12.10.17

Prepare for Winter: A Vogel Echinaforce Hot Drink for Cold & Flu

Prepare for Winter A Vogel Echinaforce Hot Drink for Cold & Flu
A couple of weeks ago, after coming home from our holiday in Majorca, I caught a cold. When I’m poorly I often supplement medicines with herbal remedies. I do this with colds because I’ve had some nasty experiences with cold & flu tablets available at the chemist. I’ve been known to trip out on that stuff so I avoid.

The general advice for treating colds is to drink plenty of water and keep warm. I’m not someone who drinks tea or coffee so I’ll usually resort to a hot chocolate or add hot water to cordial. I bought A Vogel Echinaforce Hot Drink when I visited Cariad Wholefoods because I liked the idea of having a natural alternative to Lemsip. Echinaforce Hot Drink is a concentrated solution containing fresh extracts of Echinacea herb (95%) and root (5%), and Elderberry juice. It doesn’t have a particularly strong flavour but I found the drink very pleasant. You can take pain relief medication alongside so I took paracetamol when required.

I’m hoping that I won’t get another cold this winter but if I do then I will happily take this hot drink. Even if it is just a placebo effect, I think it’s comforting and made me feel a little better in the short term. Making the drink up was a good excuse to walk away from my desk, put the kettle on and take a little time out.

Sarah x

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