Double - E Immune Booster - organic

Herbal Mixes: Double-E Immune Booster, Organic

Contains Naturally Caffeine Free: Nettle Leaf Peppermint Leaf Echinacea Root Echinacea Tops, Elderberries whole, Eleuthero Root and Rosehips

New research has opened amazing advances into herbal medicine, including information that will help rev up the immune system. We continually research and upgrade our pre-mixes to include all the best herbs available.

Flu, virus, and infections all are enemies ready to lay us low. Our natural immune system is our first and best defense. God gave us leaves, roots and good sense to help us keep our immune systems working in top order to avoid sickness.

One easy way to keep the immune system in high gear is raw garlic, but it stinks so bad that we use our Double “E” Immune Booster. Our new recipe, which includes the whole Echinacea plant and Elderberry herb (as well as several other immune boosting herbs), has proven to be a fast and effective way to provide the body with the defense it needs in times of repair.

The premixed herbs can be made into a tea for a fast and effective way to provide the body with the goodness of each herb.

I also make this recipe into a tincture every year. It takes an effort, but then I make enough tincture (a gallon) to last the whole year for my household and my children’s children plus many extra folks that need it. The tincture made from this recipe is dark and smells strongly of the dried herbs. I know it is effective because I have used it for many years.

I have used honey in the place of glycerine and it works well but the honey is not as pleasant tasting. I have also made an alcohol tincture and mixed it half and half with the finished glycerine tincture to help cut the sweet taste of the glycerine. I like it much better this way but while my children were small I always used just glycerine.


Alcohol tinctures (extracts) are easy to make. Fill a glass jar 1/3 - 1/2 full of the premixed herbs (1/2 full of herbs makes a stronger brew), and top off the jar to within about 1/2 inch from the top with rum or vodka. Cap the jar and set it in a dark, cool place for about 3 weeks (shake mixture daily). Then, strain off and discard herbs saving the liquid herbal tincture in glass containers that are clearly labeled and capped.

As adults, we take 1/2 – 1 teaspoon (30 – 60 drops or so) every hour at the first sign of a cold or flu (any infection) until the symptoms disappear. We use less for children. Alcohol, glycerine or a mixture of the two is a good investment for a year’s supply of immune defense.

For more information on making tinctures using alcohol or glycerine, see the Preparing Remedies page. The following books have been our best references on making our own tinctures at home over the years:

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • Unlike most herbs which can be consumed as a life-long daily supplement, the Immune Booster should only be used in times of need. That is, as soon as you feel you are coming down with something or are sick.
  • This dry herb mixture can be brewed into a tea. It can also be ground up into powder and encapsulated. The tinctures would be more effective, but some folks simply prefer teas or capsules.
  • The Immune Booster can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during, and after pregnancy, and nursing), and children.
  • It can be used as often as you would like.
  • As is the case with most herbs, this mixture should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is great, but certainly not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
  • Follow the same instructions for storage after you make it into a tincture. We do not use any bottles in particular, but recycle empty glass bottles, whenever possible.
  • An alcohol tincture (extract) doesn't taste the greatest but is the most effective way to draw out the goodness of the herbs, and are the easiest to make. For those two reasons alone, alcohol tinctures are the industry standard in all ready-made store bought tinctures. They also keep the longest (at least 2 years).
  • Glycerine tinctures (or glycerites), though not as effective, are much more palatable with their sweet flavor. However, they will only keep for up to one year or so.
  • A combination of both alcohol and glycerine has the benefits of both (effectiveness, sweet flavor, and longer shelf life).

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Customer Reviews

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Best prevention ever
by Janeta on Dec 16, 2014

I work in busy emergency room, this tea helps me prevent getting sick from my coughing sneezing patients
One cup a day does the trick
Thank you!

