It’s that sniffly time of the year again! If you tend to suffer with colds, include these three ingredients in your remedy kit, to keep the sniffles at bay. OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT / CINNAMON BARK OIL / ECHINACEA
Olive leaf extract and their oleuropein constituents are best known for their blood pressure-lowering effects, but the latest studies reveal their health benefits extend well beyond that. Oleuropein provides the distinctive tangy, almost bitter flavour found in high quality extra virgin olive oils. It’s also proven to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and offers promise in fighting atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and even arthritis.
Cinnamon bark oil
• Promotes circulation both internally and when applied to the skin
• Maintains a healthy immune system
• Promotes oral health
• Long used to flavour food and for its internal health benefits
• Helps alleviate sore muscles and joints
Echinacea is a powerful immune boosting plant, I swear by this when I feel the first symptoms of a cold coming on. Echinacea was widely used by the North American Plains Indians for its general medicinal qualities. Echinacea was one of the basic antimicrobial herbs of eclectic medicine from the mid 19th century. (Researchers have found that taking three daily doses of echinacea for four months reduces the number of colds).
As with any herbs, please check with your herbalist or GP before trying any new remedies.