This is an herbal cold and flu remedy. My all-time personal favorite formula for health and wellness. A must for the herbal medicine cabinet. I have successfully used this when I go out of country, been around sick people, or in stressful situations. If I feel like I am coming down with a cold, I will take this every hour until I retire to bed. Most of the time, I am better the next day. I then will take it two or three times a day to build up my immune system. If I do catch a cold, it is never bad enough to keep me down, and I always recuperate quickly. I will add my formula, Cough Sore Throat if I end up having a cough. I do have to say that this formula does not taste good, but it works so so well. And it is Alcohol-free! Inspired by Dr. John R. Christopher when he was at a seminar in Snowflake, Arizona to ward off Bubonic Plague. Although there are a couple of herbs that are different because of being on the FDA list, it is still made per Dr. Christopher's instructions.
Ingredients: Garlic, myrrh, marshmallow, mullein, astragalus, uva ursi, wormwood, black walnut, white oak, skullcap, lobelia, apple cider vinegar, glycerin, honey
Herb: GARLIC BULB
Botanical name: Allium sativum
Therapeutic actions: Alterative; Anti-bacterial; Antibiotic; Anti-catarrhal; Anti-fungal; Anti-pyretic; Anthelmintic; Anti-asthmatic; Anti-cholesterolemic; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Anti-cancer; Cholagogue; Carminative; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Depurant; Digestant; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Febrifuge; Fungicide; Hypertensive; Hypotensive; Immuno-stimulant; Nervine; Parasiticide; Prophylactic; Rubefacient; Stimulant; Stomachic; Tonic; Vasodilator; Vulnerary.
Nutrients: Calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug interactions: Interacts with Chlorzoxazone, Ticlopidine, Warfarin. Supports those taking Dipyridamole.
Description: Garlic is one of the most valuable foods. It is good for the heart, liver, gallbladder, stomach, spleen and lungs. One of the best natural antibiotics, it detoxifies (chronic lead poisoning), builds the blood and is an overall great healer.
Internal Uses: Its expectorant action makes it useful for chronic bronchitis, sickle cell anemia, chronic stomach problems and stomach catarrh. It has been useful with all intestinal infections, such as parasites, dysentery, cholera, typhoid and parathyroid fever. Can use with honey for coughs, colds and asthma.
Herb: MYRRH GUM
Botanical name: Commiphora molmol
Therapeutic actions: Antiseptic; Astringent; Carminative; Cardiac; Disinfectant; Emetic; Expectorant; Emmenagogue; Purgative; Stimulant; Tonic; Vulnerary.
Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.
Description: Myrrh is often used as a main ingredient in mouthwashes and gargles to help with sore throats, infected gums, pyorrhea, and halitosis. It also stimulates the flow of blood to the capillaries and gives a warm and pleasant sensation to the stomach. It increases the number of white blood corpuscles up to four times of the original, thereby fighting infection and quickening the heart action.
Internal uses: It has been beneficial for Candida albicans (Thrush), for athlete's foot, leg ulcers and other sores, and for bronchial and lung diseases including laryngitis.
Herb: MARSHMALLOW ROOT
Botanical name: Althaea officinalis
Therapeutic actions: Anti-tussive; Demulcent; Diuretic; Emollient; Galactogogue; Laxative; Lithotriptic; Odontalgic; Mucilage; Nutritive; Tonic; Vulnerary; Protective.
Nutrients: Amino acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.
Description: Marshmallow is very soothing and healing to the inflamed respiratory, alimentary, intestinal and genito-urinary areas.
Internal uses: It has been beneficial for the stomach and the small intestine, urinary and respiratory tracts, kidney and bladder problems. It is a mild expectorant for tight, severe coughs. It has also been used for pharyngitis, laryngitis, pulmonary complaints, cystitis, colds, hoarseness, pneumonia.
Herb: MULLEIN LEAF
Botanical name: Verbascum thapsus
Therapeutic actions: Anodyne; Antiseptic; Astringent; Demulcent; Emollient; Expectorant; Narcotic; Vulnerary.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D.
Drug interactions: No know drug interactions.
Description: A valuable herb for respiratory disorders.
Internal uses: It has been uses for coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
Herb: BLACK WALNUT HULLS (GREEN)
Botanical name: Juglans nigra
Therapeutic actions: Alterative; Anodyne; Anti-inflammatory; Astringent; Blood purifier; Detergent; Laxative; Pectoral; Vermifuge.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B15, C and P.
Description: It has been used to rid the body of parasites and to lower high blood pressure and a cleansing wash. It is the green hull surrounding the nut of the black walnut that is a miraculous parasitic. After it has turned black, it is useless.
Internal uses: It has been used in the treatment of tuberculosis and lung disease.
