Indigenous Tincture 30ml
Ingredients - Standardized Extracts:
Umckaloabo | 3500mg
Sweet Annie | 2500mg
Elder Berry | 2500mg
Olive Leaf | 1500mg
Pepperbark | 1000mg
86 proof grain alcohol.
In order to address the need for a powerful medicine which can act as an antibiotic without the list of side effects, we created our antibiotic tincture. Not only is it anti-bacterial, but it is also anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal, therefore it will aid in the treatment of conditions beyond the realm of just bacterial infections.
What it's made of:
1. UMCKALOABO (Pelargonium Sidoides)
Also known as Black Geranium or Cape Pelargonium. In our preparation this root serves as the primary treatment for protecting the body's defence against bacterial and viral infections. This herb has shown specific and significant results for antimycobacterial activity. Best known for its ability to neutralise certain bacteria and viruses in the body, without having the adverse effects of eradicating the good bacterias in the gut. It is additionally anti-infective meaning that it prevents bacteria from merging into cells. In vitro studies have shown that the antibacterial properties may be attributed to its immune stimulating effects as well as its ability to accelerate the natural killer cell activity. Clinical trials have shown its effectivity in the treatment of bronchitis and throat issues - having 40-60% of patients fully recover of their illness' within a week using only this root as supplementation.
- Coumarins (mainly 7-hydroxy-5,6-dimethoxycoumarin also known as umckalin)
- Gallic Acid
- Oligomeric proanthocyanidins
"The Gallic Acid derivatives and other phenolic compounds in the roots have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity combined with coumarins provide proven immuno modulatory activity" (Wyk and Wink, 2012, p. 231).
2. SWEET ANNIE (Artemisia annua)
Most commonly used in the treatment of malaria - it has been synthesised and used as a prescription drug for this ailment in Asia, Africa and Europe. As well as being known for treating bacterial infections, it is additionally anti-parasitic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. It therefore forms the basis of treatment for most diseases and formations of illness. Containing a chemical called artemisinin (ARS) which is the main component of study and use when it comes to combatting and treating parasitic infections. ARS is additionally being studied for its multi-specific action against cancer cells.
- Artemisinin ( a sesquiterpene lactone with an endoperoxide bridge )
- Artemisinic acid
"Artemisinin has significant anti-malaria and antibiotic activity. Numerous clinical studies all suggest effective and safe treatment for malaria" (Wyk and Wink, 2012, p. 56).
3. ELDERBERRY (Sambucus nigra)
One of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world - having a broad history for its various uses in the treatment of influenza, infections, sciatica, headaches, dental pain, heart and nerve pain. It is a nutrient dense medicine, being high in vitamin C, phenolic acid (antioxidants) and is a great anti-inflammatory. It has also been used to relieve all symptoms associated with colds and flu as well as boosting immunity to prevent further infections.
- α-amyrin and β-amyrin
- several anthocyanins
"There is evidence that this plant processes diuretic, laxative, mild anti-inflammatory and (most importantly) anti-viral activity. Anti-oxidant effects have been ascribed to the fruits due to their anthrocyanin content." (Wyk and Wink, 2012, p. 285).
4. OLIVE LEAF (Olea europaea)
Olive leaf is one of those medicines which is often taken for granted, when looked at it's health benefits are seemingly endless - catering for lowering blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, regulating diabetes, improving brain function, having anti-cancer properties, aiding digestion, being an analgesic (including joint pain), as well as treating herpes. Needless to say it proves itself as a powerful medicine - however where it shines in this remedy is within its immune boosting qualities as well as it's activity in preventing bacterial and fungal infections. The high level of antioxidants in Olive leaves aid in reducing levels of oxidative stress, thereby relieving the immune system of pressure. It has further shown to aid in the restoration of the microflora within the gut by strengthening the intestinal epithelial barrier - supporting healthy immunity. It's antimicrobial properties additionally inhibit the growth of certain food born pathogens which could result in virus', fungal and bacterial infections.
"Oleuropein has significant anti-spasmodic, antioxidant and lipid lowering activity." (Wyk and Wink, 2012, p. 219).
5. PEPPERBARK (Warburgia salutaris)
"salutaris" in itself means health giving - quite literally its recognition as a potent healer is in the name. The bark of the tree has been used throughout traditional medicine as a remedy for malaria, stomach ulcers, colds, treating coughs as well as skin irritations. It has been further used and studied in South Africa as a natural anti-biotic, showing prevalent signs of healing and the reduction of the illness within the first 3/4 days of treatment. The use of this medicine has been well documented in this paper, and shows it's vast array of healing benefits.
- Numerous drimane sesquiterpenoids
"The activity of Warburgia seems to be due to the drimane's, which are biologically active ; as aldehydes they easily form covalent bonds with amino groups of proteins and thus alter their activities. They have potent antibacterial and anti-ulcer activity." (Wyk and Wink, 2012, p. 345).