Ingredients Glossary

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Aloe Vera

As far back as Egyptian times, Aloe vera has been used to treat wounds, burns and minor skin conditions.

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Arnica

Arnica is well known for its soothing properties and is widely used to support muscle and joint strains, bruises and injuries.

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Ashwagandha

Traditionally used to support the nervous system, especially to manage stress, sleep, cortisol balance and overall nervous system health.

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Bee Propolis Tincture

Propolis is a mixture of beeswax and other oils and resins collected by bees and used in the construction of the beehive and in preserving honey and other perishables.

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Beeswax

Beeswax is a secreted clear oily solution used by worker bees to build the honeycomb cells.

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Black Elderberry

Elderberries have an impressive antioxidant profile, containing quercetin and anthocyanins, two notable compounds that help fight oxidative stress.

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Celtic Sea Salt

Celtic sea salt has a unique mineral composition, with naturally occurring minerals and trace elements including selenium, potassium, iodine, calcium and magnesium.

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Chamomile

Chamomile is scientifically researched to relieve digestive upsets, especially in babies and children.

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Codonopsis

Widely used in Chinese medicine to support increased energy, endurance to stress and boost vitality.

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Dill

Used as a medicinal herb for 2000 years, the oil of the dill seeds has carminative properties.

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Echinacea

Primarily used to support immune function, especially where sinus health or respiratory health is compromised.

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Elder Flowers

The flowers of Sambucus nigra are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants which support the immune system.

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Elecampane

A wonderful herb for respiratory health, especially a productive cough where it thins and loosens excess mucus in the lungs and airways.

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Eucalyptus

A study in the Clinical Microbiology Reviews highlight the antimicrobial potential of eucalyptus oil against respiratory pathogens.

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Giant Kelp

Giant kelp is a nutrient dense superfood. Not only does it have a particularly high iodine content, giant kelp is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and alginates (a form of dietary fibre).

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Adhatoda

Adhatoda is used extensively in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to open the airways and support respiratory function.

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Iron

Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs around the body.

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Ivy Leaf

The common ivy leaf is one of the most popular herbs world-wide to support respiratory health with numerous scientific studies supporting its use.

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Kumarahou

Native to New Zealand, Kumarahou has been used in traditional Maori medicine to treat various ailments, including respiratory and digestive complaints skin conditions.

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Lanolin

Lanolin anhydrous is also known as wool wax or wool grease and is used by sheep to protect the wool and skin against environmental factors and keep the skin clean.

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Lemon Balm

A member of the mint family, Lemon Balm has traditionally been used as a mild sedative to calm the nervous system and to support restful sleep.

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Licorice

One of the most widely used and trusted herbs in traditional medicine, licorice is also available in Germany as an over-the-counter medicine.

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Mandarin Oil

Mandarin oil supports the secretion of digestive enzymes which help break down food more effectively.

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Mānuka Honey

Manuka honey is unique to New Zealand and renowned for its high levels of methylglyoxal (MGO), the factor scientifically researched for its potent antimicrobial activity.

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Marshmallow

Marshmallow is most commonly used to ease sore throats and dry coughs.

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Menthol Crystals

A key ingredient in our respiratory tonics, menthol crystals are derived from distilling and freezing the oils in peppermint and other mint varieties.

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Mullein

Used traditionally as an expectorant, Mullein also contains compounds scientifically researched to soothe inflammation in the respiratory tract.

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Olive Leaf

Olive leaf is naturally rich in oleuropeins, a compound scientifically researched to support immune health, blood sugar balance and cardiovascular health.

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Oxifend® Throatsoother Blend

OXIFEND® Throatsoother is a proprietary New Zealand formula of blackcurrant and grape seed extracts.

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Passionflower

A top choice of herbalists to calm and relax the nervous system, scientists believe that passionflower works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain.

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Pelargonium

A species of South African geranium scientifically researched to support the immune response to irritation and congestion of the sinuses, throat and bronchial airways.

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Pine Oil

"In various cultures, pine needles were boiled to produce steam for inhalation, which helps clear nasal passages and support chests clogged with stubborn mucus. "

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Ribwort

A member of the plantain family, Ribwort grows widely in many countries as a weed but is highly edible.

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Saffron

Saffron contains bioactive compounds such as crocin, crocetin and safranal which are believed to influence neurotransmitter activity, particularly serotonin and dopamine.

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Sea Buckthorn Berries

Sea buckthorn berries are one of the best sources of naturally occurring Vitamin C.

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Siberian Ginseng

An adaptogenic herb used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to support long term exposure to stress, endurance and stamina.

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Skullcap

A member of the mint family, there are two types of commonly used Skullcap – American and Chinese.

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Astragalus

The polysaccharides in Astragalus are known for their immune supporting properties which promote healthy levels of specific immune cells and how they function.

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Thyme

Thyme has a long history of traditional use for respiratory tract conditions including sore throats and coughs, helping to remove excess mucus from the airways.

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Valerian

This beautiful perennial plant has been used to support sleep, overwhelm and worry since the second century A.D.

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Wild Cherry Bark

Traditionally used in cough syrups to suppress dry, hacking coughs, dry mucus and as a mild sedative.

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Wormwood

A study published in Phytomedicine demonstrated that wormwood significantly reduced the parasite burden in animals, suggesting its potential as a natural treatment for intestinal parasites. Wormwood contains bitter compounds like absinthin and anabsinthin which have anti-parasitic properties as well as thujone, known for its antiparasitic properties and is found in wormwood oil. These bitter compounds stimulate the digestive juices and bile, which helps expel parasites.

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Yellow Dock

The anthraquinones in yellow dock have mild laxative effects, promoting bowel movements.

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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral required for the activity of over 100 enzymes and supports immune health, wound healing and cell division.

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Zizyphus

Jujubosides and flavonoids in Zizyphus interact with neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly the GABAergic system.

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