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Gut and Brain Health Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ Support healthy cognition, learning and memory Adults: Take 4 grams of powder Avoid concomitant use of acetyl-L-carnitine with blood thinning medication including warfarin. Use with caution during pregnancy. Discontinue 7 days prior to general ƒ Decrease mental fatigue (1 level metric teaspoon) mixed in 50-100 mL of water or juice, ƒ Relieve symptoms of stress twice daily.
ƒ May help support healthy mood and emotional well-being ƒ Support vitality Support a healthy brain and vitality ƒ Poor digestion, lack of appetite, dyspepsia Adults: Take 1 tablet 3 times Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation and known allergy to Wormwood, Feverfew, parthenolide or plants of the daisy family. Caution is advised for patients ƒ Relief of indigestion symptoms including flatulence, belching and fullness daily, 15 minutes before meals.
with hyperacidity, gastritis or gastric ulceration. May be appropriate to pause intake Children 6-12 years: Take after 4 weeks (due to Wormwood), and restart if needed. Discontinue 7 days prior 1 tablet daily, 15 minutes to general anaesthesia.
before meals.
NEW DiGest ForteHerbal digestive aid ƒ Helps relieve the stress of study or work Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Bacopa Complex should be discontinued during the treatment of any acute infectious illness. As Schisandra has been used traditionally to induce labour, is contraindicated ƒ Assists in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet during pregnancy, during pregnancy, except at birth. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
1-3 times daily.
Bacopa ComplexWhole body tonic ƒ Traditionally used to support healthy intestinal and immune function Adults: 1-2 capsules 3 times daily.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to Children 6-12 years: 1 capsule 2-3 times daily.
Enteric coated capsules. (Take capsule whole, do not break or crush.) Bacto-Cand GISupport healthy intestinal function ƒ Laxative, assists in the relief of constipation Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if diarrhoea develops. Use with caution during pregnancy and lactation. Not for prolonged use ƒ Relieves gastrointestinal symptoms related to constipation or in excessive dosage. Avoid high doses in patients taking antiarrhythimic drugs and ƒ Liver tonic, assists digestion and healthy digestive function potassium depleting medications. Maintain patients on a high potassium diet and ensure adequate hydration. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. The risk of allergic reaction to Chamomile oil is low, including in those with known hypersensitivity to Chamomile or to other plants in the Compositae family. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Cascara ComplexNatural laxative ƒ May assist peripheral circulation Adults and children over 12 Caution in patients taking antiplatelet/anticoagulant drugs, antipsychotics such as haloperidol, anticonvulsants, HIV non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors, pioglitazone ƒ Helps improve walking distance by maintaining peripheral circulation years: 1 tablet 1-4 times daily.
or glipizide. Caution is advised in patients taking metformin at doses greater than ƒ Enhances flow properties of blood 1 g/day of the drug. Reduce dose of haloperidol or metformin if necessary in conjunction with prescribing physician. Increasing the intake of vitamin B6 may be advisable for ƒ May assist cognitive function in normal healthy people patients taking anticonvulsants. Doses of standardised Ginkgo (50:1) extract greater ƒ Support healthy eye function than 240 mg/day, equivalent to more than 12 g/day of dried leaf may interact with benzodiazepines, omeprazole and tolbutamide. Contraindicated in patients ƒ Antioxidant support taking nifedipine when the dose of standardised Ginkgo (50:1) extract is greater than 240 mg/day, equivalent to more than 12 g/day of dried leaf. Caution is advised in these Assist cognitive function patients at lower doses of Ginkgo. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ Support healthy cognition, learning and memory Adults: Take 4 grams of powder Avoid concomitant use of acetyl-L-carnitine with blood thinning medication including warfarin. Use with caution during pregnancy. Discontinue 7 days prior to general ƒ Decrease mental fatigue (1 level metric teaspoon) mixed in 50-100 mL of water or juice, ƒ Relieve symptoms of stress twice daily.
ƒ May help support healthy mood and emotional well-being ƒ Support vitality NEW Brain EnergySupport a healthy brain and vitality ƒ Poor digestion, lack of appetite, dyspepsia Adults: Take 1 tablet 3 times Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation and known allergy to Wormwood, Feverfew, parthenolide or plants of the daisy family. Caution is advised for patients ƒ Relief of indigestion symptoms including flatulence, belching and fullness daily, 15 minutes before meals.
with hyperacidity, gastritis or gastric ulceration. May be appropriate to pause intake Children 6-12 years: Take after 4 weeks (due to Wormwood), and restart if needed. Discontinue 7 days prior 1 tablet daily, 15 minutes to general anaesthesia.
before meals.
