Info: 30 ml Bottle
Although new to Canada (where it is being produced as an oral solution in a quality-controlled, double-concentrated formulation to ensure its optimized bioavailability and stability), Purica Prevail is actually a new version of a Traditional Chinese Medicine known as Shuang Huang Lian (SHL) which was first developed in 1960 and has been used extensively in Chinese hospitals as injections to treat influenza and viral or bacterial respiratory infections (including pneumonia).
In addition to quickly stopping cold and flu progression and reducing a variety of their symptoms, the herbal combination of honeysuckle, forsythia and skullcap known as 'Shuanghuanglian' in Prevail has been shown to be particularly effective against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and is even showing some promise in reducing respiratory allergies, as well.
Numerous studies have confirmed it has scores of compounds with antibacterial, antiviral, antipyretic (anti-fever), and anti-inflammatory properties which work synergistically to: increase immune cell activity and target and halt viral replication; reduce sore throat, fever, coughing; help prevent bacterially-induced infections and complications; and limit the common cold to 3 days (for 4 out of 5 people).
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Ingredients:Each teaspoon contains:
Forsythia extract 10:1 (Forsythia suspensa, fruit): 750 mg
Honeysuckle extract 5:1 (Lonicera japonica, flower): 750 mg
Baikal Skullcap extract 5:1 (Scutellaria baicalensis, root): 750 mg
Guaranteed Active Composition
Non-medicinal ingredients: Glycerin, purified water, natural berry flavour.
Suggested Usage:For maximum efficacy, take immediately upon experiencing symptoms of the common cold, fever, cough or sore throat.
Adults: Take 2 teaspoons (=10 ml) three times a day or until symptoms subside.
Adolescents (age 10 to 17): Take 1 teaspoon (= 5 ml) three times a day or until symptoms subside.
Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 7 days.
Keep bottle cool, dry, and away from direct sunlight and heat.
Warnings:Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have spleen-stomach cold deficiency, do not use if you have the common cold due to wind cold, and do not take with tonic herbs. If symptoms persist or worsen, or new symptoms develop, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. If you are taking prescription medication, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80077362.