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Immune Boost

Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal & immune stimulant

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Echinacea Echinacea pururea/angustifolia Bupleurum/ Chai Hu柴胡 Bupleurum falcatum Barberry Berberis vulgaris Elder Sambucus nigra Astragalus/Huang Qi 黄芪 Astragalus membranaceus Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis.

Dosage: 5mls 3 x daily in water or fruit juice, Shake well before use. Not recommended for use in pregnancy. Safe in conjunction with cancer drugs at recommended dose.


Natural and Powerful Antibacterial, Antiviral & Antifungal



Candida albicans

Weak immune system

Swine flu H1N1 pandemic

Bird flu


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.

This tincture contains a blend of natural antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and immune stimulant herbs that are specifically formulated to both prevent and treat the winter flu including the current swine flu pandemic. The tincture will naturally boost the immune system to prevent bacterial, viral or fungal infections. The tincture can be prescribed to treat or prevent colds, flu, swine flu, fungal infections and any indeed any chronic infection. I would recommend taking this tincture along with the Carahealth YEP (Yarrow, elder and peppermint) tea. It also contains Elderberry, which is specifically a natural neuraminidase inhibitor like drug Tamiflu. Carahealth immune will also eradicate candida albicans infestation and can be used to treat oral thrush, vaginal thrush, jock itch, tinea and systemic symptoms of candida.

Echinacea root Echinacea purpurea/angustifolia
Echinacea is anti-microbial, anticatarrhal, alterative and immunomodulator.Many of the compounds in echinacea stimulate various aspects of the immune system including macrophage and lymphocyte function. Natural killer cell activity is increased and there is an increase in interferon production and phagocytosis. It is effective against both bacterial and viral attacks. 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. In Traditional Chinese Medicine 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, vomiting and disorders of liver qi stasis. Bupleurum contains triterpene saponins or saikosides, also known as saikosaponins which display potent antiviral activity.

Barberry Berberis vulgaris
Barberry is antibacterial, antiviral, 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. 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 anti-tumour, 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. Saikosaponins, the main active constituents of Bupleurum have displayed immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, antitumoor and antiviral activities.

Elder Sambucus nigra
Elder is antiinflammatory, aperient, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic, emollient,expectorant, galactogogue, haemostatic, laxative, ophthalmic, purgative, salve and stimulant. Elder has been long been used for the treatment of influenza. The plant has been called "the medicine chest of country people". The aerial parts of the elder plant contain lectins that have notable carbohydrate-binding properties and are therefore often used to study influenza virus agglutination. The antiviral mechanisms of elder lectins are believed to involve rendering viruses nonfunctional by binding influenza virus hemagglutinin, its major viral surface protein that facilitates infection. Preclinical studies suggest that S. nigra (flowers and berry) may inhibit influenza virus types A and B by reducing hemagglutination of red blood cells and inhibiting viral replication. Elder contains a natural anthocyanin which acts to inhibit influenza neuraminidase, the enzyme that works to assist viral replication. Tamiflu for example is a neuroamindase inhibitor. Derived from a black elderberry extract, cyanidin-3-sambubiocide has been found to be a potent inhibitor of sialidase activity. The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Sambucus nigra for cough and bronchitis, fevers and colds.

Astragalus/Huang Qi 黄芪 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. 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.

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis
Lemon balm is antianxiety, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiemetic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aromatherapy, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, sedative and tonic. Lemon balm is known as a thymoleptic or mood elevating herb and raises the spirits and lifts the heart. Modern research has shown the plant contains anti-viral polyphenols, in particular these combat the herpes simplex virus which produces cold sores. It also acts to inhibit thyroid activity. An infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of fevers and colds, indigestion associated with nervous tension, excitability and digestive upsets in children, hyperthyroidism, depression, mild insomnia, headaches. The essential oil contains citral and citronella, which act to calm the central nervous system and are strongly antispasmodic. The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Melissa officinalis for nervousness and insomnia.

Purchasing and additional information

All herbs are 45 euro per bottle. Herbs are sold in a miniumum of 2 bottles at a time or one month supply. You will need a minimum of one month to see a real effect in chronic conditions, although if the herbal tonic is right for you, you should expect to see some improvement of your condition within the 2 weeks. Postage and packaging is 10 euro for 2 bottles to Ireland and UK. As a rough guide, I say for every year you have had a condition you need a month of treatment. Please contact me to place your order and for postage rates to other countries, I will send you an invoice via PayPal. Herbs are posted on receipt of payment and delivery is 3-5 days.

All herbal tinctures come in 200ml bottles, taken at either 5ml 3 x day or 7 1/2 ml 2 x day. One bottle taken at this therapeutic dose will last 2 weeks. All herbs are either 1 in 1s or 1 in 2s meaning they are 1 part herb in 1 or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1 in 3s or 1 in 5s. Therefore my tinctures are at least 2 x greater in strength and effectiveness. They are also organic or wildcrafted where available and I do not use endangered species. 

Whilst the Carahealth Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, I recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult. I accept no resposibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although my Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy). I 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 medications but would like a consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.

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