NEW DiGest ForteHerbal digestive aid ƒ Helps relieve the stress of study or work Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Bacopa Complex should be discontinued during the treatment of any acute infectious illness. As Schisandra has been used traditionally to induce labour, is contraindicated ƒ Assists in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet during pregnancy, during pregnancy, except at birth. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
1-3 times daily.
Bacopa ComplexWhole body tonic ƒ Traditionally used to support healthy intestinal and immune function Adults: 1-2 capsules 3 times daily.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to Children 6-12 years: 1 capsule 2-3 times daily.
Enteric coated capsules. (Take capsule whole, do not break or crush.) Bacto-Cand GISupport healthy intestinal function ƒ Laxative, assists in the relief of constipation Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if diarrhoea develops. Use with caution during pregnancy and lactation. Not for prolonged use ƒ Relieves gastrointestinal symptoms related to constipation or in excessive dosage. Avoid high doses in patients taking antiarrhythimic drugs and ƒ Liver tonic, assists digestion and healthy digestive function potassium depleting medications. Maintain patients on a high potassium diet and ensure adequate hydration. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. The risk of allergic reaction to Chamomile oil is low, including in those with known hypersensitivity to Chamomile or to other plants in the Compositae family. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Cascara ComplexNatural laxative ƒ May assist peripheral circulation Adults and children over 12 Caution in patients taking antiplatelet/anticoagulant drugs, antipsychotics such as haloperidol, anticonvulsants, HIV non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors, pioglitazone ƒ Helps improve walking distance by maintaining peripheral circulation years: 1 tablet 1-4 times daily.
or glipizide. Caution is advised in patients taking metformin at doses greater than ƒ Enhances flow properties of blood 1 g/day of the drug. Reduce dose of haloperidol or metformin if necessary in conjunction with prescribing physician. Increasing the intake of vitamin B6 may be advisable for ƒ May assist cognitive function in normal healthy people patients taking anticonvulsants. Doses of standardised Ginkgo (50:1) extract greater ƒ Support healthy eye function than 240 mg/day, equivalent to more than 12 g/day of dried leaf may interact with benzodiazepines, omeprazole and tolbutamide. Contraindicated in patients ƒ Antioxidant support taking nifedipine when the dose of standardised Ginkgo (50:1) extract is greater than 240 mg/day, equivalent to more than 12 g/day of dried leaf. Caution is advised in these Assist cognitive function patients at lower doses of Ginkgo. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
For practitioner dispensing only.
Gut and Brain Health Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ Traditionally used to soothe the mucous membranes of the digestive tract Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
Berberine may reinforce the effects of other drugs which displace the protein binding of bilirubin. Rather than possible uterine-contracting effects, this activity might explain ƒ May be used for the treatment of mild digestive disorders Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet the traditional contraindication for berberine-containing herbs during pregnancy. ƒ Relief or treatment of diarrhoea 1-2 times daily.
Contraindicated in lactation. Caution in patients taking midazolam. If diarrhoea persists for more than 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3 – 6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Support mucous membranes of the digestive tract ƒ Relief of indigestion Adults: 3-5 tablets daily.
If symptoms of reflux persist refer the patient to their physician. Meadowsweet should be avoided by persons hypersensitive to salicylates. Contraindicated in cases of known ƒ For the symptomatic relief of heartburn Children 6-12 years: 2 tablets allergy to Chamomile. Caution in cases of known sensitivity to plants of the Compositae family. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Take after meals for oesophageal reflux and before meals for gastric and duodenal problems.
