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PHYTOSUN® AND GREENWOOD LABORATORIES

The aim of both Greenwood Laboratories and PhytoSun® is not only to assist people to live healthy lives, using 100% natural products, but also to educate consumers, through transparency and sharing of our knowledge.

 

Through extensive research and tests conducted by Greenwood Laboratories, not only into the uses, actions and constituents of various medicinal herbs, but also into the delivery method of the finished tincture, the unique PhytoSun® Atomiser range was born.

 

A weight to volume ratio of 1:5 is used in all of our extractions, guaranteeing not only a consistent tincture from batch to batch, but a stronger more effective herbal extract.

 

 

Product Knowledge

Most frequently asked questions

about PhytoSun® Sinus Atomiser

 

How long does this remedy last?

An adult dose lasts about 3 weeks. A Child’s dose lasts about 1 month

How long will I need to be on the remedy?

You will need to take your first 3-week course everyday for 3 weeks as well as take note of the foods that raise histamine levels in the body and avoid them as far as possible.

Does this product have any side effects i.e. drowsiness?

No. But it is suggested that Pregnant or breastfeeding woman do not use it, as this is the normal requirement for all natural or allopathic remedies.

Can I use it in conjunction with my other medication, e.g.? Blood pressure, Diabetes, Add, Anti-depressants etc.?

Yes there are no contra indications.

Must I stop using my sinus anti histamine from my doctor?

The best advice is to try not to use any other medication needed for your sinus/allergy condition. If you still need it for the first few days then use it but try and do without it.

Does the PhytoSun® Sinus Atomiser work?

All the ingredients in the PhytoSun® Sinus Atomiser comprise of tried and tested non-scheduled ingredients that have been identified through centuries of worldwide experience. Ingredients in the product are chosen for their unique healing ability and have been tried and tested and results recorded in all Pharmacopoeia’s worldwide.

What is this product?

It is a natural anti-histamine that is used to reduce the allergic reaction that the body is having. It helps clear congestion or postnasal drip, rhinitis as well as infection of the sinus passages that may cause headaches, asthma and wheezing. It helps with hay fever as well. No matter what you are allergic to e.g. dust mite, pollen, animal etc this remedy will help you.

How soon will I see results?

Some people have had relief within 20 minutes of taking the remedy. They can actually feel their sinus passages draining, other people need to use it three to four times before they have relief. If you have a post nasal drip it usually takes about 24 hours before it starts to dry up.

Is this a cure?

There is nothing on the market (natural or allopathic) that can cure an allergic reaction. By using this product and following the dietary guidelines of foods to avoid that raises histamine levels, we can get histamine levels down to manageable levels and in that way you will be starting from fresh. It is most likely that after a few months your histamine levels will climb again and you will have to use another bottle. (Our diets are never perfect)   A good idea is to keep a bottle on hand and use it if you feel you need to.

If I don’t follow the recommended food guide will it still work?

The food guide is there to help you lower histamine levels so that when you stop using the product your allergies do not return. So yes, you probably will have relief but it will not be for very long. Be aware of the foods to avoid and when possible choose a healthier alternative. In this way you will not have to be on anti- histamines for the rest of your life.

I have used the Sinus and Allergy remedy and I haven’t had any improvement. Why?

The most common reason for the person having minimal results is that the person has got a digestive disorder such as stomach ulcers, hernia, constipation, reflux, heartburn, IBS, spastic colon, candida and windiness. If your digestive system is not happy then you build up excess acids, this in turn increases histamine production, which in turn increases mucous production or makes the bronchials go into a spasm (asthma forming). Should this be the case please consult your health professional so that the correct advice can be given so as to repair the digestive system, which in turn will allow the Sinus formula to work.

Why has my child got worse while using your remedy?

When taking this formula with a congested chest it brings out all the mucous and congestion on the lungs, your child normally swallows this excess mucous, which causes nausea and thus is brought up. This is a good sign and normally clears in two days.

Why have I got a Headache when using your remedy?

For those who have built up toxins over the years, you may experience symptoms of detoxification such as headaches or aching joints. Reduce the dosage and continue.

What else will reduce the effect of this remedy?

  • Smoking
  • Antibiotics
  • Incorrect diet (acidic foods)
  • Traumatic experience
  • Excess pollution (man made chemicals)
  • Operations

 

It is important that each person try to follow the PhytoSun® immune boosting food guide found with each unit.

Please note: Should you have severe respiratory problems you should only use the product under the supervision of a health professional.

 

 

Product Knowledge

PhytoSun® Rest Atomiser

What is the PhytoSun® Rest Atomiser?

 

Insomnia & Over-excitability

Composition

  • Chamomile
  • Valerian
  • Passiflora

INTERPRETATION

Habitual sleeplessness is classified as insomnia. Chronic insomnia is often a symptom of a serious underlying medical disorder. Fifty percent of insomnia cases can be attributed to depression and psychological disorders such as; anxiety, stress or grief.

