Respirafect® (Usnea Combo)
Respirafect® holds an important place in the treatment of lung infections accompanied by purulent sputum. This outstanding formula combats the infection, offering soothing, demulcent action, as it helps the lungs expectorate the viscid mucus.
The ingredients have hundreds of years of traditional use behind them. Modern clinical and laboratory work confirms that they are an effective aid in the fight against various lung and respiratory conditions.
This combination is used primarily:
• To treat coughs associated with respiratory tract infections
• To treat influenzal colds with respiratory catarrh
• Adjunctively for acute or chronic bronchitis, tracheitis and asthma
• As a soothing demulcent to aid expectoration of viscid mucus
Combinations to consider: For chronic or acute bronchial conditions coupled with irritating coughs, Respirafect™ can be used in conjunction with RespiraCleanse™ and/or EchinaSeal®. For a chronic tendency to coughs, particularly in the case of individuals whose every cold goes to the lungs, consider this in conjunction with our Deep Immune® and/or EchinAce® formulas, which add long-term immune stimulation and prophylaxis.
Administration: (adults) take 30-60 drops (1-2 ml) 3X daily between meals, in a little water.
Contra-indications and Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have been diagnosed with a medical condition or if you are taking prescription medications. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are using this product for self-treatment of acute or chronic bronchitis, tracheitis or asthma. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take this product if you have an allergy to the Asteraceae family. Reduce dosage or discontinue use if you experience a hypersensitivity reaction. Available in bottle sizes of 50ml, 100ml, and 250ml.
A NOTE ON TINCTURES
Tinctures are more readily absorbed by the body and have a high degree of bio-availability. As well, they have a long shelf life.
Sometimes people ask us why tinctures are alcohol-based. There are very good reasons. Alcohol is critically important in the extraction of an herb's medicinal ingredients. It also helps to stabilize and preserve them. Alcohol is the ideal carrier substance, conveying the therapeutic goodness of the herb to the body. In itself, too, science has proven that alcohol enhances the immune system and its defences.
As for the amount of alcohol taken in an average dose of tincture, you'll be surprised to learn that it's about the same as what you'd find in an overly ripe banana!
Tinctures remain the most practical way to take advantage of the amazing, health-giving power of herbs.
EchinAce® - St. Francis Herb Farm’s “original” Echinacea formula
(Echinacea angustifolia root; E. purpurea root, flower, and seed)
Certified Organic Plantain
Certified Organic Elecampane
Certified Organic/Highest Quality Licorice
I am an instant convert!
"My name is Makeda Martin and I have been a chronic allergy sufferer since childhood. I am not a fan of over-the-counter drugstore medications so I have often suffered through the allergy season. Lately I have felt like a canary in a coal mine. I live in an area of Vancouver that is light industrial and also in a North facing home that gets little sunshine. Mold and dampness is also a big irritant for me. The industry that is in my neighbourhood produces a lot of dust, which means chronic sniffling and what I refer to as a mossy marble head feeling for me.
Just a little over a week ago my neighbour Tim introduced me to Respirafect. I am an instant convert.
Within hours I noticed a marked improvement. Within days I feel like a new person. My breathing has improved astronomically. I have a reduction in joint pain. The pressure in my head is gone not to mention the mucus that created it. I even noticed an improvement in joint flexibility. I have a pretty rigid constitution so can say without a doubt say that I owe this improvement in health to Respirafect.
One thousand thanks!"
I feel better than I have in years!
I was diagnosed with severe asthma and COPD after working for over 10 years in the barns of a large chicken factory/farm where I inhaled dust, dander, ammonia, methane and many other chemicals. I had to quit my job because of my illness in 2002. I was put on the inhaled steroid, Symbicourt, as well as Spiriva and Combivent. I developed many side effects from the steroid: painful muscle spasms, loose teeth, blurred vision, swollen legs. I wanted to get off the steroids but was unable to find another drug that I could tolerate as a safe replacement.
To improve my health we moved to an area with better air quality and a home that was environmentally very safe. Still I was unable to walk for more than 20 feet without needing to catch my breath and use my puffer. Life was depressing!
Then I heard that the previous owner of my new home had emphysema and that he had used some herbal products which helped him a great deal. He recommended Respirafect™ (Usnea Combo) and RespiraCleanse™ (Horehound Combo) herbal combinations from St. Francis Herb Farm®. I decided to give them a try.
Because of the St. Francis Herb Farm® herbal combinations, I was able to slowly wean myself off the Symbicourt and have felt much better ever since. I still have asthma and COPD but I can do so much more now than before. I now can actually walk around my yard and do a few things around the house. And best yet, all those nasty side effects from the steroids are gone. I feel better than I have in years!