Helps reduce the duration and intensity of colds and flu by assisting in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections. It also protects against infection during high risk times (eg. during winter). It works in 4 ways: antibacterial, antiviral, boosts immune system and alleviates symptoms. Elderberry and olive leaf penetrate viral cells and suppress enzymes responsible for viral replication. Ginseng stimulates the immune response and reduces symptoms of fever and sinusitis. Propolis has antibacterial effects. Andrographis is a herbal extract that reduces the duration and symptoms of colds and flu. Vitamin C and zinc are antioxidants required for healthy immune function.
FluciHerb™ is a herbal medicine to help relieve symptoms of colds and flu.
Each capsule contains the following as active ingredient:
|Elderberry extract (Sambucus Nigra)||37.5mg|
|Olive leaf extract||50mg|
|Vitamin C (from 152 mg calcium ascorbate)||125mg|
Inactive ingredients: cellulose, magnesium silicate, magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Contains plant extracts and natural fillers, with no colourants added – therefore the colour of the capsule contents may vary slightly from batch to batch.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.
Olive leaf has been shown to be effective in treating some bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Panax ginseng may be protective against some bacterial infections due to early suppression of acute inflammatory responses and later enhancement of macrophage activity. Propolis contains flavonoids which are thought to be responsible for antimicrobial effects. Research indicates that andrographis has inhibitory activity of proprotein convertases, which are essential for processing protein precursors into bioactive mature products involved in bacterial and viral infections. Elderberry extract has both antiviral and immunomodulating effects. Vitamin C has been shown to increase lymphocyte mobility. Vitamin C may also exert immunostimulant effects via increases in phagocyte function, leukocyte mobility, and possibly antibody and interferon production. In human research, zinc decreased levels of the suppressor T cells and increased the ratio of helper to suppressor cells.
Take 1 capsule twice daily.
Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Individuals taking antidepressant medications should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking blood thinners or digoxin should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals suffering from diabetes should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals allergic to plants of the Oleaceae family should not use this product. Individuals allergic to bee products, poplar tree products, or balsam of Peru should not use this product.
Side effects may include gastrointestinal upset, such as abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea; insomnia, anxiety, headaches, or allergies. Discontinue use if you experience these side effects.
There are no known contraindications.
Antidepressants: Panax ginseng may reduce the metabolism of some antidepressant medicines. Use this combination with caution.
Blood thinning medication e.g. warfarin: Panax ginseng may reduce the effect of anticoagulants. Use this combination with caution.
Digoxin: Panax ginseng may cause elevated levels of digoxin. Use this combination with caution.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Safety during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding has not been established.