HiPepIndigestion and heartburn relief ƒ Helps maintain healthy digestive function Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Use cautiously during pregnancy. Globe Artichoke is contraindicated in blockage of the gallbladder. In anaemia and cases where iron supplementation is required, do not take ƒ Supportive tonic for the liver and liver function Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet simultaneously with meals or iron supplements. Not to be taken at the same time with ƒ Helps maintain healthy gallbladder function 1-2 times daily.
immunosuppressive drugs. Caution in patients taking metronidazole, ornidazole and nifedipine. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Livton® ComplexDigestive liver support ƒ May support intracellular synthesis of glutathione Recommended Dosage: Starting material for extemporaneous compounding only. No known contraindications. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ May support the body's endogenous antioxidant production ƒ Helps support normal phase II detoxification processes in the liver N-acetylcysteineNatural pineapple flavour ƒ Fish oil may produce an elevation of blood levels of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA Adults: 1 capsule Ingredients in this product are derived from seafood. Persons who are allergic to seafood should exercise extreme caution. Use with caution in individuals being treated with ƒ Elevated blood levels of EPA and DHA have been associated with healthy 2-3 times daily.
warfarin because of fish oil's possible anti-thrombotic effects. Vitamin supplements triglyceride levels should not replace a balanced diet. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Provides omega-3 fatty acids to help maintain or improve general well-being Omega-3 ForteHigh strength, pure Fish Oil with natural Vitamin E complex Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ Traditionally used to soothe the mucous membranes of the digestive tract Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
Berberine may reinforce the effects of other drugs which displace the protein binding of bilirubin. Rather than possible uterine-contracting effects, this activity might explain ƒ May be used for the treatment of mild digestive disorders Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet the traditional contraindication for berberine-containing herbs during pregnancy. ƒ Relief or treatment of diarrhoea 1-2 times daily.
Contraindicated in lactation. Caution in patients taking midazolam. If diarrhoea persists for more than 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3 – 6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Golden SealSupport mucous membranes of the digestive tract ƒ Relief of indigestion Adults: 3-5 tablets daily.
If symptoms of reflux persist refer the patient to their physician. Meadowsweet should be avoided by persons hypersensitive to salicylates. Contraindicated in cases of known ƒ For the symptomatic relief of heartburn Children 6-12 years: 2 tablets allergy to Chamomile. Caution in cases of known sensitivity to plants of the Compositae family. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Take after meals for oesophageal reflux and before meals for gastric and duodenal problems.
HiPepIndigestion and heartburn relief ƒ Helps maintain healthy digestive function Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Use cautiously during pregnancy. Globe Artichoke is contraindicated in blockage of the gallbladder. In anaemia and cases where iron supplementation is required, do not take ƒ Supportive tonic for the liver and liver function Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet simultaneously with meals or iron supplements. Not to be taken at the same time with ƒ Helps maintain healthy gallbladder function 1-2 times daily.
immunosuppressive drugs. Caution in patients taking metronidazole, ornidazole and nifedipine. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Livton® ComplexDigestive liver support ƒ May support intracellular synthesis of glutathione Recommended Dosage: Starting material for extemporaneous compounding only. No known contraindications. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ May support the body's endogenous antioxidant production ƒ Helps support normal phase II detoxification processes in the liver N-acetylcysteineNatural pineapple flavour ƒ Fish oil may produce an elevation of blood levels of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA Adults: 1 capsule Ingredients in this product are derived from seafood. Persons who are allergic to seafood should exercise extreme caution. Use with caution in individuals being treated with ƒ Elevated blood levels of EPA and DHA have been associated with healthy 2-3 times daily.
warfarin because of fish oil's possible anti-thrombotic effects. Vitamin supplements triglyceride levels should not replace a balanced diet. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Provides omega-3 fatty acids to help maintain or improve general well-being Omega-3 ForteHigh strength, pure Fish Oil with natural Vitamin E complex For practitioner dispensing only.
Gut and Brain Health Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ May assist to maintain a healthy balance of microorganisms during times of stress Adults: 1 capsule This product contains ingredients sourced from dairy products. The lactose content is negligible and therefore this product would be suitable for most lactose-intolerant ƒ Helps restore intestinal microflora pre- and post-antibiotic treatment 1-2 times daily.
people. However, trace amounts of dairy protein may be present. Contains sugars ƒ To help maintain normal intestinal microflora when travelling (sucrose & glucose). Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ProbioticaHealthy intestinal microflora balance ƒ May improve stress adaptation Adults: 1 tablet 2-4 times daily.
Discontinue during an acute infection or fever. Contraindicated in patients taking phenelzine. Caution is advised in patients with high blood pressure and those taking ƒ May provide support during times of fatigue and declining capacity for work Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet central nervous system stimulants, insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, nifedipine and and concentration 1-2 times daily.
warfarin. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Assists in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being Rhodiola & GinsengEnhance physical and mental performance ƒ Helps to improve physical and mental responses in states of fatigue Adults: 1 tablet 2-4 times daily.
