After my last post on relieving winter sniffles (which, ironically, was posted mere hours before we all came down with a 10-day-long heavy cold), a few readers asked me about ivy leaf for chesty coughs; how does it work, how long has it been used for and where does it originate?
Much like I read labels in supermarkets to understand the ingredients and where my produce has come from or opt for organic fruit and veg where possible, I always do my research before I buy health products.
So, I chatted with the team from Flordis about Prospan and its special Ivy Leaf formula; a natural chesty cough medicine that has been the subject of 10 clinical trials and 8 scientific studies on children and adults, making it one of the most researched options available.
PS: How long has ivy leaf been used as a natural way to relieve chesty coughs?
Flordis: Ivy leaf has been used for centuries, particularly in Europe, as a natural and trusted way to relieve chesty coughs. When choosing an ivy leaf option for your family, make sure to do your research first to find one that is backed by clinical research and has a long history of use.
PS: Can you tell me a bit about where you source your ivy leaf extract from and the quality control process?
Flordis: Prospan’s ivy leaf formula, EA 575, has been extensively researched across 65,000 children and adults to help relieve chesty coughs. Used by families for over 65 years, Prospan is trusted for its reliable consistency. This consistency comes down to working closely with our partners to ensure every step of the ivy leaf journey is carefully controlled – from selecting the right plant species, harvesting at the right time, to extraction and production methods, so you can be assured you’re getting the same reliable product from one batch to the next.
PS: How does it work to relieve coughs and congestion?
Flordis: Prospan works by helping to thin and loosen mucus allowing it to be naturally coughed up. Whilst easing congestion, it also helps to soothe the airways making it easier to breathe. Plus, it has a natural fruity taste to win over even the fussiest of kids.
Prospan is not to be given to children under 2 years of age without medical advice. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms or coughing persist consult your healthcare professional.
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