Pelargonium sidoides & African Ginger Tincture
Cold & Flu + is a blend of African herbs traditionally used for:
- The rapid improvement of colds and flu
- For respiratory illnesses and infections such as mild asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia & rhinopharyngitis
- As a supplement for tuberculosis suffers
With phenomenal growth, the Pelargonium sidoides has gone from being an obscure African herbal remedy to becoming one of Germany's top new medicines as well as gaining popularity in England and the USA. In the past two years sales in Germany have jumped over 700%, growing faster than any other medicine. It's success is attributed to impressive clinical results, high consumer satisfaction and a fascinating history.
A must in every household, Cold & Flu + is a tincture of the roots of the Pelargonium sidoides and African Ginger. These African plants have been used in African traditional medicine since early times. Both plant species have an immense following by traditionalists, naturalists and conventional practitioners, of whom, homeopaths seem to be the most ardent followers.
For hundreds of years the Zulu, Basuto, Xhosa and Mfengi cultures have used Pelargonium sidoides as a curative for coughs, upper respiratory tract irritations and gastrointestinal concerns. Today, with the advantages of modern science and clinical research, we are able to better understand what makes this traditional remedy work so effectively.
1) Enhances the body’s functioning and protects it against diseases
2) Improves symptoms associated with coughs, fevers, fatigue and weakness
3) Can be used externally on sores, cuts, bites and infections
4) Antibacterial characteristics
5) Is rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids 6) Is a natural anti-inflammatory remedy
The traditional use of Pelargonium sidoides for coughs and chest troubles may be explained by the presence of essential oils. It has not yet been established which ingredients contribute to its antibacterial properties. Extracts of Pelargonium sidoides have clear antibacterial characteristics against Streptococci, Staphylococci and Bacillus cereus. Many studies are ongoing as to establish the antibacterial characteristics of Pelargonium sidoides and its beneficial healing properties.
While most other cough, cold and sinus medications simply mask outward symptoms; the mechanisms and actions of Pelargonium sidoides actually support faster recovery.
Shortens Duration and Reduces Severity:
Clinical trials show that Pelargonium sidoides shortens the duration and reduces the severity of upper respiratory irritations.
African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus elite chemotype) is regarded as one of Africa’s best natural anti-inflammatory remedies, and it has many other uses. The roots contain a high percentage of a characteristic sesquiterpenoid, which is a key phytochemical active. Extracts have been demonstrated to be anti-inflammatory (prostaglandin-synthetase inhibition), bronchodilatory, smooth muscle relaxant, mildly sedative, and anti-candidal. The presence of antiseptic monoterpenoids contributes to the bioactivity.
Dosage and Directions for use:
Adults: 5 Drops 3 times daily at regular intervals or when required, on the tongue or with 10 ml of water.
Children 6 to 12: 3 drops 3 times daily at regular intervals or when required, on the tongue or with 10 ml of water.
Consult your medical practitioner if symptoms persist.
For colds, flu and sinus, a drop of Cold & Flu + may be placed by the nasal entrance for faster recovery.
People with a hypersensitivity to any ingredients of the plant species. Not to be taken during pregnancy, if inclined to experience bleeding or if liver and kidney illnesses are present