Sweet antiviral herb for Respiratory support

Author: Linda Sinden   Date Posted:31 July 2020 

As the weather starts to shift (Kapha is starting to increase while Vata is still quite predominant), you may experience increased inflammation, mucus with throat irritation or cough; especially when mucus drains down the back of your throat or blocks your nose making it difficult to breathe. If you have this tendency or would like to protect yourself at this delicate time, FluCol Defence provides a powerful combination of respiratory, immune and digestive herbs that clients tell me they really find helpful. Let’s look at why FluCol Defence is so helpful.


About FluCol Defence
FluCol Defence a traditional Ayurvedic formula which contains  86% Licorice and 7 % Ashwagandha. The combination of these herbs works to balance all three doshas helping to offset the current challenges caused by the dryness of Vata and the increased moisture of Kapha. The Licorice supports healthy digestion, throat and stomach comfort and soothes stomach acidity, while helping to strengthen immunity and support clearer breathing. Ashwagandha increases the body’s ability to resist stress, supports healthy functioning of the adrenal and reproductive system and improves communication between brain and gut. It also increases stamina, energy and muscle strength.

Dr Ernst Schrott, a member of the German Ayurveda Association has run an infectious diseases outpatient clinic for over 35 years using Ayurvedic herbs uses FluCol Defence regularly to promote immunity and clearer breathing.   Here is what he recommends:

  • Take 1 tablet of FluCol Defence 3 times per day. 
  • In times of need this can be increased to 3 tablets 3 times per day.

What does research published online at NCBI say?

The antiviral and antimicrobial activities of licorice, a widely-used Chinese (& Ayurvedic) herb  

“Licorice is a common herb which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. More than 20 triterpenoids and nearly 300 flavonoids have been isolated from licorice. Recent studies have shown that these metabolites possess many pharmacological activities, such as antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and other activities. This paper provides a summary of the antiviral and antimicrobial activities of licorice. The active components and the possible mechanisms for these activities are summarized in detail. This review will be helpful for the further studies of licorice for its potential therapeutic effects as an antiviral or an antimicrobial agent.”  Read more here>

Can you help me  with my cough?

Carol found she had a sore and scratchy throat and wanted help to open up the respiratory pathways to aid in easing congestion.

“My Ayurvedic doctor recommended I purchase Clear Throat and it is fabulous! It works so fast and tastes wonderful. Well worth the money. And it wards off colds faster too. It is a must during the cold season!”  

Carole’s experience is quite typical of people who use Clear Throat to help soothe cough and congestion and to support wellbeing during the winter season. Clear Throat is a precise, time-tested herbal formula that is prepared in the traditional ayurvedic way to aid bioavailability and easy assimilation. The careful combination of herbs create a synergistic effect that is greater than using isolated individual herbs.

I think I need to build up my immunity. Can you help?

The classical text describes how to help the body defend itself by supporting natural immunity. Dr. DiChiara a medical doctor, both uses and recommends the Amrit Kalash Duo. Here is what he says in an article at mapi.com.

“Based on my own experience and that of many of my patients, I would say that Amrit is a powerful immune-modulator — people tend to become sick less frequently and less severely if they take Amrit regularly— and it helps balance the immune system and allows it to respond appropriately to the environment, because it allows purification of the human physiology and hones the response. Allergen reactions, for example, are an inappropriate response to the environment— either an overreaction or an inappropriate reaction. In people who take Amrit regularly, I find that the response to viruses, bacteria, allergens, impurities in the air or the water or pollution is more even, more appropriate.”   Consider joining the Longevity Club and getting 15% saving EVERY month on your Amrit Kalash Duo.


As we are starting to transition from Winter to the very very early stages of Spring I suggest you start taking FluCol Defence and if budget allows the Amrit Kalash duo, to help you stay on top during this transition.


Wishing you the bliss of balance, this week and always.

Linda Sinden and the Get Balance Team

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.

Book an appointment with me

Email: lindasinden@orbislife.co.nz Skype: Linda.Sinden 
Mobile: +64 212237525


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