Mode of Action

COMBINED

The combined action of these herbs is as follows:

  • Sedative without creating problems with tolerance or dependency
  • Calmative
  • Nerve relaxant

Valerian root’s (Valeriana officinalis) ability to normalise the central nervous system makes it valuable in calming the nerves in cases of nervous tension or agitation. Valerian is well known for its calming and sedative effects, which are exerted without producing the drowsiness and deterioration of reflexes and alertness so characteristic of synthetic tranquillisers.

Phytochemicals: Azulene, beta-carotene, beta-ionone, beta-sitosterol, borneol, bornyl acetate, caffeic acid, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, isovaleric acid, kaempferol, limonene, p-coumaric acid, quercetin, valepotrates, valerenic acid, valerenone, valeric acid.

Nutrients: Calcium, chloine, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc.

Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, and C.

 

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomillia) has been shown to possess a calming action on the nervous system. This can be manifested as a gentle sedative effect and can also be used to generally reduce nervous tension.

Phytochemicals: Alpha-bisabolol, apigenin, azulene, borneol, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, farnesol, gentisic acid, geraniol, hyperoside, daempferol, luteolin, p-coumaric acid, perillyl alcohol, quercetin, rutin, salicylic acid, sinapic acid, tannin, umbelliferone.

Nutrients: Choline

Vitamins: B1, B3 and C.

 

Passion Flower

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnate) is widely acknowledged to be a good medicine for anxiety, tension, irritability and insomnia. Its gentle sedative properties produce a soothing and relaxing effect, reducing nervous over activity and panic, making it a mild and non-addictive herbal tranquilliser. Passion flower’s pain killing properties makes it useful in treating tooth ache, headaches and period pain.

Nutrients and Minerals: Amino acids and calcium

Caution: Do not use during pregnancy at is may stimulate the uterus.

Indications

  • Insomnia
  • Acute anxiety, nervous tension and neurosis

Contraindications and Cautions:

Do not take if taking any over the counter or prescription sleeping tablets. May lead to drowsiness.

Dosage and administration

Sleep aid: 30-40 drops in a little water or juice 30 minutes before bed.

Over-excitability: 15 drops in a little water or juice up to 5 times a day.

Additional Recommended Therapy

In the evening eat bananas, dates, figs, milk, tuna, turkey and whole grain crackers or yoghurt. These foods are high in tryptophan, which promotes sleep. Eating a grapefruit half at bedtime also helps. Avoid all stimulants such as caffeine containing beverages after lunch.

 

 

Product Knowledge

PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser

What is the PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser?

 

It is a combination of herbs specifically formulated to lower uric acid levels, reduce swelling, ease inflammation, improve circulation and dissolve acidic crystals.

 

PhytoSun® Gout Constituents

 

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. Alfalfa alkalises and detoxifies the body. It acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. Lowers cholesterol, balances blood sugar and promotes pituitary gland function. Good for anaemia, arthritis, ulcers, bleeding-related disorders, and disorders of the bones and joints, digestive system and skin.

Phytochemicals: Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, chlorophyll, coumarin, crytoxanthin, daidzein, fumaric acid, genistein, limonene, lutein, saponin, stigmasterol, zeaxanthin.

Nutrients: Calcium, copper, folate, iron, silicon, zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium.

Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, D, E & K.

 

Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a Native American remedy. It has long been used for its anti-inflammatory benefits in joint problems such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

Phytochemicals: Beta-carotene, cimicifugin, formononetin, gallic acid, phytosterols, salicylic acid, tannic acid and tannin.

Nutrients: Calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc.

Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, and C.

 

Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) originated from the tropical regions of the Americas and was first introduced to the west in the 16th century. Cayenne aids in improving circulation and digestion.   Cayenne also acts as a catalyst for other herbs. It is good for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen and stomach. Cayenne helps to prevent infections establishing themselves in the digestive system and will counter infections if present. Cayenne, as a warming stimulant, makes it a valuable remedy for poor circulation and related conditions. In particular it improves blood flow to the hands and feet and to the central organs.

Phytochemicals: Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-ionone, caffeic acid, campesterol, capsicin (0.1-1.5%), carvone, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, citric acid, cryptoxanthin, hesperidin, kaempferol, limonene, lutein, myristic acid 1.8-cineole, p-coumaric acid, quercetin, scopoletin, stigmasterol, zeacanthin.

Nutrients: Amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc.

Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C & E.

