This tonic contains natural antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal & immune stimulant herbs formulated to naturally boost the immune system to prevent & treat bacterial, fungal & viral infections including the winter flu. This tonic includes berberine, a powerful antiviral & Elderberry, a natural neuraminidase inhibitor an acts like drug Tamiflu to inhibit viral replication. The tonic can be prescribed to treat or prevent colds, flu, fungal infections & any indeed any chronic infection. Carahealth Immune Boost will also eradicate candida albicans infestation & can be used to treat vaginal thrush, jock itch, tinea & systemic symptoms of candida.
Echinacea Echinacea pururea/angustifolia, Bupleurum/ Chai Hu柴胡 Bupleurum falcatum, Barberry Berberis vulgaris, Golden rod Solidago virgaurea, Astragalus /Huang Qi Astragalus membranaceus, Elderberry Sambuccus Nigra
- Antibacterial Antiviral, Antifungal
- Colds & Flu
- Candida albicans
- Weak immune system
- Prevent & Treat Global Flu pandemic
- Any Global Viral, Bacterial, Fungal or Parasitic Pandemics
- In all cases of Antibiotic Resistance
Autoimmune disease (Whilst it may seem contraindicated to strengthen the immune system that is attacking itself, herbal immune enhancers retrain the immune system in autoimmune disease to promote downregulation)
Echinacea root Echinacea purpurea/angustifolia – Echinacea is anti-microbial, anticatarrhal, alterative and immunomodulator. Echinacea is one of the primary remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. Echinacea increases interferon the General of the Immune System whihc calls macrophages, cytotoxic T cells and Natural Killer Cells to attack viruses,bacteria, parasites and cancer cells. Unlike antibiotics, Echinacea is effective against bacterial and viral, fungal and parasitic infections attacks. In conjunction with other herbs it may be used for any infection anywhere in the body. For example, in combination with Yarrow or Bearberry it will effectively stop cystitis. It is especially useful for infections of the upper respiratory tract such as laryngitis, tonsillitis and for catarrhal conditions of the nose and sinus. In general it may be used widely and safely.
Chai Hu柴胡. / Thorowax Bupleurum falcatum - Bupleurum is an antioxidant, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, immune stimulant, sedative and reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In TCM, Bupleurum is said to be bitter, pungent and cool and to enter the gallbladder, liver, pericardium and san jiao channels. Bupleurum clears less yang disorders such as fever, chills, bitter taste, irritable, vomiting, treats liver Qi stagnation disorders such as vertigo, menstrual disorder, chest pain, bloating and tonifies spleen and stomach deficiency to treat disorders as prolapsed organs, diarrhoea and haemorrhoids. Bupleurum is used for fevers, flu, the common cold, cough, fatigue, headache, tinnitus, liver disorders, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhoea, depression, anorexia, cancer, inflammation, lung congestion, malaria, angina, epilepsy, pain, muscle cramps, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, indigestion, ulcers, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, constipation.
Barberry Berberis vulgaris – Barberry is antibacterial, antipruritic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, appetiser, astringent, anticancer, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, hepatic, laxative, ophthalmic, purgative, refrigerant, stomachic and tonic. It is indicated for correcting liver function and promoting the flow of bile. It ameliorates conditions such as gallbladder pain, gallstones and jaundice. It is indicated when there is cholecystis (inflammation of the gall-bladder) or in the presence of cholelithiasis (gallstones). Barberry is also indicated for jaundice due to a congested state of the liver. As a bitter tonic with mild laxative effects, it is used with weak or debilitated people to strengthen and cleanse the system. An interesting action is its ability to reduce an enlarged spleen. It acts against malaria and is also effective in the treatment of protozoal infection due to Leishmania spp.
Barberry contains a constituent called Berberine which is strongly antibiotic, antispasmodic, immunostimulatory, carminative, cholerectic, hypotensive, uterine tonic, & and sedative. Berberine has showed some activity against fungal infections, candida, yeast, parasites, and bacterial/viral infections. It is used orally in the treatment of various enteric infections, especially bacterial dysentery. Berberine has also shown anti-tumour activity and is also effective in the treatment of hypersensitive eyes, inflamed lids and conjunctivitis. The root bark has also been used as a purgative and treatment for diarrhoea and is diaphoretic. A tincture of the root bark has been used in the treatment of rheumatism, sciatica etc.
