Alternatives to expensive herbs

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IN APRIL this year our lovely friends in Europe implemented a new law which means that certain herbs will have to be licensed in order to continue to be sold.

The herb needs to have been sold in Europe for at least 15 years.

We have been working with a number of companies over the last few years to ensure that this legislation affects our customers as little as possible.

However, certain herbs which people have been taking for the last few years may now get quite a bit more expensive due to the cost of the licences.

The most common herbs which are affected by this include Echinacea, Milk Thistle and St John’s Wort.

So, as these herbs stand to get more expensive for many people, I thought that, over the next few weeks, I would try and help by outlining the best alternatives for these herbs.

This week I will start by looking at the best alternative to Echinacea which has been used for a number of years now to help boost people’s immune systems and to try and prevent the onset of colds and flu.

Echinacea is still available for anyone that wants to use it, however there are also alternative products available which not only offer better value for money but may actually be better products.

One of these has become a firm favourite here at the shop over the last year or so – Nature’s Aid Immune Support Plus.

See The Visitor (24-08-11) for full story.