When you have a cold coming on and during the cold. It works best when you are in the EARLY stages of a cold. Do not take it for more than 10 days. When you reach day 10, go off it. If you still need it, wait another week. Remember to stick to the Eight Secrets… especially nourishing your body and resting. Strep throat remedy. Squirt tincture directly on the back of your throat regularly while you have strep throat. Try a squirt an hour until symptoms start to subside. It is one of the most simple and effective strep throat remedies. Another strep throat remedy is to use Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE). Simply squirt a few drops in a small sup of warm water and gargle. Do this once hour until your symptoms begin to subside. Read about GSE. On cuts and wounds. Echinacea is antibacterial. After I clean out a wound with water, I squirt Echinacea tincture liberally right on the wound. I use it like I used “Bactine” when I was a kid. After that, I usually apply a salve or bandage, depending on the severity of the wound. Echinacea tincture is always in my travel first aid kit.