Echinaforce Chewable Cold & Flu tablets are a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the leaflet.Echinaforce Chewable contains the same herbal extract of freshly harvested Echinacea purpurea that goes into our well known Echinaforce- Echinaforce drops and tablets. It may be used by children (above the age of 12 years) to help fight the misery of colds and flu.Our Echinacea products are produced using extracts of freshly harvested, organically grown Echinacea purpurea herb and root, picked fresh and used within 24 hours of harvest. The benefit of using freshly harvested herbs has been demonstrated by research - extracts from fresh plants contain almost 3 times more active substances compared to those obtained from equivalent amounts of dried herb*.*Tobler M et al: Characteristics of whole fresh plant extracts. Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur GanzheitMedizin, 1994Ingredients1 tablet contains 380mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench herb (1:12) and 20mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench root (1:11). Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v. Contains sorbitol and sucrose. See patient information leaflet for further information. Directions For UseAdults, elderly and children over 12 years: Chew 2 tablets two to three times daily. PrecautionsFor oral use only. Do not use Echinaforce Chewable if you are allergic to Echinacea, other members of the daisy family or any of the other ingredients.Although the data available suggests that use of Echinacea during pregnancy does not lead to any adverse effects, taking the herb during this time of life is not recommended. Similarly, use of Echinacea during breastfeeding is not recommended.