As Schisandra has been used traditionally to induce labour, contraindicated during pregnancy except at birth. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Helps relieve stress and may improve stress adaptation Children 6-12 years: Give during pregnancy, except at birth ƒ Supports vitality 1 tablet 1-2 times daily.
ƒ Helps promote healthy cognitive function ƒ Assists in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being Rhodiola & SchisandraFor the challenges of everyday life ƒ Relief of the symptoms, pain and discomfort of gastritis Adults: 2-3 vege capsules Contraindicated in intestinal obstruction. Take with plenty of water to reduce the risk of oesophageal obstruction. Consume at least 2 hours away from ingestion of medication. ƒ For the symptomatic relief of heartburn 2-3 times daily.
Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Assists in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal function Children 6-12 years: 1-2 vege capsules 1-2 times daily.
Slippery Elm 400mgHealthy gastrointestinal support ƒ May assist in relieving symptoms of poor circulation such as swelling, heaviness Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Contraindicated in known allergy to Gotu Kola. Caution in patients taking aspirin, warfarin, cilostazol, antipsychotics such as haloperidol, HIV non-nucleoside transcriptase Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet inhibitors or anticonvulsants. Reduce dose of haloperidol if necessary in conjunction with ƒ Gotu Kola is used in traditional herbal medicine to aid wound healing 1-2 times daily.
prescribing physician. Increasing the intake of vitamin B6 may be advisable for patients ƒ Supports the formation of connective tissue such as collagen taking anticonvulsants. If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, biphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs) or thyroid hormone, separate doses by at least two hours. This ƒ Helps to support a healthy immune system formulation contains procyanidins and should be consumed at least 2 hours away from ingestion of other mineral supplements (including iron supplements). Contains zinc which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Discontinue at least 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Connective tissue healing Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ May assist to maintain a healthy balance of microorganisms during times of stress Adults: 1 capsule This product contains ingredients sourced from dairy products. The lactose content is negligible and therefore this product would be suitable for most lactose-intolerant ƒ Helps restore intestinal microflora pre- and post-antibiotic treatment 1-2 times daily.
people. However, trace amounts of dairy protein may be present. Contains sugars ƒ To help maintain normal intestinal microflora when travelling (sucrose & glucose). Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ProbioticaHealthy intestinal microflora balance ƒ May improve stress adaptation Adults: 1 tablet 2-4 times daily.
Discontinue during an acute infection or fever. Contraindicated in patients taking phenelzine. Caution is advised in patients with high blood pressure and those taking ƒ May provide support during times of fatigue and declining capacity for work Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet central nervous system stimulants, insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, nifedipine and and concentration 1-2 times daily.
warfarin. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Assists in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being Rhodiola & GinsengEnhance physical and mental performance ƒ Helps to improve physical and mental responses in states of fatigue Adults: 1 tablet 2-4 times daily.
As Schisandra has been used traditionally to induce labour, contraindicated during pregnancy except at birth. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Helps relieve stress and may improve stress adaptation Children 6-12 years: Give during pregnancy, except at birth ƒ Supports vitality 1 tablet 1-2 times daily.
ƒ Helps promote healthy cognitive function ƒ Assists in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being Rhodiola & SchisandraFor the challenges of everyday life ƒ Relief of the symptoms, pain and discomfort of gastritis Adults: 2-3 vege capsules Contraindicated in intestinal obstruction. Take with plenty of water to reduce the risk of oesophageal obstruction. Consume at least 2 hours away from ingestion of medication. ƒ For the symptomatic relief of heartburn 2-3 times daily.
Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
ƒ Assists in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal function Children 6-12 years: 1-2 vege capsules 1-2 times daily.
Slippery Elm 400mgHealthy gastrointestinal support ƒ May assist in relieving symptoms of poor circulation such as swelling, heaviness Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Contraindicated in known allergy to Gotu Kola. Caution in patients taking aspirin, warfarin, cilostazol, antipsychotics such as haloperidol, HIV non-nucleoside transcriptase Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet inhibitors or anticonvulsants. Reduce dose of haloperidol if necessary in conjunction with ƒ Gotu Kola is used in traditional herbal medicine to aid wound healing 1-2 times daily.
prescribing physician. Increasing the intake of vitamin B6 may be advisable for patients ƒ Supports the formation of connective tissue such as collagen taking anticonvulsants. If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, biphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs) or thyroid hormone, separate doses by at least two hours. This ƒ Helps to support a healthy immune system formulation contains procyanidins and should be consumed at least 2 hours away from ingestion of other mineral supplements (including iron supplements). Contains zinc which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Discontinue at least 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
Connective tissue healing For practitioner dispensing only.
