Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus
- Supports a healthy immune system†
- Promotes healthy gut function†
- Features 2 billion CFUs* of Bacillus subtilis
- Features 880 milligrams of an immune support blend including echinacea and astragalus
- Take 2 capsules with 8 ounces of water or favorite beverage
These capsules deliver benefits that go beyond immune health by weaving together two powerhouse ingredients used for decades in traditional Chinese methods (TCM). Bacillus subtilis is known to withstand heat, bile and stomach acids while delivering benefits like support for a healthy immune response, immune defense and a healthy immune system, healthy digestion† and much more. Echinacea and astragalus are generally identified to be overall health supporters and are amongst the top trending ingredients for immune support.
Grown abundantly in central North America, echinacea is widely recognized as a key ingredient among the top immune-focused supplements. Historically, this flower-like plant was used topically for its soothing nature and benefits. Over time, it quickly made its way to be one of the most sought after ingredients within the wellness space.
Astragalus Root Extract
Rooted in TCM, this adaptogenic perennial plant is also known as milkvetch root and Huang-qi and is hailed as an overall health supporter. Astragalus pairs well with echinacea as it acts as a balancer.
This soil-based, spore-forming probiotic is known to withstand harsh conditions like stomach acid, heat and bile. This strain works to support normal microflora in the gut, healthy gut function, normal digestion, a healthy immune system and response, in addition to promoting a healthy GI tract.†
Full List of Ingredients
Immune Support Blend
Echinacea Aerial Parts Extract, Astragalus Root Extract
Other ingredients: Hypromellose, rice fiber.
Servings Per Container:
|Amount Per Serving:||% Daily Value|
|Immune Support Blend||880mg|
|Bacillus subtilis||20mg (2 billion CFU*)|
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Daily Value not established.
Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus features select ingredients with a wide range of health benefits, including Bacillus subtilis to support a healthy immune system and response† and much more.
A formulation more than 2,000 years in the making and built using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) of formulation, Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus contains the time-tested superstars of TCM to bring a holistic approach to your wellness routine. Using the traditional Chinese approach to wellness, the aim is to tap into centuries-old ingredients and practices to support the body as a complete system rather than separate organs.
Many probiotic strains are fragile and have to be refrigerated in order to survive. Even when you take them, they may not make it into your gut. That's why Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus includes Bacillus subtilis, a probiotic strain that withstands harsh conditions like stomach acid and heat and is naturally in the soil. These strains are tough, and they survive without refrigeration.
How to Use
We recommend taking Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus with a large glass of water.
Make the most of your Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus by focusing on consuming a nutrient-dense diet full of phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory foods — while avoiding overly processed foods.
Pairs Well With
If you’re looking to boost your immune wellness routine, try pairing Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus with Ancient Nutrients - Zinc + Probiotics for an added immune boost.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Axe Answers
Ancient Nutrition co-founder, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist and certified doctor of natural medicine is here to answer your questions!
What is TCM?
The Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) is a system of wellness that dates back more than 2,000 years and is still practiced today. It works on the belief that Qi (which loosely translates to “vital energy” and is pronounced “chee”) is essential for overall health. TCM principles adhere to the idea that proper Qi is needed to keep all systems in balance.
This ties into the concept of yin and yang, defined as opposing but complementary energies. According to TCM, like Qi, yin and yang can negatively impact your health when they’re out of balance. That being said, a primary goal of TCM involves balancing their equalizing relationship.
One of the ways to do that involves using specific superfoods and herbs. TCM superfoods and super-herbs aim to support the overall health of the systems of the body. TCM aims to create balance in the body as a whole to promote wellness and Qi. When the yin and yang aspects of Qi are harmonized and balanced out, a person typically experiences overall wellbeing.
How is TCM different than Ayurveda?
Both TCM and Ayurveda approach the body in a balancing way. They both address energy flow, circulation and balance in the body. For instance, that energy is referred to as “Qi” in TCM and “prana” in Ayurveda.
While there is overlap in some of the botanicals used in both TCM and Ayurveda, each tradition also utilizes specific plants and foods. Ayurveda was born out of India, so often recommends traditional herbs and foods widely available in that region. TCM often focuses on botanicals and fungi more readily available in China. While TCM may utilize more animal products, Ayurveda does tend to recommend more dairy, like ghee, compared to TCM.
In essence, TCM and Ayurveda are different ways to approach wellness and balance from different regions of the world.
Why do you only include 2 billion CFUs* of Bacillus subtilis?
This is not a probiotic supplement. This unique formulation is designed to support a healthy immune system and more. We added just the right amount of probiotics for the added immune and gut benefits. If you’re looking for a probiotic supplement, we recommend our best-selling S.B.O Probiotic as it contains 50 billion CFUs*. *at time of manufacture
Is this product Vegan?
Yes, these capsules contain no animal products.
Who is this product intended for?
This product is intended for adults looking to supplement with echinacea, astragalus and probiotics and seeking to support a healthy immune system.†
What does Bacillus subtilis do?
Here are a few of the benefits of this probiotic strain…
- Supports normal microflora in the gut†
- Supports healthy gut function†
- Promotes digestive health†
- Supports normal digestion†
- Supports a healthy immune system†
- Promotes a healthy GI tract†
What is astragalus?
Astragalus is a yellow root native to China. Praised in Traditional Chinese Methods (TCM), this root is often recognized as one of the most sacred herbs in TCM and anciently used for generalized immune purposes.
What is echinacea?
Echinacea is a purple, flower-like plant also known as Zi Zu Hua grown in central North America. It’s generally known for its immune properties and is often found in immune-supporting supplements.
Why combine Echinacea with Astragalus?
We are pushing the message of supporting healthy “gut-mediated immunity.”† In other words, most of the immune system in the gut-associated lymphatic tissue (GALT) resides in the digestive tract. We know the way to activate is via probiotics, but in addition we have added astragalus (Josh’s #1 botanical for supporting the immune system via the gut).
Astragalus is broadly known as an “adaptogenic immune supporter” and can often be used for long periods of time. Since it is a legume it can be consumed regularly and is a great balancer to echinacea as it is apt to create harmony and balance within the immune system.
Generally speaking, echinacea is more of the “wrecking ball” whereas astragalus is more of the “pre-planner” and also aids in the clean up process.
Should Echinacea be used for short term or cycle in and cycle out?
You should always read label directions and ask your healthcare professional before starting any dietary or supplement use or routine. The directions for suggested use are: Adults take 2 capsules daily with 8 oz. of water, coffee, tea or juice.