Golden rod Solidago virgaurea – Golden rod is anticatarrhal anthelmintic, anticoagulant, antifungal, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge and stimulant. Golden Rod is the first plant to think of for upper respiratory catarrh, whether acute or chronic. It may be used in combination with other herbs in the treatment of influenza. According to Priest and Priest, Golden rod is specific for influenza, repeated colds, catarrhal bronchitis with purulent expectoration, putrescent tonsillitis, naso-pharyngeal catarrh with sneezing and excessive mucus. Goldenrod is a safe and gentle remedy for a number of disorders. In particular, it is a valuable astringent remedy treating wounds and bleeding, whilst it is particularly useful in the treatment of urinary tract disorders, being used both for serious ailments such as nephritis and for more common problems such as cystitis. The plant contains saponins that are anti-fungal and act specifically against the Candida fungus, which is the cause of vaginal and oral thrush. It also contains rutin, which is used to treat capillary fragility, and phenolic glycosides, which are anti-inflammatory.
Astragalus / Huang Qi Astragalus membranaceus- Astragalus is an adaptogen, antibacterial, anticancer, cardiotonic, diuretic, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, pectoral, tonic, uterine tonic and vasodilator. Huang Qi is commonly used in Chinese herbalism. The root is a sweet tonic herb that stimulates the immune system and many organs of the body, whilst lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It is particularly suited to young, physically active people, increasing stamina and endurance and improving resistance to the cold. For younger people it is superior to ginseng in this respect. Huang Qi is used especially for treatment of the kidneys and also to avoid senility. It is used in the treatment of cancer, prolapse of the uterus or anus, abscesses and chronic ulcers, chronic nephritis with oedema and proteinuria. Recent research has shown that the root can increase the production of interferon and macrophages and thus help restore normal immune function in cancer patients. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy recover faster and live longer if given Huang Qi concurrently. It increases the production of blood cells. In TCM, astragalus is said to tonify spleen & lung Qi, raise Spleen & Stomach Qi and is used to treat prolapse, tonify Wei Qi to boost the immune system, tonify Qi & blood due to loss of blood to treat postpartum fever. Astragalus is specific for chronic cough.
Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures
Not all herbal tinctures are equal. Our Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures are 1:1 where possible or 1:2 strength only where 1:1 strength is unavailable, This means they are 1 part herb in 1 part liquid or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1:3 or 1:5 which is 1 part herb to 3 parts liquid or 5 parts liquid respectively. This means Carahealth tinctures at least 3-5 times greater in strength therefore effectiveness.
All tinctures are supplied in a one month supply only consisting of 2 x 200 ml bottles (400 ml total). Again your purchase will last one month when taken at the therapeutic dose of 7 1/2 ml 2 x day or if preferred 5 ml 3 x day in a little water before meals (or after meals if you have a sensitive stomach).
The herbs prescribed are organic, biodynamic or wild crafted where humanly possible. Endangered species are not used.
Our herbs comply with current Good manufacturing Practice (cGMP). At various stages during the process, manufacturing and distribution, samples are taken for validation and verification in the manufacturer’s laboratory to ensure standard levels of active constituents are present in every batch. These tests involve standard pharmacopoeia testing, such as:
- Analytical chromatography including Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
- Gas Chromatography (GC)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Herbs are also tested for
- Microbial levels
- Foreign matter
- Total and acid insoluble ash
- Loss on drying
- Ethanol soluble extractive and insoluble residues
- Water soluble extractive
- Alcohol estimation
- Swelling index
- Large number of other specialist Pharmacopoeia monograph assays and tests
- Pesticides/heavy metals
Ethanol used in production of Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures
The ethanol high grade (pharmaceutical quality) ethanol distilled from French sugar beet, is guaranteed gluten free and complies with the full requirements of the British and European Pharmacopoeia for residue levels.
Water used in manufacture
Public mains water is not used. Only highly filtered water which is piped from deep underground, or pharmaceutical grade purified water is used. Every single batch of every product leaving us is tested for conformity to European Pharmacopoeia microbiological limits.
The Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, Carahealth recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult.
Carahealth accept no responsibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy).
The general rule is for every year you have had a condition, a month of treatment is required. If you are on the correct prescription you should notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks and then expect slow and steady improvement the longer you are on the herbs.
Herbs are dispensed in HDPE plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are used to prevent breakages and reduce weight for postage. HDPE is number 2 in the triangle and considered to be a stable, non leaching and hence safe plastic. The bottles are widely recyclable. Carahealth Herbal Tinctures are mixed personally and professionally by our triple degree qualified CAM practitioner with 19 years clinical experience, Carina Harkin.
For children's doses, for a tailor-made remedy or if you would like to mix and match your 2 bottle order contact our Naturopathic Consultant Carahealth can supply virtually any herbal tincture you require. Carina can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medication but would like to book a Skype Consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.
Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.
Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.