Gut and Brain Health Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ Loss of appetite, indigestion, flatulence * Caution in peptic ulcer and hyperacidity. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the Bitter tonic, gastric stimulant ƒ Facilitate improved digestion during convalescence or fatigue, and after MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
feverish conditions * ƒ Relief of diarrhoea * ƒ Indigestion, flatulence, colic * Caution in peptic ulcer, and cease use if reflux occurs. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general Carminative, diaphoretic, ƒ Lack of appetite, relief of bronchitis * anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, expectorant ƒ Relief of nausea * ƒ Relief of dysmenorrhoea * ƒ Conditions requiring improved peripheral circulation * ƒ To support feverish conditions * ƒ Add to formulations to prevent griping * ƒ Add to formulations as a flavouring agent * ƒ Add to formulations to promote the activity of the other herbs * Ginkgo 2:1 S
ƒ Support for healthy blood flow to the brain and periphery † Contraindicated in known sensitivity to Ginkgo preparations. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general Circulatory stimulant, tissue ƒ Support for healthy vision † anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
perfusion enhancing, cognition ƒ Support for improved concentration, memory, cognitive performance † enhancing, antioxidant ƒ Support for healthy peripheral nerve function † ƒ Support healthy tissue healing in minor wounds † ƒ Relief of dysmenorrhoea † ƒ Antioxidant protection † Golden Seal 1:3 QA
ƒ Relief of upper respiratory catarrh * Contraindicated during pregnancy, lactation and in neonatal jaundice. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for Anticatarrhal, mucous membrane ƒ Indigestion, loss of appetite * trophorestorative, bitter tonic, haemostatic, anti-inflammatory, ƒ To support normal menstruation; relief of dysmenorrhoea * Gotu Kola 1:1 S
ƒ Relief of skin conditions # Contraindicated in known allergy to gotu kola. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer Depurative, peripheral vasodilator, ƒ To support healthy memory function # to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
brain tonic, anti-inflammatory, ƒ Reduce swelling and symptoms of traumatic injuries
ƒ To support healthy connective tissue, muscles and joints * ƒ To support healthy peripheral circulation, and provide relief of heaviness and swelling ƒ To support vascular integrity ‡ ƒ To help reduce inflammation during formation of scar tisue ‡ ƒ Topically to support healthy wound healing * ƒ Topically to relieve symptoms of varicose veins † Marshmallow Root 1:5 ƒ Relief of hoarseness, cough, respiratory catarrh, inflammations of the mouth Advise patients: If pain or irritation associated with cystitis persists for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate Demulcent, emollient medical attention.
ƒ To soothe mild gastrointestinal irritations * Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days ƒ Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis * prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
QA Quantified Activity traditional use (Ayurveda) clinical study/trial (controlled) * traditional use (Western herbal medicine) clinical study/trial (uncontrolled) traditional use (traditional Chinese medicine) Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation ƒ Loss of appetite, indigestion, flatulence * Caution in peptic ulcer and hyperacidity. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the Bitter tonic, gastric stimulant ƒ Facilitate improved digestion during convalescence or fatigue, and after MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
feverish conditions * ƒ Relief of diarrhoea * ƒ Indigestion, flatulence, colic * Caution in peptic ulcer, and cease use if reflux occurs. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general Carminative, diaphoretic, ƒ Lack of appetite, relief of bronchitis * anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, expectorant ƒ Relief of nausea * ƒ Relief of dysmenorrhoea * ƒ Conditions requiring improved peripheral circulation * ƒ To support feverish conditions * ƒ Add to formulations to prevent griping * ƒ Add to formulations as a flavouring agent * ƒ Add to formulations to promote the activity of the other herbs * Ginkgo 2:1 S
ƒ Support for healthy blood flow to the brain and periphery † Contraindicated in known sensitivity to Ginkgo preparations. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general Circulatory stimulant, tissue ƒ Support for healthy vision † anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
perfusion enhancing, cognition ƒ Support for improved concentration, memory, cognitive performance † enhancing, antioxidant ƒ Support for healthy peripheral nerve function † ƒ Support healthy tissue healing in minor wounds † ƒ Relief of dysmenorrhoea † ƒ Antioxidant protection † Golden Seal 1:3 QA
ƒ Relief of upper respiratory catarrh * Contraindicated during pregnancy, lactation and in neonatal jaundice. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for Anticatarrhal, mucous membrane ƒ Indigestion, loss of appetite * trophorestorative, bitter tonic, haemostatic, anti-inflammatory, ƒ To support normal menstruation; relief of dysmenorrhoea * Gotu Kola 1:1 S
ƒ Relief of skin conditions # Contraindicated in known allergy to gotu kola. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer Depurative, peripheral vasodilator, ƒ To support healthy memory function # to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
brain tonic, anti-inflammatory, ƒ Reduce swelling and symptoms of traumatic injuries
ƒ To support healthy connective tissue, muscles and joints * ƒ To support healthy peripheral circulation, and provide relief of heaviness and swelling ƒ To support vascular integrity ‡ ƒ To help reduce inflammation during formation of scar tisue ‡ ƒ Topically to support healthy wound healing * ƒ Topically to relieve symptoms of varicose veins † Marshmallow Root 1:5 ƒ Relief of hoarseness, cough, respiratory catarrh, inflammations of the mouth Advise patients: If pain or irritation associated with cystitis persists for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate Demulcent, emollient medical attention.
