Cough Elixir is not a cough suppressant. The cough is a protective mechanism for clearing breathing passages, which we do not try to suppress.
Althaea (Marshmallow root), Pimpinella (Aniseed), Drosera (the Sundew), and Ipecacuanha act together to help soothe irritated mucous membranes in the throat and chest, by reducing inflammation and relaxing constricted muscles. Plantago (Plaintain), Thymus (Thyme) and Marrubium (Horehound) are expectorants, helping to break up and eliminate mucous. Inula (Elecampane) helps relieve chest congestion.
Weleda Cough Elixir is manufactured using traditional herbal methods over three days. The dried herbs are soaked overnight, and then boiled as a decoction. Raw sugar and malt are added to produce a syrup, and upon cooling the homoeopathic liquids are added. After filtering, it is bottled and pasteurised. The raw sugar softens the herbal taste and acts as a preservative.
DirectionsTake one 5mL teaspoon (child) or two 5mL teaspoons (adult) in warm water up to every two to three hours, or as directed by your health care professional.
Reduce the frequency of doses and then stop taking the remedy as relief is obtained.
IngredientsEach 5ml Contains:
Tincture, equiv. fresh juice:
Drosera rotundifolia MIS, whole plant 5mg
Decoction, equiv. dry:
Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) root 50mg
Inula helenium (Elecampane) root 100mg
Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) leaf 25mg
Pimpinella anisum (Aniseed) fruit 75mg
Plantago lanceolata leaf 175mg
Thymus vulgaris herb 150mg
Citrus limon (Lemon) fresh fruit juice 300mg
Ipecacuanha, decoct. 1x, 5mg
Pulsatilla vulgaris 3x, 5mg
Contains sugars, including maltose from Malt Extract.