Bioforce A. Vogel Echinaforce Fresh Herb Extract of Echinacea - 1.7 oz. (50 ml)
Echinaforce Fresh Herb Extract of Echinacea supports healthy immune function. Freshness is especially important to Echinacea. When herbs are dried, they may lose valuable, volatile ingredients. Laboratory tests show that extracts of fresh Echinacea contain nearly three times the quantity of immune-supporting alkylamindes found in extracts of the dried plants. Recent research shows that the alkymides contained in Echinaforce have a positive effect on TNF—a, one of the most important and potent immune factors. This cutting edge research has also shown that it enhances the immunological response. Echinaforce's effects on the immune system only come into play when it is needed. Echinaforce will not cause over stimulation of the immune response.
The Echinaforce Story
Alfred Vogel traveled tirelessly all over the world, living with indigenous peoples and learning about the herbs they used, their lifestyles and diet. He was struck by how the diseases of 'civilization', both physical and mental, were absent from these groups.
One of Vogel’s first journeys of discovery was in the early 1950s when he ventured into the Native American reservations on the prairies of South Dakota. The Sioux Medicine Man, Ben Black Elk, was initially wary about speaking to this European, but he soon realized that they both shared a deep respect for nature and a wish to nurture and conserve the healing herbs which had been provided in abundance but which needed care and consideration to ensure that they were sustained into coming centuries.
On Vogel's departure, Black Elk sealed this bond with the gift of Echinacea purpurea seeds, a herb much favored by the Sioux nation. Vogel returned with his gift to Switzerland and spent several years carefully nurturing the tender young plants in his organic garden to create a healthy harvest used in the production of the fresh herb organic tincture, A. Vogel Echinaforce. This first harvest formed the basis for the plants which are still grown and harvested today in a sustainable, organic way to ensure the continuation of both the herb and the remedy for future generations.