April is the time of the year when some countries turn their clocks backwards one or two hours to save daylight. While in South Africa the African gladiolus throws a magnificent display of tall orange flowers, the snow in the northern hemisphere is melting, releasing its locked up water, causing floods…
Because of the changing of the season! That is why now is a good time to visit the Naturopathic Health Care Centre. We have a flu corner here providing in all your needs.
Look what is to be found in this basket:
1. Natura Influenzinum 2013-2014 (now available)
Influenzinum is an oral, homeopathically prepared flu shot alternative and a natural treatment option. It is updated every year and made in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. It is diluted and potentised in the lab and rendered entirely safe and non-toxic. Influenzinum has been used for decades around the world and is praised for its effectiveness without the risks of vaccine side-effects.
Did you know:
that circulating virus strains are surveilled and analyzed in influenza centers in over 100 countries around the world? These centers send their findings to the World Health Organization (WHO) which recommends specific vaccines viruses each year before the flu season. Every country makes its own decision on which strains to include.
Pentagen contains a uniquely prepared herbal extract that is made from the roots of Pelargonium sidoides. Scientific research has proven that this South African medicinal plant has remarkable antibacterial properties and that it assists in regulating the immune system.
Clinical studies have also shown that it shortens the duration and reduces the severity of colds and other upper respiratory tract infections. Pentagen also contains key homoeopathic ingredients like Hydrastis canadensis and Kalium bichromium that have traditionally been used to relieve the unpleasant symptoms associated with colds.
For best results, take Pentagen at the first signs of a cold. It should be taken for at least 5 days, and it is recommended that it be taken for 2- 3 days after symptoms have abated to prevent recurrence.
As absorption of homoeopathic medicines occurs mainly through the mucous membrane of the mouth, it is desirable to hold the medicine in the mouth for a short period and for the mouth to be free of any other tastes (toothpaste, peppermint, etc.) when taking the medicine. Avoid taking this medicine within half an hour of strong coffee, chocolate, camphor or aromatic substances which may reduce the efficacy of the homoeopathic components.
Gripless C acts to prevent acute conditions from progressing and has an anti-inflammatory action that assists in relief of fever and body pain associated with influenza. It is prescribes for rattling bronchial mucus with difficult expectoration, burning sensation in the lungs, perspiration and fatigue. It contains Atropa belladonna that has an anti-inflammatory action on mucous membranes to relieve symptoms of colds and influenza and Bryonia alba acts on mucous membranes to relieve dryness and tough mucus and to treat hoarseness, cough and body pain
4. Dr. Reckeweg BIO 88 for viral infections and 87 for bacterial infections
Dr Reckeweg & Co is an old team player in the field of homoeopathy in South Africa. We keep their Tegor range for bacterial & Viral infections in our flu basket .
5. Homoeopathic Injectables
There are a wide range of homoeopathic injectables available, from immune boosting to full blown flu-treatment as well as all the other pesters like sinusitis, bronchitis, otitis, asthma, etc.
6. Vit B Comp and B12 injections
Vitamin B complex injections is prescribed by many doctors and used by many individuals for an immediate boost in energy. These injections are most useful for fatigue caused by nerve damage, diabetes, sciatica, tinnitus, influenza, effects of stress, chronic disease, B12 deficiency and a number of other conditions.
7. Vitamin supplements
What is a flu basket without the basic vitamins and minerals? There are a lot to say for Vitamin C and many other supplements but for this article I want to draw your attention to our STAR product: BRAINCHILD.
BrainChild Multi-vitamin and minerals are vital for all stages of physical and mental development and can assist in preventing health problems. BrainChild chewable multivitamin & mineral tablets for children is a tasty, raspberry flavored, chewable supplement that provides the nutrients your child needs for growing up strong and healthy. It contains Vit A & C, antioxidants that help protect your body from free radical damage and contribute to normal functioning of the immune system. Zinc supports the immune system to help fight infections.
BrainChild Fish Oil burstlets contains omega 3, derived from coldwater fish (like mackerel, tuna, salmon and sardines), flax seeds, canola oils and soybeans.
BrainChild Combo Pack is availbale at the Naturopathic Health Care Centre
I wish you a happy healthy autumn and I am looking forward to welcome you at the Centre.