I am looking for the correct dosage of echinacea to give a sick gal. she has a breathing issue. I brought her in and have nursed her back to eating and drinking but she still seems to have a breathing issue. It's been 3 weeks, she was pretty weak when I first brought her in. I feed her chicken broth, carrot puree, and her favorite GRAPES. She is walking and talking but just can't seem to shake the gasping. I have looked and I see nothing in your mouth/throat...... I have heard echinacea is a great herbal remedy and would like to know how to dose her. She breaths with mouth open if excited and then shakes her head and sneezes a lot, but no discharge. I would love any comments on the use of echinacea pros's or cons......or any other ideas of remedy.