ƒ To soothe mild gastrointestinal irritations * Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days ƒ Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis * prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
For practitioner dispensing only.
Gut and Brain Health Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation Marshmallow Root ƒ Relief of hoarseness, cough, respiratory catarrh, inflammations of the mouth Advise patients: If pain or irritation associated with cystitis persists for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.
Demulcent, emollient ƒ To soothe mild gastrointestinal irritations * Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days ƒ Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis * prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
Peppermint 1:2 QA
ƒ Indigestion, colic * Contraindicated in gastro-oesophageal reflux. Caution is advised in lactation (may dry up milk). Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy. Discontinue 7 days Antispasmodic, carminative, ƒ Relief of nausea * prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for during pregnancy. ƒ Relief of dysmenorrhoea, common cold * ƒ Add to formulations as a flavouring * Rhodiola 2:1 S
ƒ Beneficial during times of stress * Best not used in combination with caffeine. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the ƒ Relief of mental fatigue * MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
Other Gut/Brain Health Products Pregnancy / Lactation Adults and children over 15 years: Practitioner strength multi 1 tablet daily.
Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily. Naturally relaxing Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Support the liver and aid digestion Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet 1-2 times daily.
Adults: Take 5 grams of powder (1 level High dose, high quality magnesium metric teaspoon) mixed in 50-100 mL of water or juice, once daily, preferably with a meal.
Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
Relieve symptoms of mild anxiety Children 3-12 years: ½-1 tablet daily.
Adults: 2 tablets 1-2 times daily Promote relaxation and restful sleep Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Contraindications & Cautions Pregnancy / Lactation Marshmallow Root ƒ Relief of hoarseness, cough, respiratory catarrh, inflammations of the mouth Advise patients: If pain or irritation associated with cystitis persists for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.
Demulcent, emollient ƒ To soothe mild gastrointestinal irritations * Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days ƒ Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis * prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
Peppermint 1:2 QA
ƒ Indigestion, colic * Contraindicated in gastro-oesophageal reflux. Caution is advised in lactation (may dry up milk). Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy. Discontinue 7 days Antispasmodic, carminative, ƒ Relief of nausea * prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for during pregnancy. ƒ Relief of dysmenorrhoea, common cold * ƒ Add to formulations as a flavouring * Rhodiola 2:1 S
ƒ Beneficial during times of stress * Best not used in combination with caffeine. Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia. Refer to the ƒ Relief of mental fatigue * MediHerb Herb-Drug Interaction chart for potential interactions.
Other Gut/Brain Health Products Pregnancy / Lactation Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily Relieve irritability Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet during pregnancy, Adults: Take 4 grams of powder (1 level Liver detox support metric teaspoon) mixed in 50-100 mL of water or juice, 1- 2 times daily, preferably with a meal.
Phellodendron Forte Adults: 1-2 tablets daily.
Maintain healthy cholesterol Or 5 tablets daily for the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels.
Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet 1-2 times daily.
Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
Nervous tension and stress relief For practitioner dispensing only.
Gut and Brain Health Other Gut/Brain Health Products Pregnancy / Lactation Adults: 1 tablet 2-4 times daily.