Double E Immune Booster
by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2014

Hello dear Bulk Herbs,
I am writing you from Spain. I have just placed an order, I am quite new to herbs, currently a naturopathy Student and I love your page and your blog soooo much. I can't wait to try this out as I need to boost my Immune. I will review this product pretty soon.
Thank you for sharing and spreading your knowledge to us and congratulations for the blog & Page! Keep it up!! :)

I'm astounded!
by Michele Cornell on Mar 4, 2014

I just used Double E Immune Booster Tincture three days ago. I felt like I was getting a cold and immediately started Double E every hour and Umcka cold care tablets every three hours. In two days time I didn't have any more symptoms. I have an weak immune system due to pseudomonas bacteria in my sinuses too. I can't get over the huge difference Double E made!

works like a charm :)
by Christina on Feb 5, 2014

I bought this tea a while back to give it a try during winter cold season but fortunately haven't had to use it until now. a good indication to noticing I'm coming down with something, is the swelling/hurting of the lymph nodes on my neck. woke up to this a couple days ago and have been drinking this tea since then (tea steeper filled with as much as tea as fits, then re-steeped throughout the day). the swelling has already gone down severly and I am not feeling sick at all!
recommend this BIG tim! :)

only question I have, is there a certain amount consumed a day that should not be exceeded???

    Re: works like a charm :)
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 12, 2014

    I'm so glad that you like it! You can't overdose on this when you are sick! Drinks lots while you feel icky. We don't recommend that you continue to drink it in enormous amounts after you aren't sick but otherwise just enjoy!

Straining this herb tincture
by Darla M on Jan 27, 2014

We have been buying Echinacea tinctures locally for years and using with great success to fight off signs of a cold. Bought your Double-E Immune Booster Mix to make our own and am so amazed at how easy and cost efficient this is. One question about your glycerine instructions to pour a small amount of hot water over herbs after straining...Poured off the tincture, squeezed the herbs, then tried to pour as little water as necessary to make contact with all the herbs before giving them a last squeeze. The water seemed to almost double the amount of tincture in the jar...should this happen? Did I pour the water incorrectly, diluting the tincture too much and need to start over? Thank you.

    Re: Straining this herb tincture
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 31, 2014

    It should be just fine to use, however you may want to just take more than you usually would when trying to ward off colds since it is a more diluted form. Thanks!

by christa mcarthur on Dec 12, 2013

I am in the process of the alcohol tincture and use the Double E regularly as a tea.Can I add the glycerine to the alcohol mixture after strained to sweeten it up, if so how much per cup of alcohol tincture?

    Re: tincture
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 16, 2013

    Sure you could try adding glycerine, maybe 1/3 a cup to a cup of alcohol or you might want to try adding stevia to sweeten the tincture. Thanks!

glycerin tincture
by Kathryn on Dec 7, 2013

how do you make this tea a glycerin tincture? I have an almost two year old and eight year old.

    Re: glycerin tincture
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 9, 2013

    To make this into a Glycerin tincture fill a mason jar 1/2-2/3 of the way full and then add a mixture of 2 parts water 3 parts glycerin. Put jar into a slow cooker or crockpot surrounded by water and a towel underneath the jar to keep from burning. Cook for 3 days and then strain herbs out of the glycerin and keep the syrup. Thanks!

How much do you recommend for my little ones?
by LeAnna on Nov 13, 2013

We're out of town, & I'm so glad I brought double-e immune tea along! My two year old has been having cold/flu type symptoms, & six-yr-old has been running a fever. Been giving them each a little tea with virgin coconut oil & much do you recommend as a safe amount? Do you think I could steep about 1tsp per cup of water, & give them 1/2-1 cup each, every 4 hrs or so....been giving once or twice a day, & it is soothing, but I was thinking more would be better.

    Re: How much do you recommend for my little ones?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 14, 2013

    What your doing is great! You could also make a glycerin tincture to give them as well to give them that extra boost!

Safety of double-e immune tea for pregnancy
by LeAnna on Nov 13, 2013

W are out of town & happened to bring our double-e tea with us. Just found out I'm pregnant, & been having cold/sore throat symptoms. Double-e immune tea is great, with a little coconut oil & honey! The last time I had this type of bug, I drank it every 4 hours or so, & it worked great! I it safe to do some during pregnancy, or not recommended?

