Sinafect® (Elder Combo)
Sinusitis and Nasal Allergies
Sinafect® is formulated specifically for treating sinusitis and nasal and bronchial catarrh. The herbs of this formula have combined antihistamine, antibacterial, antiviral, and overall antiseptic properties, as well as supporting and enhancing immune function.
The ingredients have hundreds of years of traditional use behind them. Modern clinical and laboratory work confirms that they effectively promote nasal, bronchial, and sinus health.
This combination is used primarily:
• As an anti-catarrhal for excess mucous of the upper respiratory tract
• For the relief of symptoms related to hay fever, allergic rhinitis and sinusitis
In this formula, a strong anticatarrhal and antiinflammatory dimension can be attributed to eyebright, elder, wild indigo, goldenseal and golden rod. The specific antihistamine effects of nettle as well as the vigorous antiseptic qualities of EchinAce® and thuja complement this. Meanwhile prickly ash and bayberry help soothe mucous membranes.
Combinations to consider: Consider combining Sinafect® with Laprinol™ for a chronic tendency to sinus conditions. Also, consider adding Deep Immune® for long-term immune support.
Administration: (adults) take 30-60 drops (1-2 ml) 3X daily in a little water, between meals
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. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take this product if you have an allergy to the Asteraceae, Solidago or Sambucus 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.
Certified Organic Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)
Certified Organic Elder Flower (Sambucus canadensis)
Wildcrafted Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
Certified Organic Nettle Spring Tops (Urtica dioica)
Wildcrafted Bayberry (Myrica cerifera)
EchinAce® (Echinacea angustifolia & Echinacea purpurea)
Wildcrafted Golden rod (Solidago spp.)
Certified Organic/Wildcrafted Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Wildcrafted Prickly Ash (Xanthoxylum clava-herculis)
Wildcrafted Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
CWS (Clear Whey Soluble)
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