also for the whole family.
Receiving decoctions of echinacea is especially recommended for use in the autumn — winter period, as well as during the spread of viral diseases.
Under what names you can find this drug in pharmacies: purple echinacea, echinacea compositum for children.
Echinacea is also a homeopathic remedy.
The price of echinacea tincture is not high. Depending on your city and pharmacy, it will be from 15 to 70 rubles.
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