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.
Each 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.