Mildly sedative, relaxant and anxiolytic For sleeping difficulties take 1 hour before bedtime. Dose may be repeated during the night.
Adults: 1 tablet 1-2 times daily.
Herbal antioxidant Withania & Ginseng Adults: 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.
Relieve stress and improve general well-being Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet 1-2 times daily.
Adults: 1 tablet 3-6 times daily.
Improve general well-being Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet hypertension during 2-3 times daily.
Adults: 4-6 tablets daily for 10 days. Traditional herbal anthelmintic and Cease treatment for 10 days, then repeat carminative formula 4 tablets daily for 10 days.
Not advisable for children under 2 years of age.
Children 2-6 years: 1-2 tablets daily for 10 days. Cease treatment for 10 days, then repeat 1-2 tablets daily for 10 days.
Children 6-12 years: 2-3 tablets daily for 10 days. Cease treatment for 10 days, then repeat 2-3 tablets daily for 10 days.
Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Other Gut/Brain Health Products Pregnancy / Lactation Stimulant laxative Avoid during early pregnancy. Bitter tonic, liver tonic, diaphoretic, Use under professional supervision mid to late pregnancy and lactation Use under professional supervision Cholagogue, bitter tonic Black Walnut (Hulls) 1:10 Use under professional supervision Use under professional supervision during pregnancy. Caution advised in lactation.
Chen Pi (Mandarin Peel) 1:2 Use under professional supervision Carminative, stomachic, expectorant Cinnamon Quills 1:4 Caution during pregnancy. Carminative, antispasmodic, warming Use under professional (mild circulatory stimulant), antimicrobial supervision in lactation Use under professional supervision Nervine tonic, general tonic, thymoleptic Dandelion Root 1:2 Use under professional supervision Bitter tonic, choleretic, cholagogue, laxative (mild) Caution during pregnancy. Carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant, Use under professional supervision in lactation Globe Artichoke 1:2 Use under professional supervision Liver tonic, bitter tonic, cholagogue Kava 1:1 S
Antispasmodic, sedative (mild), analgesic (mild), local anaesthetic Mexican Valerian 1:2 Use under professional Sedative (mild), anxiolytic supervision during pregnancy. Caution in lactation Caution during pregnancy. Nervine, cardiotonic, antispasmodic, Use under professional thyroid tonic (mild) supervision in lactation For practitioner dispensing only.
Gut and Brain Health Other Gut/Brain Health Products Pregnancy / Lactation Best avoided during pregnancy. Astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, Caution advised in lactation expectorant, vulnerary Contraindicated during Aromatic digestive, carminative, diaphoretic, pregnancy. Professional supervision in lactation Use under professional supervision Nervine tonic, sedative (mild) Use under professional supervision Nervine tonic, thymoleptic Passionflower 1:2 Use under professional supervision Sedative (mild), anxiolytic, antispasmodic Use under professional supervision Bitter tonic, febrifuge, antiparasitic Caution during pregnancy. Nervine tonic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic (mild) Use under professional supervision in lactation Contraindicated during pregnancy. Tonic, sedative, astringent, adaptogen, antitussive Use under professional supervision in lactation.
Use under professional Stimulating laxative supervision during pregnancy. Caution in lactation Gut and Brain Health
Endocrine General Cardiovascular & Circulation Please note these claims are based on the best of our knowledge from the information received from our raw material suppliers. These products may be manufactured or packed in a facility that also manufactures/packs products that contain gluten, dairy and animal products. Vegetarian means no added animal parts. Vegan means no animal parts or products (eg. eggs, milk etc).
Other Gut/Brain Health Products Pregnancy / Lactation Use under professional supervision Nervine tonic, sedative (mild) St John's Wort High Grade 1:2 QA
Use under professional Nervine, sedative, astringent Clinicians should supervision during pregnancy. avoid dispensing Caution in lactation the sediment from St John's wort liquid extracts.
Use under professional supervision Sedative (mild), anxiolytic, antispasmodic during pregnancy. Caution in lactation Use under professional supervision Nervine tonic, diaphoretic (mild), galactagogue Withania 2:1 S
Use under professional supervision Tonic, adaptogen, sedative (mild) Use under professional supervision Sedative (mild), nervine, bitter tonic Bitter tonic, anthelmintic QA Quantified ActivityS Standardised For practitioner dispensing only.
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