Our Defense Elixer contains herbs that have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral & anti-anxiety properties.
Monarda, otherwise known as bee balm or wild oregano, is a member of the mint family. This herb has a very high thymol content that has been utilized for its support in colds & flu, upper respiratory issues, diarrhea, nausea, fever reduction and to soothe a sore throat. Monarda is said to symbolize compassion & sympathy.
Oregano is referred to as nature's antibiotic and is well known for its antibacterial properties. This herb has a high amount of antioxidants that fight free radicals including phenols, triterpenes, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid and oleanolic acid. Oregano has been used to help with allergies, aid in digestion, fight infection, and support the immune system.
Lemon Balm is the third in this listing of mint family herbs that too works against a variety of viruses and bacteria, including the virus that causes the common cold. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it perfect for soothing headaches. Lemon Balm is noted for it's ability to calm and soothe anxiety, as well as uplift the Spirit.
Astragalus Root is an adaptogenic herb that helps boost the immune system. It has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for longevity, to invigorate qi (vital energy) and to strengthen the body. Astragalus is believed to prolong life and used to aid in a wide variety of ailments, such as fatigue, allergies and the common cold. Astragalus has antibacterial, antiviral, diuretic and immuno-stimulant properties.
Osha has powerful antiviral and antibacterial & antimicrobial properties. Its anti-inflammatory actions work to alleviate mucous membrane inflammation, opening bronchial airways to ease breathing. Osha root is used to help coughs become productive and can relieve congestion. Among its many benefits include the ability to clear mucus from the sinuses and lungs, relieving congestion and making breathing much easier, increasing oxygenation within the body. Osha root has the ability to cut through even the thickest phlegm, and it provides such a wide range of benefits that it comes highly recommended for virtually all types of colds, flu and coughs. Additionally, there are reports of favorable use by people suffering from asthma, allergies, emphysema, pneumonia and chronic coughing. One of the most notable actions of osha root is its numbing effect, used to help soothe a sore throat.
Ingredients: Brandy, Raw Galveston Island Honey, Purified Water, Monarda* (Monarda fistulosa), Oregano* (Origanum vulgare), Lemon Balm* (Melissa officinalis), Astragalus Root* (A. membranaceus), Osha Root** (Ligusticum porteri), Grain Spirits & Flower Essence of Agarita & Yarrow
Suggested use: 30-90 drops, 1-3x daily in warm water or tea
Available in both 1 & 2 oz.