    Re: Safety of double-e immune tea for pregnancy
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 14, 2013

    The Immune Booster can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during, and after pregnancy, and nursing), and children.
    It can be used as often as you would like!

Peppermint and Ginseng
by Ashley on Oct 29, 2013

I would like to order this product but am currently breastfeeding my seven week old. I read that peppermint decreases milk supply and ginseng could have adverse effects on mom and baby. I know you can not give medical advice, but I'm wondering if this would be safe to take while nursing. Have you seen any trouble with peppermint or ginseng while nursing? Thanks!

    Re: Peppermint and Ginseng
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 30, 2013

    Yes, you can take this while pregnant! Peppermint has been said it can lower your milk but only if large amounts are taken. With this being such a large mixture of herbs, this would not affect your milk. Thanks!

I'm excited to try your product
by amber on Oct 28, 2013

I should be getting your product soon, I'm excited to give it a try seeing that it is cold season starting already. My sister in law's kids get sick all the time and was wondering what would be good for them to take. The little one that is twelve months gets sick from birth. Just wasn't sure if there was something to help boost the immune system for kids especially the one 1 years old??

    Re: I'm excited to try your product
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 30, 2013

    Hello! This is a great mix for boosting your immune system for adults and kids both! For the youngest, I would recommend making a tincture out of either apple cider vinegar or glycerin. You could also add garlic for extra immune boosting powers!

Double E and Cough Tea
by Anne on Sep 20, 2013

We've been using these tinctures for a few years now and they work! My children are even able to recognize when they are coming down with something and ask for "drops". Thank you for your great products, we love your other teas as well!

Can I make the glycerine mix in a crock pot?
by Arin McDermott on Sep 4, 2013

In your instructions on making a glycerine tincture it says to use a double boiler. I don't have one and was wondering if I can make it in a crock pot instead and if so how you would recommend I do it.

    Re: Can I make the glycerine mix in a crock pot?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 6, 2013

    Yes, you can use a crock pot instead. Thanks!

Great Preventative
by Sally on Apr 13, 2013

At the first sign of someone in our family getting sick, all of us start taking the Immune Booster to ward off an epidemic going through our home. Also, once a year our family is part of a large conference with many other kids. I give our family immune booster a week before we attend, and we have never come down sick as other families seem to every year. Thank you for a great product

great stuff
by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2013

Last year I made this into a tincture but was still pretty new to herbs so it got some occasional use. I am usually the one that gets sick the most often. I was the kid that the doctor finally gave so many antibiotics to that he had to admit that he had become the one making me sick... so my immune system was pretty well shot and I'm generally sick most of the winter. So this year I've been using the tincture at any sign of any sickness and have only had problems with congestion. It has been awesome! I'm positive that this product has been the biggest cause of my much healthier year :)

Double-E Immune booster
by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2012

I Just ordered this and it came in just in time ... the day before I received it our lil ones started coming down with a virus with drainage and bad cough I made up a s.s.glycerite the very evening and hoped it wouldn't taste too bad and they would take it and boy was I surprised ... it really was good!! the kids love it and never complain when they need it !! My 6 yr old said "mmm its fweet"!! its working great . Thank you very much for shipping it out so quickly!!

Double E
by Karla on Nov 7, 2012

which of these herbs should not be taken on a regular basis only when needed?
when you take garlic raw do you just swallow it whole or do you crush it first?

    Re: Double E
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Mainly the Echinacea should not be used every day. It is a powerful immune booster but if used to much your immune system could become immune to it. You should always crush the garlic to get its benefits. Thanks!

