Natures Sunshine ALJ. ALJ is a herbal formula designed to help relieve respiratory congestion and symptoms commonly associated with the common cold, influenza (flu), bronchitis and allergies. ALJ contains herbs that are known to help relieve respiratory congestion, lower fever, stimulate immune system function, and help reduce inflammation of respiratory tract tissues. When airborne particles enter the respiratory system via the nose or the mouth, the body turns on its cleansing mechanisms, and the immune system is put on active duty. Herbal nourishment supports a healthy respiratory system that can be challenged by inhaled irritants. The herbal formula ALJ helps balance the natural eliminative functions of the respiratory system. It supports healthy lung function and helps support the body during seasonal changes. It also helps promote respiratory tissue health. 100 Capsules.
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RRP $33.95, healthy.co.nz price $26.25.
- Helps soothe irritated tissues
- Encourages the entire respiratory tract to gently cleanse itself
- Supports healthy lung function
- Assists the body in neutralizing allergens by nutritional means
- Provides effective respiratory system support
Adults: Acute. Take 2 - 4 capsules every two to four hours.
Maintenance dosage: 2 capsules three times a day.
This is what Natures Sunshine have to tell us about ALJ.
ALJ is a herbal formula designed to help relieve respiratory congestion and symptoms commonly associated with the common cold, influenza (flu), bronchitis and allergies. ALJ contains herbs that are known to relieve respiratory congestion, lower fever, stimulate immune system function, and reduce inflammation of respiratory tract tissues.
ALJ contains the 5 herbs Boneset, fennel, fenugreek, horseradish, and mullein. These herbs have been used to help with an array of respiratory conditiones, including acute bronchitis, respiratory congestion, and as an expectorant, to help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with colds and flu, including reducing fever, relieving congestion and reducing aches and pain.
Fennel seeds have been used as an expectorant and bronchodilator for the treatment of colds and coughs, including bronchitis, and to dissolve mucus in the respiratory tract. Fennel seeds contain the phytochemical alpha-pinene, which demonstrates expectorant activity to help loosen phlegm in the lungs, as well as a volatile oil that has been shown to decrease the volume and thickness of expelled respiratory mucus in animal studies.
Fenugreek seeds have been used in folk medicine since the time of ancient Egypt for a variety of respiratory tract illnesses and associated symptoms, including chronic cough, fever, upper respiratory catarrh (inflammation of mucus membranes), bronchitis and tuberculosis.
Horseradish root (Armoracia rusticana) has a long history of use treating bronchial congestion and infections, as well as tissue inflammation and swelling. In the cold, damp climates of northern Europe, horseradish has been used for coughs, bronchial congestion, influenza and other respiratory ailments, primarily due to its ability to stimulate blood flow to the respiratory mucosa, decrease the thickness of mucus, and aid in clearing respiratory catarrh by breaking up congestion in the lungs and sinuses. Furthermore, the German Commission E has approved horseradish for the treatment of respiratory tract infections and catarrh, coughs, and bronchitis.
Mullein leaves (Verbascum thapsus) have been used for the treatment of asthma, spasmodic coughs, tuberculosis and other pulmonary (lung) problems, as well as inflammatory diseases and migraine headaches. Mullein acts as an expectorant to encourage elimination of respiratory tract mucus; as an antitussive to suppress coughing; and as a respiratory demulcent to soothe irritated tissues. Mullein is reported to help tone the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and increase fluid production to relieve dry, unproductive coughs and soothe irritation in the throat and bronchial passages. Mullein is approved by the German Commission E for treating upper respiratory tract catarrh and is also indicated as an anticatarrhal remedy for sinusitis and allergic rhinitis (hayfever).
Amount Per 4 Capsules: Proprietary blend 1760mg, Boneset Herb, Fennel Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Horseradish Root, Mullein Leaves. Other ingredients: Gelatin and water.
Keep out of reach of Children. In all cases of ill health, seek professional advice before self prescribing. Do not stop taking prescribed medication, without seeking professional advice from your doctor.