A combination of herbs traditionally used for all types of infections and to help support immune system function. Naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and ant-fungal. Specific for acute infections.
Garlic (Allium sativum):
Renowned throughout history for its Anti-microbial, immune enhancing and anti-catarrhal properties. Shown to exert potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal activity. It has been shown to be more potent than many commonly used anti-fungal agents. Sulphur compounds found within Garlic help to reduce mucus congestion. Combine this action with Garlic’s anti-microbial properties it makes the herb a good remedies for sinusitis, nasal congestion, and any upper respiratory tract infection.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea):
Well known for its immune enhancing properties, Echinacea not only elevates white blood cell count and boosts interferon activity etc, it also exerts a direct anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activity.
Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria):
Wild Indigo has anti-microbial and antiseptic properties and although it is indicated in most infectious states, it is specific for upper respiratory tract infections.
Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis):
Useful in a broad spectrum of bacterial infections, Golden Seal also exerts potent anti-fungal and anti-parasitic activity along with its immune enhancing properties. It has also been shown to have the ability to sooth and tone mucus membranes, this action along with its antibacterial properties makes Golden Seal particularly useful in treating complaints such as sinusitis, diarrhoea (especially infectious), urinary tract infections such as cystitis etc.
Myrrh (Commiphora molmol):
One of the oldest and most revered anti-microbial’s on the planet. Used since before biblical times, for all types of infection. Listed in The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as specific for mouth ulcers, gingivitis and pharingitis.
Pau D’Arco (Tabebuia impeteginosa):
A South American plant which is also known as Lapacho. Due to its strong anti-biotic, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties and in particular its effect on Candida albicans, Pau D’Arco has become one of the modern herbalist most useful tools in treating Candida.
Due to the potent immune enhancing properties of this combination it is advisable to avoid if pregnant or likely to become pregnant, using anticoagulant drugs, auto immune diseases, recent organ transplant or skin graft.
Avoid sugars (sugars reduce immune system ability to function).