North American Herb & Spice BerriMax

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Description

Maximum Strength Wild Raw Berry Extract
8 Wild Canadian Berries
BerriMax is the most powerful berry extract available. It's powerful because it is raw and wild. All enzymes and flavonoids are intact. Get your wild berries in a raw form, as nature intended, handpicked form the most remote areas of the wilderness. This is the only 100% raw, concentrated, undiluted, wild berry extract available.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 20 Drops
Servings Per Container 88
Amount Per Serving % DV
Proprietary Blend 0.00**
Wild blackberry extract 0.00**
Wild lingonberry extract 0.00**
Neroli orange essence 0.00**
Wild red & black raspberry extracts 0.00**
Wild honeysuckle berry extract 0.00**
Wild chokecherry extract 0.00**
Wild blueberry extract 0.00**
Wild serviceberry extract 0.00 **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Take 20 or more drops twice daily. For variety, mix with raw honey and add to yogurt, milk, or cream.

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Ivy Leaf

Ivy Leaf
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Asthma
Dose: 25 drops of a leaf extract twice per day
A study involving children with bronchial asthma suggested that ivy leaf was effective in increasing the amount of oxygen in the lungs.(more)
Bronchitis
Dose: Adults: 50 drops extract twice per day; children: 25 drops twice per day
Ivy leaf is anti-inflammatory and has been shown to be as effective as the drug ambroxol for chronic bronchitis.(more)
Cough
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Ivy leaf has a long history of use for relieving coughs.(more)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dose: 50 drops of a concentrated alcohol extract twice per day
One double-blind trial found an ivy leaf extract to be as effective as the mucus-dissolving drug ambroxol for treating chronic bronchitis, which is a component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (more)
Asthma
Dose: 25 drops of a leaf extract twice per day

A controlled trial on children with bronchial asthma suggested that 25 drops of ivy leaf extract given twice daily was effective in increasing the amount of oxygen in the lungs after only three days of use. However, the frequency of cough and shortness of breath symptoms did not change during the short trial period.1

References

1. Mansfeld HJ, Hohre H, Repges R, Dethlefsen U. Therapy of bronchial asthma with dried ivy leaf extract. Munch Med Wschr 1998;140:32-6.

Bronchitis
Dose: Adults: 50 drops extract twice per day; children: 25 drops twice per day

Anti-inflammatory herbs may help people with bronchitis. Often these herbs contain complex polysaccharides and have a soothing effect; they are also known as demulcents. Ivy leaf is approved in the German Commission E monograph for use against chronic inflammatory bronchial conditions.1 One double-blind human trial found ivy leaf to be as effective as the drug ambroxol for chronic bronchitis.2 Ivy leaf is a non-demulcent anti-inflammatory.

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al, eds. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 153.

2. Meyer-Wegner J. Ivy versus ambroxol in chronic bronchitis. Zeits Allegemeinmed 1993;69:61-6 [in German].

Cough
Dose: Refer to label instructions

The mucilage of slippery elm gives it a soothing effect for coughs. Usnea also contains mucilage, which may be helpful in easing irritating coughs. There is a long tradition of using wild cherry syrups to treat coughs. Other traditional remedies to relieve coughs include bloodroot, catnip, comfrey (the above-ground parts, not the root), horehound, elecampane, mullein, lobelia, hyssop, licorice, mallow, (Malvia sylvestris),red clover, ivy leaf, pennyroyal(Hedeoma pulegioides, Mentha pulegium),onion, (Allium cepa), and plantain (Plantago lanceolata, P. major). None of these has been investigated in human trials, so their true efficacy for relieving coughs is unknown.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dose: 50 drops of a concentrated alcohol extract twice per day

One double-blind trial found an ivy leaf extract to be as effective as the mucus-dissolving drug ambroxol for treating chronic bronchitis.1

References

1. Meyer-Wegner J. Ivy versus ambroxol in chronic bronchitis. Zeits Allegemeinmed 1993;69:61-6 [in German].

Parts Used & Where Grown

Ivy is an evergreen climber native to the damp woods of western, central, and southern Europe. The leaf is used medicinally.1 It should be carefully distinguished from poison ivy found in the Americas.

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