Flu season is upon us! This all-natural herbal remedy – that can be used by adults and children1 alike – is formulated for bronchial and immune system support using herbal extracts and pure wildflower honey. Not just an immunity supplement it also touts cough syrup status: it makes use of licorice to maintain healthy lung function2, plantain to soothe and cleanse the bronchial area2, and horse chestnut to promote normal circulation2 and healthy bronchial activity2, along with a proprietary blend of six other essential oils and wildflower honey to reduce cough severity2 and frequency2. The taste is a smooth and pleasant all-natural herbal-honey flavor that is appealing to both children and adults alike. While soothing airways and controlling coughs, the elixir provides the double-duty of immune system support2 with thyme and pine. Besides being able to use this syrup in younger children, the other bonus of course is not having to fret over the controlled substances or added synthetics and dyes as in other cough syrups.
1 Per this product’s packaging and the Olbas website: 1) “consult physician” for use in children under 3 years. 2) Mentioned on the Mom Approved-Child Tested site (scroll to last sentence of review for product mention). Note that honey is not considered safe for children under 12 months per the Center for Disease Control.
2Please refer to the disclaimer on the bottom of each web page of of the manufacturer, Penn Herb Company, Ltd’s website related to all product statements as communicated by the Olbas brand. See the brand and manufacturer’s websites for additional information at www.olbas.com and www.pennherb.com, respectively.
Robitussin® Peak Cold Multi-symptom Cold CF photo: © 2013 My Conscience, My Choice LLC
Olbas® Cough Syrup photo: © 2013 My Conscience, My Choice LLC
- No animal testing of product or its ingredients (not a vegan product since wildflower honey is used as an ingredient)
- No alcohol
- No habit forming ingredients
- No artificial flavors
- No synthetic sweeteners or colors
- No preservatives
- No stimulants
- Recyclable container and packaging
- Sustainable, green operations in practice by manufacturer
Local Retailers (select):
- Basic Foods (Hoboken, NJ)
- Whole Foods
- Vitamin Shoppe