Monday, 30 November 2015

10 Favourite Winter Illness Products

We talk lots on the Facebook group about making remedies and more natural alternatives, but sometimes you just want to buy something.  I thought I would share my favourite winter just in case products.

In no particular order:

Comvita Propolis Herbal Elixir: 

A natural all-in-one herbal formula designed to help maintain winter wellness. Which basically means a cold, sore throat, cough etc. A blend of UMF10+ Manuka honey, Propolis and carefully selected herbal ingredients. It does have a few bits like Xanthan gum and dextrose, so worth avoiding if you're super sensitive.

Pukka Herbs Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry juice, manuka honey 14+, trikatu and thyme, along with the other herbs in this syrup, have long been used to help support seasonal health.

This concentrated broad-spectrum syrup contains the highest organic grade, sustainably cultivated herbs, carefully selected to bring you the full potential of nature’s goodness.  Suitable for all of the family.

A Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea Drops

Produced using extracts of freshly harvested, organically grown Echinacea purpurea herb and root, picked fresh and used within 24 hours of harvest. Recommended for colds and flu. According to manufacturers it helps the body fight the symptoms of these infections by supporting the immune system, helping to maintain the body's resistance.

A. Vogel Echinaforce Sore Throat Spray

A tincture of Echinacea herb, root and fresh sage - we find this works well for sore throats.

Comvita 20ml Extra Strength Propolis Oral Spray

This is listed as an oral spray, designed to improve oral health - however we also find it helpful for sore throats, and as another reviewer says - to help with soreness from coughing.  Ingredients are Propolis, Manuka honey, peppermint, clove and myrrh oil.

Propolia® Nasal Spray - Propolis, Thyme and Eucalyptus

Containing 100% organic plant extracts (Thyme, Eucalyptus) and French Propolis, can help for blocked noses rather than the old Vicks style "sniffers".

Manuka Honey IAA10+ Sinus Spray

100% natural organic Spray that purifies, cleans and protects the nasal passage and sinus. An alcohol-free formulation to protect the sensitive sinus cavity enriched in Himalayan pink salt to facilitate easy nasal flow and organic eucalyptus essential oil to gently decongest. In other words recommended for blocked sinuses/sinusitis

Manuka Honey Comvita Umf 10

Good old Manuka honey, swallow for sore throats, mix with lemon and warm water at a soothing drink, can even be good for irritated patches of skin.

OptiBac Probiotics Saccharomyces boulardii

If you do find yourself winding up having to take antibiotics, Sacch boulardii can help prevent side effects according to the NHS

Kneipp Eucalyptus Cold and Flu Herbal Bath

According to the manufacturers this is a highly concentrated bath treatment with aroma-intensive, essential eucalyptus oil.  It stimulates and helps relieve sinuses especially during cold and flu season.  All products are made in Germany and contain no paraffin, silicone or mineral oils.

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