Respirafect® is used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with chest complaints, such as excess mucus (catarrhs), coughs, and bronchitis.
Long one of our bestselling formulas, Respirafect® is a herbal combination created specifically to address lung and bronchial infections, especially those accompanied by sputum coughed up from the lower airways. With its soothing demulcent action, Respirafect® helps the lungs eliminate the burden of excess, waste-laden mucus generated by the body’s response to illness.
The infection-fighting qualities of Respirafect make it a perfect companion to our RespiraCleanse formula, which is oriented towards the mitigation of coughs.
St. Francis Herb Farm uses either certified organic or wildcrafted herbs in our Respirafect® herbal formula.
Available sizes: 50ml, 100ml, 250ml and larger sizes for Health Professionals.
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.
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 strikingly elegant member of the sunflower family, elecampane is native to Europe and Asia. Its Latin name, Inula helenium, is a reference to Helen of Troy, whose tears, as they fell to the ground, are said to have turned into the plant. The Celts considered elecampane sacred and called it "elfwort."
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.
A tall plant with a stem that rises to a spike characterized by small yellow flowers, mullein grows in well-lit, disturbed soils throughout the temperate zones of Europe and Asia, as well as North America.
An unassuming perennial that lies low to the ground, plantain is a herb that occurs worldwide and has been used medicinally since Greek and Roman times, with reference being made to it by Chaucer in the Middle Ages.
Medicinal Ingredients (per 1 ml):
Usnea (Usnea barbata, thallus) 0.24 ml (1:4 QCE 60 mg)
Osha (Ligusticum porteri, root) 0.14 ml (1:4, QCE 35 mg)
Plantain (Plantago major, leaf) 0.12 ml (1:4, QCE 30 mg)
Elecampane (Inula helenium, root) 0.12 ml (1:4, QCE 30 mg)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus, flower and leaf) 0.12 ml (1:1 QCE 120 mg fresh OR 1:4 QCE 30 mg dry)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, root) 0.12 ml (1:4, QCE 30 mg)
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, top and root) 0.09 ml (1:1, QCE 90 mg)
Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia, root) 0.05 ml (1:4, QCE 12.5 mg)
All doses should be taken three times daily in a little water on an empty stomach. Take at the first sign of infection.
Children (under 4 years): as directed by physician
Children (4 years): 0.3 ml (10 drops)
Children (5-9 years): 0.4-0.5 ml (12-15 drops)
Adolescents (10-14 years): 0.8-1 ml (24-30 drops)
Adults & adolescents (15 & over): 1-2 ml (30-60 drops)
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 taking immunosuppressants or anti-coagulant medication; if you have an autoimmune disorder or a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and/or HIV infection. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or persist.
Do not use: if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have liver or gallbladder disorders; if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications which 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. Discontinue use if you develop symptoms of liver trouble or if you experience vomiting, diarrhea, spasms and symptoms of paralysis.
Known Adverse Reactions:
Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use.Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal is broken. Store at room temperature.