Influenza, Cold symptoms, Sinusitis .
Adults: Two tablets three times a day, Children
(7 -12 years old): 3 tablets a day with a glass of water before meal.
Side effects: No side effect has been reported so far.
Contraindications : This drug in not recommended for sensitive patients to plant materials and patients with autoimmune disorders as well.
Other therapeutic effects: Phytocold is also an effective expectorant and can collaborate in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections
Each coated tablet contains . Sumbucus ebulus 50 mg
Echinacea purpureae 75 mg Althaea officinalis 80 mg
Echinacea: alkamide, polyalken , caffeic acid
derivatives, polysaccharides, borneol, bornyl acetate. Sumbucus ebulus : Flavonoids ( kaemferol , quercetin ) sambunigrin , prunasin ,
Althaea officinalis : mucilages , galacturonic acid , phenolic acids (caffeic , syringic ) .
One of the most popular indications of Echinacea is in the treatment of common cold. A recent study offered considerable support for this clinical application. In one study , 180 patients with influenza were given daily doses of 900 mg of extract of E purpurea root or a placebo , a significant reduction of cold symptoms were observed. Many studies have shown that Echinaceae has significant immuno-stimulant properties and promotes phagocytic action of human granulocytes .
Sumbucus ebulus has antiviral property against influenza virus and is used in the treatment of sinusitis .Althaea officinalis is effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria .
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