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Winter is coming – and this is how I prepare! I don’t know about you, but I am extremely anxious about this school year. Apart from pages upon pages of new rules and regulations (open windows and doors at all times is one of my “favourites”, the last thing my asthmatic kid needs), this will also mean that every cough or sneeze will be treated as suspected case of Covid19. So this is how I am preparing to keep my child’s immune in top condition. Let’s see what I got from iHerb to help support immune system naturally?
Not too sure why it took me 2000 years to order from iHerb, but once I have started, I think I won’t be able to stop! Everything You see in this picture, plus two more items cost me a bit less than83€, which is super great deal in my mind. Shipping includes and taxes prepaid. Would I have purchased everything in the EU, I would have paid well over 100€ I think. Two of the products I am most happy about are OreganolP73, which is natural antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial remedy, and Oscollococcinum, which is homeopathic cold and flu remedy I use for about a decade now. Since it is not available in the Ireland or UK, it is very hard for me to get my paws on it – and it sealed the deal for me getting this order. I talk about this and OreganolP73 in great detail in My Natural Medicine Cabinet post here. Both remedies I have used for years and would wholeheartedly recommend for anyone, mama or not.
Ingredients [OreganolP73]: Extra virgin olive oil and wild, organic oregano oil.
Ingredients [Oscollococcinum]: Anas barbariae 200CK HPUS, lactose, sucrose.
I also chose three remedies from Natrabio – a homeopathic remedies brand I am yet to try, so Your feedback would be greatly appreciated! Two of the remedies I chose are for kids, cold and flu remedies, liquid no alcohol formula. We haven’t tried either yet, but once we will, I will surely update You one way or the other. Fingers crossed! What I like about the homeopathic remedies that there’s no side effects, in the worst case scenario it just won’t work.
Ingredients: Children's Cold & Flu Relief: Active: Aconitum napellus (aconite) 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X, echinacea angustifolia (core flower) 3X, allium cepa (red onion) 6X, euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) 6X, gelsemium sempervirens (yellow jessamine) 6X, sanguinaria canadensis (blood root) 6X, sticta pulmonaria (lung wort) 6X;Inactive: Citric acid, glycerin, purified water, sodium benzoate.
Ingredients: Children's Cold & Flu Relief NIGHTIME: Active: Aconitum napellus (aconite) 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X, echinacea angustifolia (cone flower) 3X, chamomilla (chamomile) 4X, passiflora incarnata (passion flower) 4X, humulus lupulus (hops) 4X, avena sativa (wild oat) 4X, allium cepa (red onion) 6X, euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) 6X, gelsemium sempervirens (yellow jessamine) 6X, sanguinaria canadensis (blood root) 6X, sticta pulmonaria (lung wort) 6X, magnesia muriatica (magnesium chloride) 6X; Inactive: Citric acid, glycerin, purified water, sodium benzoate.
Hyland’s 4 Kids Sniffles & Sneezes
This is also a new-to-me remedy for kids aged 2-12. This time it is pellets, which you tip into the cap and straight to your mouth – try to never touch any homeopathic remedies with your hands, and also please allow 15-20 window of not eating or drinking after as not to dilute the remedy. This we have tried straight away, what kids does not have sniffles during school year, right?
Ingredients: Active Ingredients & Purpose: Aconitum Napellus 6X HPUSsneezing, watery eyes, sore throat with sudden onsetAllium Cepa 6X HPUSred, watery eyes, runny nose with irritating dischargeGelsemium Sempervirens 6X HPUSsneezing, headache, sore throat, coughZincum Gluconium 2X HPUSrunny nose and sore throat “HPUS” indicates that the active ingredients are in the official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. Inactive Ingredients: Acacia Gum, Lactose N.F.
Bio Allers Mold, Dust & Allergy Treatment (homeopathic)
This has me all over, you probably know I have mold issue in the apartment, thus allergy to it, resulting in rhinitis (aka permanent sinusitis), and dust allergy too. As this is alcohol based, I will not be giving it to my younger kid, but I will try to persuade the elder to take it with me and track the results.
Active Ingredients Purpose Adrenalinum 6X decongestant Arsenicum lodatum 6X relieves allergy symptoms Lycopodium clavatum 6X relieves allergy symptoms Natrum Sulphuricum 6X relieves allergy symptoms Silicea 6X relieves allergy symptoms Histaminum Hydrochloricum 12X antihistamine Aspergillus flavus 12X allergen (mold*) Aspergillus fumigatus 12X allergen (mold*) Aspergillus glaucus 12X allergen (mold*) Aspergillus nidulans 12X allergen (mold*) Aspergillus niger 12X allergen (mold*) Candida albicans 12X allergen (yeast) Farinae (mite) 12X allergen (dust mite) House Dust 12X allergen (house dust) Mucor plumbeus 12X allergen (mold) Penicillium camemberti 12X allergen (mold*) Penicillium chrysogenum 12X allergen (mold*) Penicillium digitatum 12X allergen (mold*) Penicillium notatum 12X allergen (mold*) Penicillium roqueforti 12X allergen (mold*) Saccharomyces 12X allergen (baker's yeast) Saccharomyces 12X allergen (brewer's yeast) *Aspergillus is a common mold found in wet climates, on wood and is a primary decomposer of fallen leaves and vegetation. Penicillium is a common mold found on foods especially cheeses and bread. Inactive Ingredients: Purified water, USP alcohol
That’s it for the remedies this time, but not all to my haul though. The hook that got me to order in the first place, was the massive 60% beauty products sale, but guess what? I ended up with only BDellium Tools eye shader brush, which cost me mere 3.44€ with the discount added. That’s what I love about iHerb, their prices are awesome and on top of that there’s always some kind of deal going on! Which is how I got California Gold Nutrition Gold C Vitamin C 1000mg. This is my preferred vitamin C dose – please do yourself a favour and go research RDA (recommended daily allowance) versus optimal levels, and your life will be changed forever. You can come back and thank me later 🙂
So, yes, this is my fun little haul from iHerb. It took 10 days to arrive Ireland, nothing was broken or damaged and packaged very well. The box itself is very sturdy cardboard, so I cut the top of and kept to be used around the house – I mean, there’s always things to be organized, isn’t it?
That’s it for my post, thanks for reading, I appreciate it! Your turn – tell me Your iHerb staples, so I could check them out and add them to my wishlist. I am sure I am the last person or Earth to order from iHerb, so I could use some of the helping hand sorting the good stuff from the not so good 🙂