Cold & Flu Relief.

A traditional herbal medicine used for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis and symptoms associated with the common cold.

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Supplement facts

Serving size 2 capsules
Servings per container 30

Active ingredients mg/capsule

Pelargonium sidoides 200mg
Rosa canina 100mg

Directions for use:

2 capsules daily, morning and evening or as required. 100% vegetable capsules.


For optimal health we encourage holistic strategies that help you find the right balance between healthy eating, regular exercise and managing stress.

This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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Afrigetics Cold & Flu Relief

Colds and Flu are the one thing we all need to tackle from time to time. Our pelargonium-based product can help to reduce the duration and the severity of the common cold and get you back on your feet sooner.

What Our Formula Achieves

The Afrigetics TM Cold Relief formula contains a powerful plant called pelargonium sidoides which has been clinically proven to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold. It’s especially helpful when a cold or flu goes to your lungs and can help reduce the risk of developing bronchitis. We’ve added rosehips to this formula to give you a potent dose of natural Vitamin C which helps the body recover even more quickly.

How To Use It

As soon as you feel the onset of a cold take two capsules twice a day. This will help to fight the infection before it gets too serious and will give your body the extra help it needs to remain healthy. Colds and Flu symptoms are best treated with lots of rest, so take a break and let yourself recover naturally.

Backstory

Afrigetics’ Cold and Flu Relief uses the humble little shrub Pelargonium sidoides. This indigenous medicinal plant is known as an antioxidant powerhouse. It is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of upper respiratory infections including bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis and the common cold. Active ingredients called coumarins have anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects. Pelargonium acts by preventing bacteria from sticking to the cells lining the respiratory system and by stimulating white blood cells to attack and destroy these invading pathogens. The chemicals contained in this medicine also help to support the immune system by producing specific proteins, called defensins, to protect cells from invasion. The antiviral ability of P. sidoides lies in its ability to stimulate the body’s cells to produce interferon, a chemical that ‘interferes’ with virus replication. Its antibacterial effect is attributed to chemicals in the extract causing the tiny hair-like projections which line our respiratory tract, called cilia, to beat faster and so expel mucous. In addition, chemicals found in the plant have a mucolytic effect, helping to dissolve thick mucus in the airways which makes breathing difficult. There is no cure for the common cold, since it is spread by a virus, but Pelargonium has been proven to aid healing. This herbal medicine has been shown to be safe and effective and may form an important alternative to antibiotics, though should not replace anti-biotics if your doctor has prescribed them.