Traditional medicinals organic echinacea plus is an herbal tea traditionally used to fight off colds, flus and infections, especially of the respiratory tract. Recommended dose: adults and children over 12 years: drink 5 cups daily at the first onset of symptoms and reduce 1 cup per day for the next five days. Repeat as needed. Directions of use: pour 240 ml freshly boiled water over 1 tea bag and allow to steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently squeeze the tea bag to release the remaining extractive. Duration of use: may be used up to 10 to 21 days. Medicinal ingredients: each tea bag (1.5g) contains: organic purple coneflower herb (echinacea purpurea) 1,065 mg*, organic purple coneflower root (6:1 extract) 37.5 mg (echinacea purpurea) equivalent to 225 mg of purple coneflower, organic narrow-leaf echinacea herb (echinacea angustifolia) 30 mg*. Non-medicinal ingredients: organic west indian lemongrass leaf (cymbopogon citratrus), organic spearmint leaf (mentha spicata).cautions: consult a health care practitioner before use if you have rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune disorder or a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leucosis, collagenosis, multiple sclerosis, aids or hiv infections. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking immunosuppressants, or if symptoms persist. Contraindications: do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have an allergy to asteraceae/compositae (the daisy family) plants. Keep out of reach of children each tea bag is safety sealed in a tamper-evident envelope. * grown in the u.s.a. Traditional medicinalsÂ® is certified by the california certified organic farmers (ccof) 99% organic ingredients.