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Nature's Way - Umcka ColdCare (Drops) Alcohol Free

Nature's Way - Umcka ColdCare (Drops) Alcohol Free

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Feel better faster! Clinically tested Umcka shortens the duration and reduces the severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations. It provides effective relief of upper respiratory tract irritations. Unlike other remedies that simply mask symptoms, Umcka helps you recover faster! Umcka originates from a traditional African Zulu medicine for coughs and respiratory ailments, which uses Pelargonium sidoides -- a species of geranium unique to South Africa. Doctor recommendation and user satisfaction now make P. sidoides a leading European medicine, as well. This easy dose liquid, it its original drops formulation, is quickly absorbed, and has a delicious flavour. DIN-HM: 80043164.
Info:  30 ml (1 fl oz)
Reg Price: $24.99

Category: FOR YOUR BODY > Nutritional Supplements > Cold & Flu Remedies

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Pelargonium sidoides: An Herb That May Treat the Common Cold

The common cold is a great source of discomfort and inconvenience as well as a cause of lost productivity. Unfortunately, most treatments proposed for the common cold have proven to be a disappointment. Surprisingly, a recent medical study published in the Journal of Family Practice in March 2008, suggests that a certain herb for cold treatment may be effective in reducing the severity and duration of the common cold.

The herb tested is known as Pelargonium sidoides and is a species of South African geranium. A double-blind, prospective study was undertaken to test the effectiveness of this herb in reducing the severity and duration of cold symptoms in two hundred and seven patient.  The test group was given a liquid herbal preparation derived from the roots of the Pelargonium sidoides herb. The researchers used a cold intensity scale to determine the severity of cold symptoms which were found to be reduced in the group taking the herbal preparation. In addition, the subjects in the group given the herb had a higher cure rate than the group receiving the placebo. The group taking the herb also experienced fewer lost days from work due to illness.

As far as the issue of the effectiveness of herbs for a cold, this herb seems to be far more effective in relieving the symptoms and duration of the common cold than previous proposed remedies such as zinc and Echinacea. Unfortunately, the herb isn't widely available yet in the United States. There is one manufacturer in the U.S., Nature's Way, who markets herb under the name of Umcka Coldcare.

Analysis: This is one of the first herbs for a cold that really seems to have some potential for shortening the duration and severity of symptoms. If you want to try this herb for cold treatment, be sure to start taking it as soon as you experience your first symptoms. In the studies, treatment was started within two days of symptoms and the herb could be less effective after this time. If you should develop any side effects including skin rash, difficulties breathing, or severe gastrointestinal symptoms, discontinue it and call your doctor.

Ingredients: Medicinal Ingredient: Pelargonium sidoides 1x

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Sorbitol solution, purified water, glycerin, citric acid, potassium sorbate, maltodextrin.


Suggested Usage: For best results, use at first sign of symptoms and continue to use for an additional 48 hours after symptoms subside.

Adults and children 12 years of age and older: take 1 ml or 30 drops 4 to 5 times daily.

Children 6 to 11 years: take 30 drops 2 to 4 times a day.

Store at room temperature.

Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If sore throat is severe, persists more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by a fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. Ask a doctor before use if you have a cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking. In case of overdose, seek medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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