Citrus Soother is a natural, instant cold and flu remedy formulated to provide relief for nasal and chest congestion, body aches, headaches, runny nose, sneezing, chills and fever. Made with Vitamin C and D, zinc, elderberry, lemon balm and Echinacea root, Citrus Soother helps to shorten the duration and severity of colds and flu. It has antiviral properties, provides upper respiratory tract support, boosts the immune system and has a sleep-inducing effect. Citrus Soother has been dubbed “Mother Nature’s answer to Neocitran”.
Echinacea: This lovely cone-shaped, purple flower is one of the all-time most studied herbal medicines in the world. Citrus Soother contains a standardized extract of Echinacea purpurea, one of the most wellresearched and scientifically documented herbal cold and flu fighters. Studies have shown it reduces the severity and duration of cold symptoms while speeding recovery
Elderberry: Ask any European about elderberry and they will probably begin to regale you with a wide range of enchanting stories about the power of this beautiful berry. From wine to tonics, elderberries are a traditional medicinal in many European cultures. Most recently, the effectiveness of elderberry to prevent colds and flu is on the radar. Scientists postulate that flavonoid antioxidants in elderberry extract stimulate the immune system while their anthocyanins, another kind of antioxidant, have anti-inflammatory effects that keep aches, pains, and fever in check.
Ginger: Every Asian culture uses ginger as one of their foundational culinary spices. Ginger not only adds a spicy kick to everything from stir-fry veggies to ginger snaps; it’s a concentrated source of various medicinal compounds that have been shown to successfully treat common colds, fever and more. Studies show that this pungent root is the ideal cold fighter because of its remarkable sleep-inducing, analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-tussive (cough suppressive), and antipyretic (fever-reducing) properties.
Lemon Balm: The very name says it all. But this soothing balm of an herb is also proving to be one of the most promising herbal medicines of this decade. A study recently published in the journal Food Microbiology refers to lemon balm as having “effective antimicrobial activity.” Another study, published in Phytomedicine concluded that lemon balm has antiviral effect on herpes (cold sores). Fighting colds is only one of the great things about lemon balm. Soothing anxiety and promoting a calming sleep is the more traditional use for this lovely mint-like plant that tastes just like lemon.
Organic Honey: From Egyptian pharaohs to Queen Bees, everyone loves honey! It’s not only sweet and yummy; honey contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents that are effective against bacterial strains including those that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. Even the world-famous Mayo Clinic believes in the power of honey, calling it a “time-honoured way to soothe a sore throat; an effective cough suppressant… to reduce night time coughing and improve sleep.”
Lemon Concentrate: As one of the most popular members of the citrus family, lemons have been revered in many traditional cultures as a medicinal tonic imbued with wonderful (even magical!) healing powers. Entire books are dedicated to lemons within Spanish culture. Lemon juice is not only a powerful antioxidant; it is also recognized for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Its excellent cleansing action supports lemon’s traditional use in battling colds, flu, fevers and infections that develop in the chest.
Vitamins C & D and the Mineral Zinc: This well-documented trio of immune-supporting supplements is the perfect nutritional arsenal to successfully combat colds and flu. Only the most well-absorbed sources have been selected for this formula: buffered Vitamin C from calcium ascorbate; Vitamin D3, the only form of Vitamin D that our body recognizes as the true “sunshine vitamin”; and zinc from zinc citrate, the most readily absorbed source.