Ginger Gold Cough Syrup – Your Family’s Wintertime Friend!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on November 18, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Ginger Gold Cough Syrup is a soothing, warming formula that eases sore throats and reduces chest congestion. It helps coughs to become more productive by thinning the mucous, which makes phlegm easier to expectorate. If mucous is too thick and stays in the lungs too long, it can become a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria and prolong a cold or flu, or cause a secondary infection to take hold.
Ginger Gold Cough Syrup is helpful for all respiratory conditions including coughs, colds, flu, asthma, and bronchitis (including chronic smokers’ cough). It increases oxygen uptake by improving circulation of blood into the capillaries of the lungs, thus facilitating oxygen binding to hemoglobin.
Ginger is a traditional remedy for sore throats, as its initial pungency is replaced by a pronounced long, slow, soothing and warming effect.
Ginger increases circulation and warms up the body, overall; it causes vasodilation (blood vessel opening), especially in the peripheral tissues, which helps promote a sweat and increases the body’s ability to detoxify.
Osha, one of several other herbal ingredients in Ginger Gold Cough Syrup, is an excellent ‘natural antibiotic,’ especially for respiratory infections. It stimulates immune cells that reside directly in the lung tissues, helps to ‘numb’ sore throats, dilates the bronchioles to make breathing easier, and assists in expectoration of mucous.
Additional herbs include Wild Cherry Bark, which calms the cough reflex, and Licorice, which helps to loosen phlegm and make it thinner and easier to expel.
To ease cough, support respiratory health and help ward off colds & flus this winter, consider Ginger Gold Cough Syrup for your entire family!*
*Do not use with infants under 12 months of age, due to honey in product.
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan