Acidux (Acid Reflux) also known as Meadowsweet Combo contains Calendula which is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve inflammatory conditions of the digestive system.
Featuring meadowsweet and five other herbs chosen for their relevant complementary actions, Acidux is a formula specifically devised for the compelling relief of heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis, and gastroesophageal reflux.
St. Francis Herb Farm uses certified organic or wildcrafted herbs in our Acidux herbal formula
A low-growing, daisy-like annual native to Europe and Asia and known to medicine from classical antiquity, chamomile is commonly found in overgrown fields. Its name is derived from the Greek word that means "earth apple" on account of the scent of its fresh blossoms.
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA: Probably the most popular and most widely known of herbal remedies, echinacea is a drought-tolerant perennial plant that can grow up to four feet in height. With immunological properties, it is native to the United States and a member of the daisy family. Its name comes from the Greek that means "hedgehog"--a reference to its spiky central disk. The medicinal compounds in the purpurea species known as alkamides are more bioavailable when in the presence of those from the angustifolia species. This is the rationale behind our EchinAce formula.
A large tuberous perennial with yellow blossoms and narrow green leaves that stands about a metre high, ginger has its origins in southern Asia, but can now be found in nearly all tropical and subtropical countries.
A classic perennial shrub native to Eurasia, licorice has been used as a medicine from the beginning of recorded history. Licorice root is the most widely used herb of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Use it as an adaptogen to increase resistance to stress and to promote a healthier immune system response.
Now naturalized in North America, marshmallow is a perennial original to Europe and grows, as its name indicates, in damp, marshy places. With roots that are rich in soothing mucilage, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb.
Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria)
The whole herb possesses a pleasant taste and flavour, the green parts having a similar aromatic character to the flowers, which led to the plant’s use as a strewing herb on floors, to give rooms a pleasant aroma, and also as a flavouring agent in wine, beer, and many vinegars. The flowers can be added to stewed fruit and jams, giving them a subtle almond flavor. Meadowsweet has many medicinal properties. The whole plant is a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach, and the fresh root is often used in negligible quantities in homeopathic preparations. Dried, the flowers are used in potpourri. It is also a frequently used spice in Scandinavian varieties of mead. Chemical constituents include salicylic acid, flavone glycosides, essential oils, and tannins.
Plant pharmacological studies have suggested that Calendula extracts may have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties in vitro.In an in vitro assay, the methanol extract of C. officinalis exhibited antibacterial activity and both the methanol and the ethanol extracts showed antifungal activities. Along with horsetails (Equisetum arvense), pot marigold is one of the few plants which is considered astringent despite not being high in tannins.
Medicinal Ingredients (per 1 ml):
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria, flowering top) 0.3 ml (1:4, QCE 75 mg)
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla, flower) 0.22 ml (1:4, QCE 55 mg)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis, flower) 0.2 ml (1:4, QCE 50 mg)
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis, root) 0.14 ml (1:4, QCE 35 mg)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, root and stolon) 0.08 ml (1:4, QCE 20 mg)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale, rhizome) 0.06 ml (1:1, QCE 60 mg)
Certified Organic Vegetable glycerine
Adults: Take 2 ml (60 drops) 3 times daily, in a little water, on an empty stomach. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.
Duration of Use:
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4-6 weeks.
Cautions and Warnings:
Consult a health care practitioner before use: if you are breastfeeding; if you have a liver disorder; if you are on blood thinners. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or persist.
Do not take: if you are pregnant; if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications that may aggravate electrolyte imbalance; if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, or a kidney or cardiovascular disorder; if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family; if you are sensitive to salicylates.
Known Adverse Reactions:
Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use.Keep away from children. Do not use if seal is broken. Store at room temperature.