Blackmores Horseradish + Garlic helps to relieve the symptoms of sinusitis, hay fever and mild upper respiratory tract infections. It helps clear the sinuses and reduce mucous congestion.
Features and benefits
- Contains horseradish, a nasal and bronchial dilator of benefit in the relief of nasal congestion, sinusitis and catarrh
How it works:
The pungent compounds, the mustard oils, found in horseradish are thought to be the constituents which give it the traditionally recognised decongestant effect. Horseradish has been found to have antibiotic properties and clears the respiratory passages.
Garlic has traditionally been used for the relief of respiratory catarrh, recurrent colds, and flu . Garlic has been shown to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal and antiparasitic properties.
Garlic contains sulphur compounds which are concentrated in the bulb. These sulphur compounds include alliin, a sulphur-containing amino acid. Alliin is responsible for many of the beneficial actions of garlic. Alliin is converted by enzymes naturally occurring in garlic to the active compound allicin, when garlic is cut, crushed or chewed . Allicin is responsible for the characteristic smell of garlic, and the biological activity of garlic lies in its ability to produce allicin .
Adults – Take 1 to 2 tablets daily with food.
Children under 12 years – Not recommended.
Contraindications and cautions
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi
Discontinue use at least 2 weeks before surgery. Garlic may increase the risk of bleeding associated with surgery
May occasionally cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
Active ingredients per capsule
Garlic (Allium sativum) dry bulb powder 400 mg
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) extract equiv. to dry root 590 mg
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) powder 10 mg
Garlic may increase the risk of bleeding with warfarin. Consult your healthcare professional before use if taking warfarin.