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A cough can be a symptom of many conditions. Most coughs come from simple viral infections, such as the common cold. Sometimes, but not frequently, mucus is produced with the cough. If the color is green or yellow, it may be a sign of bacterial infection, although this is not always a reliable indicator. If the color is red, there may be bleeding in the lungs. Any cough that produces blood or blood-stained mucus, as well as any cough that lasts more than two weeks, requires medical attention for an objective diagnosis.

A number of herbs have a rich history of use for coughs and respiratory conditions. HerbalVit™ is a combination of eleven herbal extracts formulated for the support of the respiratory system.

Native from North America, wild cherry trees presently grow in many other countries. The bark of the wild cherry tree is used for medicinal preparations. Wild cherry syrup has been used traditionally by herbalists for coughs and respiratory problems. The bark contains cyanogenic glycosides, particularly prunasin. These glycosides, once broken apart in the organism, act to relieve coughs by quelling spasms in the smooth muscles lining bronchioles.

Thyme is indigenous to the Mediterranean region of Europe and is extensively cultivated in the United States. This herb has a long history of use in Europe for spasmodic coughs and respiratory complications. Its antispasmodic actions have made it a common traditional recommendation for whooping cough. Many constituents in thyme team up to provide antitussive (to prevent or relieve a cough), antispasmodic (to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle), and expectorant (to promote the secretion of sputum) actions. The primary constituents are the volatile oils, which include the phenols, thymol, and carvacol.

Originally from central Europe, licorice grows all across Europe and Asia. The root is used medicinally. Licorice has a long and highly varied record of uses. It was and remains one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Among its most consistent and important uses are, its use as a demulcent (soothing coating agent) in the digestive and urinary tracts, helping with coughs, soothing sore throats, and as flavoring. The two major constituents of licorice are glycyrrhizin and flavonoids.

Native to the United States, grindelia was used by Native American people for respiratory conditions and skin afflictions of all kinds. Eclectic physicians did not recognize the therapeutic value of this herb until the middle of the 19th century. After this time, grindelia became a major medicinal herb. Present herbalists use this herb for respiratory issues.

The slippery elm tree is native to North America, where it still grows primarily. The inner bark of the tree is the main part used for medicinal preparations. Slippery elm is used for conditions such as sore throats and also diarrhea.

Peppermint is known and used for its soothing and relieving effects on the respiratory system. This herb is native to Europe and Asia and has been used for therapeutic compounds. In some parts of the world, especially in polluted cities, peppermint is used to fight the negative effects of pollution. Peppermint leaves typically contain 1.2% to 3.9% of essential oils, with more than 300 identified bioactive compounds.

White pine is specifically used for respiratory complaints. This herb helps promote expectoration and removal of thinning mucus from the lungs. It is suitable for both wet
and dry coughs. It works quite well when combined with other herbs.

Used for respiratory conditions, yerba santa may promote reduction of inflammation in the sinus, throat, lungs and dry excessive secretions of the lungs or upper respiratory tract. Yerba santa is high in flavonoid content and known for its sweet taste.

Ginger has existed for centuries and grows in India, China, Mexico, and many other countries. The rhizome (underground stem) is used in culinary arts and in herbal medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine has recommended ginger for over 2,500 years. It is commonly used for many conditions including respiratory disorders.

Horehound is a perennial plant with small white flowers found growing in the wild through Europe and Asia. All parts of the plant are used medicinally. Horehound has been used for centuries in Europe and similarly by American Eclectic physicians for coughs and asthma. Horehound contains a number of constituents, including alkaloids, flavonoids, diterpenes, and trace amounts of volatile oils. The major active constituent in horehound is marrubiin, which is thought to be responsible for the expectorant action of the herb.

The root of Osha has been traditionally used by Native American and Mexican cultures for several respiratory conditions. Today, osha is commonly used as a decongestant and some health professionals believe it boosts the immune system. This herb is a member of the carrot and parsley family and found along forest edges of the Rocky Mountains.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (15 mL)  
Servings per Container: 12  
Amount per Serving %DV*
Calories 40    
Total Carbohydrate 9.7    
Proprietary blend 15 mL  
Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus serotina) *
Thyme Herb (Thymus vulgaris) *
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) *
Grindelia Herb (Grindelia squarrosa) *
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra) *
Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) *
White Pine Bark (Pinus strobus) *
Yerba Santa Leaf (Eriodictyon californicum) *
Ginger Root (Zingibre officinale) *
Horehound Herb (Marrubium vulgare) *
Osha Root (Ligusticum porteri) *
Menthol Extract *
*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Glycerin, deionized water, honey.

Recommendations: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) teaspoon two (2) times daily (children) or one (1) tablespoon two (2) times daily (adults).

Caution: Do not use this product if pregnant or nursing. Do not use
this supplement if the band around the cap is broken or missing.
If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. Keep this product out of reach
of children.

Storage: Keep tightly closed in a dry place and do not expose to excessive heat.

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.