WOOHOO For Double-E Immune Booster!
by Cook Family on Nov 5, 2012

Amy has been telling me for 3 days that "I am NOT sick" as she sniffles and coughs her way through the day. Finally last evening she gave in. "Ok, now I really AM sick." By now it'd grown to full coughing, runny nose, feeling achy, had to leave church early and go to bed, spent the whole next day in bed and couldn't go to work, SICK. In our family, we're normally looking at 3-4 days from the time you admit to being sick, before you're really back on your feet again. I started dosing her with the Double-E Immune Boost Tincture that I'd made using the herb mix from BHS, along with some fresh garlic. That went on for only 1 full day. Today she woke up feeling much better, went to work, no coughing, still the last stages of a runny nose, voice sounds better, and definitely back in the game. WOOHOO. I'm convinced if she'd have started it sooner, like when I first started talking about it, she'd have never gotten to the point of a full on cold, but I could be wrong. Anyhow, YAY for another herbal success story. God did indeed bless us when He gave us herbs for healing! Thank You Lord.

Great Mix!
by Alisha on Sep 9, 2012

I love the Double Immune Booster! I have used it for about 2 years with great results in both my children and me. About 3 nights ago my husband got home from work feeling sick. He didn't think it was something really bad so he didn't do anything about it and went to bed. The following day he woke up feeling really sick, all day at work he was coughing, he had a fever and a sore throat. That night he ate a clove of garlic and went to bed, I offered the double immune glycerite but he just kinda fell asleep and never took it. Welll...The same night I started coughing! I knew I did Not want to get whatever he has! So it was about 1 am I ran to get the glycerite and I took a full dropper. And I kept that up every hour or so for about 20 hours and I don't have a scratch in my throat! While my hubby woke up Still coughing! I gave him the tincture bottle and told him he Had to take it! ;) Its a great mix!!

Simply Delicious
by Lucie C. on Aug 14, 2012

This tea is absolutely wonderful and simply delicious. I am looking forward to my next cup.

Healed while traveling
by Melanie Sorenson on May 16, 2012

I was visiting a dear friend of mine while my husband was out of town on business and went to bed with a tickle in my throat. The next morning I was achy all over and had a fever. My friend pulled out her Double-E immune Booster tincture she made with vodka and her Cough Tea tincture and had me start taking a teaspoon every hour of each. An hour after the first dose I could already feel my body working to fight it off. By that evening I was feeling so much better! Unfortunately I didn't take any all night so by morning I awoke feeling so terrible I wanted to cry. I was shaking from fever and my throat hurt so bad it felt like I was swallowing with razor blades in my throat. So off I went with the tinctures again. But then an awesome thing happened- half way through the day I broke out in a sweat and by that evening all of my symptoms were gone!!! I took one big dose late at night and one early in the morning and one more at lunch and I needed no further doses. I cannot thank you enough for providing these amazing remedies, what a blessing to have an alternative to modern drugs!

Keeps Family Healthy
by Nichole on Jan 21, 2010

I absolutely love your Double E Immune Booster! I usually make a tincture and glycerite out of it and share with many friends. I am convinced that this along with other natural remedies and approaches is what keeps my family so healthy--the children's pediatrician has marveled over their overall health.

My husband is an electrician and is currently running a huge project at the hospital and while the two guys that also work with him are constantly sick, my husband remains healthy. The same goes for my children. My oldest is in public school and my other two are still at home with me and we rarely get sick all the while kids are going home with colds and (H1N1) flu.

Works for whole family
by Leah on Oct 7, 2009

Anytime the kids or I are sick, we turn to this herb blend. I put a tsp of it along with a tsp of mullein (decongestant) in a tea bag and staple it shut. I steep it for 5 min for the kids and a little longer for me. At the first sign of sore throat, runny nose, etc. we take this tea 3 times a day along with half a garlic clove morning and late afternoon. It works great! We don't have to go to the doctor nearly as often as we used to. It lasts a long time too. After 1 year I still have some left. I keep it in the fridge right in the padded envelope it came in to keep it dark and cool. Thank you!

Double-E for the kids toooo!
by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2008

"We've had great results with the Double-E Immune Booster made into tea. Our 2 year old son recently seemed to be coming down with a cold. I brewed him a cup of warm Immune tea and used honey to sweeten it. He drank it out of a coffee cup (like Daddy) and loved it. He was better by the next day.

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