Herb: LOBELIA LEAF
Botanical name: Lobelia inflata
Therapeutic actions: Antispasmodic; Anti-venomous; Astringent; Cathartic; Counter-irritant; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Emetic; Expectorant; Emmenagogue; Nauseant; Nervine; Relaxant; Stimulant.
Nutrients: Calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12 and C.
Drug interactions: Check with physician if on nicotine alternatives.
Description: Lobelia is commonly used both externally and internally to relax all spasms.
Internal uses: In small doses, it is used for lung congestion. In large doses, it acts as a powerful emetic. It has been used for abscesses, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Herb: SLIPPERY ELM
Botanical name: Ulmus fulva
Therapeutic actions: Astringent; Demulcent; Diuretic; Emollient; Expectorant; Nutritive; Pectoral; Tonic; Vulnerary.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, F, K and P.
Drug Interactions: No known Drug Interactions.
Description: Slippery Elm is a very soothing and nutritive herb. It is an excellent food for convalescence and for children.
Internal uses: Its soothing action helps to alleviate gastro-intestinal irritation as well as irritated, sore throats, coughs and dryness of the lungs.
Herb: SKULLCAP LEAF
Botanical name: Scutellaria lateriflora
Therapeutic actions: Antispasmodic; Anti-bacterial; Anticonvulsive; Anti-pyretic; Anti-venomous; Astringent; Calmative; Diuretic; Nervine; Sedative; Tonic.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.
Drug Interactions: No known interactions.
Description: Skullcap is an excellent tonic for the nervous system.
Herb: UVA URSI LEAF
Botanical name: Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Therapeutic actions: Antiseptic; Astringent; Birthing aid; Disinfectant; Diuretic; Hypnotic; Kidney; Lithontriptic; Mucilage; Nephritic; Poultice; Skin; Tonic.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug Interactions: Interacts with Acetaminophen with Codeine, Atropine, Cardec DM, Codeine, Ephedrine and Pseudo ephedrine, Lomotil/Lonex, Loop Diuretics, Spironolactone, Theophylline/Aminophylline, Thiazide diuretics and Triamterene.
Description: Uva Ursi has a specific affinity for the genito-urinary organs, especially for gravel or ulcerations of the kidney and bladder.
Herb: WHITE OAK BARK
Botanical name: Quercus alba
Therapeutic actions: Antiseptic; Astringent; Anti-venomous; Anthelmintic; Antiemetic; Diuretic; Febrifuge; Hemostatic; Lithotriptic; Stimulant; Tonic; Vermifuge.
Nutrients: Calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12 and C.
Drug Interactions: Interacts with Acetaminophen with Codeine, Atropine, Cardec Dm, Codeine, Ephedrine and Pseudoephdrine, Lomotil/Lonox, Theophylline/Aminophylline.
Description: White Oak bark is a strong astringent and antiseptic. It precipitates the tissue protein to tighten them.
Internal uses: It has an cleansing effect on inflamed surfaces of the skin or mucous membranes. It has been used for excess mucous with common complaints such as sinus congestion and post-nasal drip.
Herb: WORMWOOD LEAF
Botanical name: Artemisia absinthium
Therapeutic actions: Antiseptic; Anti-venomous; Antibilious; Antibiotic; Bitter; Carminative; Febrifuge; Hepatic; Nervine; Stomachic; Stimulant; Tonic; Vermifuge.
Nutrients: Vitamin C.
Drug Interactions: No known Drug Interactions.
Description: Wormwood is primarily a stomach medicine.
Internal uses: It has been useful for indigestion, gastric pain, lack of appetite, as well as the related problems of heartburn and flatulence. It has also been helpful for liver and gallbladder secretions.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Nutrients: Amino acids, calcium, choline, copper, enzymes, fluorine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and P.
Description: An old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy because it helps to balance the Ph in the body. Taking Apple Cider Vinegar on a regular basis brings a rosy glow to the complexion.
Internal uses: It has been beneficial in reducing cholesterol, regulating the water content in the cells and body; reduces water retention and excess sodium. It regulates blood pressure, diminishes premature calcification of the arteries, increases concentration and memory and improves overall circulation. It has been used for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, asthma, diarrhea, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, Candida, weight loss, acid reflux, sore throats, headaches, contact dermatitis, arthritis and gout.
Therapeutic actions: Anti-microbial; Antiseptic; Anti-bacterial; Disinfectant; Digestive; Sedative; Stimulant; Tonic.
Nutrients: Calcium, enzymes, magnesium, manganese, potassium and phosphorus.
Description: Honey is a thick fluid prepared by the honey bees from the nectar of flowers. It is 75%-80% sugar.
Internal uses: Honey contains hydrogen peroxide-a known antiseptic. Arabs would take honey and water across the deserts to quench their thirst. It has been used as a general tonic. It has been beneficial for colds, coughs, sore throats, allergies and constipation.