[/custom_frame_right]Let’s face it, nobody likes to suffer from colds, coughs and flu during winter. Being laid up in bed with a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, sore body is just not fun. Many people don’t want to reach for over the counter pharmaceutical for these complaints anymore. So, if you are someone who would rather try natural herbal products, we have just the solutions for you.
Prevention is better than cure
Let’s not beat around the bush: flu vaccines do not necessarily confer the immunity that people are led to believe. Many people who go for vaccines still get colds and flu, so if you want to prevent colds and flu, you’d better do something to strengthen and prime your immune system naturally. It starts with what you eat: ensure you take in sufficient fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and drink enough water. In addition to that, we have a number of herbal products you can try for prevention.
Echi-Mune™ is a wonderful blend of 10 herbal tinctures and also contains propolis. It is a great immune system strengthener to prevent infections. It is also great to use if you have weakened immunity due to repeated colds, flu and coughs. Read more…
The common belief is that Echinacea stimulates the immune system, but it is actually an immune system modulator – really primes the system to be able to react quicker when it is under challenge. It certainly can assist when one does get a cold or flu, but most people use it incorrectly by starting to take it when they get a cold or flu. The greater value of this herb lies in taking it long term, before the start of winter and through out winter, to get he best results. Its not that it will necessarily completely prevent a cold or flu, but it certainly helps to shorten the duration and severity. Echinacea also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial actions, which certainly goes a long way to also relieving cold and flu symptoms. Read more…
Our Immune Capsules™ contain a blend of 5 herbs that are carefully selected for their potential preventative actions. It is great as a general immune strengthener and can also be used in weakened immunity that result in recurring or chronic infections. The herbs also have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial actions to support the system during infections. Read more…
Other products that may provide general support to the immune system are Chinese Green Tea capsules and Colostrum capsules.
Treatment of colds, flu and coughs
The most important thing to do when you get a cold or flu, is to immediately take some time out to rest. Yes we live in a crazy busy world and most people feel they can’t take the time out, so rather take various over the counter pharmaceuticals to get them through the day. The problem with doing that is that it often leads to unnecessary complications like sinusitis, bronchitis or worse – pneumonia. And then the cold or flu bug get a bad reputation as being deadly, whereas it is really the neglect or incorrect management of the infection that led to the complications.
All the above products for prevention may also be used to support your body when you have contracted a cold or flu. If you were already using a product preventatively, you can increase the dosage or frequency for a few days. For example, if you were using 10 drops of Echi-Mune™ daily for prevention, you can increase your dosage to 20 drops 3 times daily, or you can take up to 40 drops 3 times daily if under supervision of a registered health care practitioner.
Our Anti-Flu™ formula is a blend of 7 carefully selected herbal tinctures. Don’t let the name mislead you – it is not only for flu, it is also indicated for colds. The herbs are well documented to support the immune system and provide relieve of the commons symptoms associated with colds and flu. The herbs have anti-oxidant, immune stimulating, anti-inflammatory, decongestive and analgesic (pain relief) actions. It has a comforting, warming effect to soothe the sore throat and relieve the congestion so typical of colds and flu and can be particularly effective if you take a higher dosage right at the onset of symptoms. Read more…
Bronchi-Soothe™ contains a blend of 10 herbal tinctures to help relieve chest and larynx discomfort associated with colds and flu that settle in the chest and cause bronchitis. It is particularly useful for dry, hacking and wheezing coughs and when the cough is painful inside chest. the In addition to providing cough relief, the herbs also have anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions. Read more…
Herbal Cough Mix™
Herbal Cough Mix™ is one of our best selling products and is the first purely herbal, unsweetened, unflavored cough mixture available in retail outlets in South Africa. The blend of 9 herbal tinctures is trusted by families for over 20 years to help relieve irritating coughs associated with colds and flu. It provides a warming effect in the chest, soothes dry coughs and helps to loosen tight wet coughs through its expectorant action. It also contains Pelargonium sidoides – a local herb well know for its scientifically proven anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects – which makes it a very useful supportive product in the treatment of colds, flu and chest infections. Read more…
Whether you want to support your immune system to ward of winter infections or whether you are looking for herbal remedies to treat colds, flu and chest infections naturally, we have a wide selection of useful formulas. But remember, if your infection persists longer than expected or if it is particularly severe, it is wise to consult with a registered health care professional.