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Cold Q is a product that all practitioners should carry in their office. Why is it so special? It is a unique and important aid in dealing with external pathogenic forces that manifest as cold and flu. While this product is available in other retail stores having it as a direct sale item in your clinic saves patients the time and effort to pick this remedy up at another location.
Note that with a purchase of 6 units, practitioners receive an additional discount and a free display case.
Here is why we think that you, your family and your patients should have this as a remedy sitting ready to use the moment a tickle of a sore throat starts to happen.
- Fantastic formulation of well-known anti-virals, anti-inflammatories and adaptogens.
- Unique application nozzle gets these heat-clearing and immune stimulating herbs right onto the sore throat where the infections are just starting to build up.
- Can be combined by TCM practitioners with internal herbs as an additional line of treatment.
- Can be used preventatively before heading on a flight/bus/train or entering a crowded location.
Professional Directions to patients
Direct the patient to follow the instructions as listed in the insert. In addition to those, advise the patient to angle the nozzle (bottle to be kept upright) and their head in such a way that the spray on the first press is directed towards the back of the throat. Tell the patient they will be able to feel if the spray landed on the tickly or the sore throat area. If it did not, suggest to the patient to try and adjust the angle of the nozzle and or angle of their head so that the spray gets as close to the tickle or sore throat area as possible. If the tickle or sore throat is too far down the throat for direct spray, then let the patient know that this is still ok as the herbal solution will contact the area as it moves down the throat. Spray 5 times and do not drink or eat anything for 30 minutes after spraying.
Sinus Application: While it is not listed on the instructions for use, for those patients who have the tendency to sinus infections or sinus congestions during their cold or flu, you can let the patient know that one or two sprays up each nostril can also be performed to protect and stimulate the mucous membranes. Tell the patient that they should just put the nozzle only at the opening of the nostril and no further, then spray. Ensure and confirm that the nozzle is not intended to be inserted up into the nostril to any degree.
We feel that it is the direct topical application of these botanical agents is what makes this product exceptional. Not only is the formula powerful, but the topical application soothes the region, and absorption through the semipermeable membranes of the oral and nasal regions ensures quick immune action.
• Angelica dahurica, root (Bai zhi): This plant grows wildly in many parts of Asia and makes up a part of some gardens. The root of this plant contains several antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory chemicals. Many of the sugars contained within this root also have antioxidant properties and can stimulate the immune system to fight viruses as well as prevent secondary problems like asthma.
• Astragalus membranaceus (Huang qi): This flowering plant is a fundamental herb used in Chinese medicine due to its ability to stimulate the virus fighting arm of the immune system. The plant also helps to minimize inflammation reducing symptoms associated with catching a cold.
• Atractylodes lancea (Cang Zhu): This perennial medicinal herb has been tested for a variety of health benefits. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and acts in the same way as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) thanks to a molecule called Atractylenolide III. This herbal extract also has antimicrobial activity to prevent bacteria and fungi from causing infection.
• Glycyrrhiza glabra (Sheng gan cao): This plant is the basis for one of the most common flavours on Earth: licorice. The root system of this plant has been tested for its health benefits for decades. It has significant antimicrobial properties against bacteria such as Mycobacteriumtuberculosis and viruses including influenza. Licorice also has the ability to prime the immune system and ensure it is ready to combat any viral invader quickly.
• Hansenia forbesii (Qiang huo): This perennial herb is found in many provinces in China. It is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. More recent studies on this plant reveal it may also help ensure the virus fighting branch of the immune system is kept strong during respiratory viral exposure.
• Ligusticum sinense cv. chuanxiong (Chuan xiong): This plant is also known as Chinese lovage but it’s not for your salad. The root system contains a chemical known as ligustiphenol. This is a strong anti-inflammatory molecule and helps to keep the immune system balanced. The extract also has strong antioxidant properties and can help protect cells from damage during infection.
• Santalum album (Tan xiang): This is the sandalwood tree. Its aromatic chemicals have antimicrobial properties against several bacteria and viruses known to cause respiratory infection. The oils from this wood also prevent the onset of inflammation during infection.
• Ziziphus jujube (Da zao): The jujube fruit is well known for its culinary value but there are several medicinal benefits including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. It contains a chemical known as betulinic acid, which kills influenza and aids in preventing damage to the lungs during infection.
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