St. Francis Respirafect
Usnea Combo / Lung Infections
Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with chest complaints, such as excess mucus (catarrhs), coughs, and bronchitis.
Respirafect® - Easing Your Way Through Lung & Bronchial Infections
Long a vital part of our repertoire of bestselling formulas, Respirafect® is an extremely valuable herbal combination created specifically to alleviate 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.
With a distinguished history of medicinal and folkloric use in the Middle Ages, usnea leads off the ingredients in this product, setting the tone with its enduring reputation for the effective treatment of bronchial illnesses, colds, and coughs. The remaining six herbs make for a unique synergistic complement to the angelica, adding their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as other highly relevant respiratory aspects, to the overall strength of this outstanding formula.
The infection-fighting qualities of Respirafect® make it a perfect companion to our RespiraCleanse® formula, which is oriented towards the mitigation of coughs.
Medicinal Ingredients: 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 20.4 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)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Grain Alcohol, Distilled Water
Our herbs are Certified Organic/Organic/Wildcrafted.
QCE = Quantity Crude Equivalent
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.
Contraindications: 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.