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Protection from Cool Weather Colds

Sep 28, 2016 10:23PM
By Laina Poulakos
Now that the weather has begun to change, the cold and flu season is nearly upon us. Now is a good time to begin to supporting the immune system to stay protected in the months to come.

Echinacea root is a great herb for supporting the immune system. It has a powerful effect on fighting viruses and flu and even benefits the skin with wound healing and by treating acne and eczema.  The secret of Echinacea root is the mighty flavonoids, polysaccharides and vitamin C held within it. By taking Echinacea during the cooler months, it can help shorten the duration of a cold and keep you 58 percent less likely to catch a cold or the flu.

According to the University of Connecticut, the potent herb was used like an antibiotic before penicillin was discovered. In addition to its amazing cold weather protection, it can help reduce inflammation in muscles and joints.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit


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