 

Celery (Apium Graveolens) Records show that Celery has been cultivated for at least 3 000 years, notably in Pharoanic Egypt, and it was known in China in the 5th century BC. Throughout history Celery has been used for its cleansing properties and for treating rheumatic conditions and gout. Celery helps the kidneys dispose of urates and other unwanted waste products as well as working to reduce acidity in the body as a whole. It is useful in helping detoxify the body and improve the circulation of the blood to the muscles and joints. Celery is mildly diuretic, an antioxidant and has a significant antiseptic action.

Phytochemicals: Alpha-pinene, apigenin, bergapten, beta-carotene, caffeic acid, carvone, chlorogenic acid, coumarin, eugenol, ferulic acid, isopuercitrin, limonene, linalool, luteolin, mannitol, myrstic acid, myristicin, p-coumaric acid, rutin, scopoletin, shikimic acid, thymol.

Nutrients: Amino acids, boron, calcium, choline, essential fatty acids, folate, inositol, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium sulphur, zinc,

Vitamins: A1, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E and K.

 

Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) Native to both North America and Europe, Cramp Bark was recognised as recently as 1960 in the US National Formulatary as a sedative remedy for nervous conditions and as an antispasmodic. In cases where joint weakness and pain have caused muscles to contract until they are almost rigid, cramp bark can bring remarkable relief. As the muscles relax, blood flow to the area improves, waste products such as lactic acid are removed and normal function can return.

Phytochemicals: Esculetin, scopoletin, valerianic acid.

Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc.

 

Devils Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) medicinal properties were first discovered by various Southern African natives who used the plant to treat digestive problems and joint related disorders. French research conducted in 1992 indicated that devil’s claw is an anti-inflammatory and there is evidence to confirm that it seems to be effective in easing the symptoms of joint pain and reduces inflammation. It acts as a diuretic, sedative and digestive simulate.   The strongly bitter taste of Devil’s Claw stimulates and tones the digestive system. Many joint related conditions are associated with poor digestion and absorption of food. The stimulant effect of this herb on the stomach and gallbladder contributes to its overall therapeutic value as an anti-arthritic remedy.

Phytochemicals: Chlorogenic acid, cinnamic acid, harpagide, harpagoside, kaempferol, lueolin, oleanolic acid.

Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc.

 

Echinacea (echinacea species) is native to North America and is one of the world’s most important medicinal herbs. Research shows that it has the ability to raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. The polysaccharides have an anti-hyaluronidase action, inhibiting the ability of viruses to enter and take over cells, while the alkamides are antibacterial and anti-fungal. In addition to Echinacea’s ability to detoxify it is a natural antibiotic and helps to relieve allergies.

Phytochemicals: Alpha-pinene, apigenin, arabinogalactan, beta-carotene, beta-stosterol, betaine, borneol, caffeic acid, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, cynarin, echinacoside, ferulic acid, kaempferol, luteolin, quercetin, rutin, stigmasterol, vanillin, verbascoside.

Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc,

Vitamins: B1, B2, B3 and C.

Do not take if suffering from auto-immune disease.

 

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a powerful tonic herb with an impressive range of health benefits. Unlike many herbs with a medicinal use, it is more useful for maintaining good health rather than treating ill health. Research has shown that Siberian ginseng stimulates resistance to stress and it is now widely used as a tonic during times of stress and pressure. Russian studies since the 1950’s have shown that Siberian ginseng appears to have a general tonic effect on the body, in particular on the adrenal glands, helping the body to withstand heat, cold, infection and other physical stresses. It has even been given to astronauts to counter the effects of weightlessness. Siberian ginseng improves mental resilience, physical stress and is also effective in the treatment of prolonged exhaustion and debility, resulting from overwork and long-term stress. The herb also stimulates immune resistance and is taken to aid recovery from illness.

Phytochemicals: Beta-sitosterol, campesterols, caryophyllene, cinnamic acid, escin, ferulic acid, fumaric acid, ginsenosides, kaempferol, oleanolic acid, panaxic acid, panaxin, saponin, stigmasterol, vanillic acid.

Nutrients: Calcium, choline, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, zinc, Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5 and C.

 

(Phytochemicals are the biologically active substances in plants that are responsible for giving them colour, flavour, and natural disease resistance.)

 

Although each herb has its own unique healing properties it is the combination of these ingredients in specific quantities that allows the formula to successfully reduce swelling and inflammation, improve circulation, dissolve acidic crystals and neutralise uric acid.

 

Most frequently asked questions about Gout & PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser

What is gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling (inflammation) in some joints. It usually affects one joint at a time. The large toe is most often affected, but gout can also affect other joints in the leg and, less often, joints in the arm.

 

What causes gout?

Gout results from the abnormal deposit of sodium urate crystals in the joint cartilage that is later released into the joint fluid. Gout symptoms can be precipitated by stress, infection, joint injury, weight loss, surgery, certain kinds of drug treatments, over indulgence of alcohol or highly acidic foods, or even something as seemingly inconsequential as a long walk that one was not sufficiently physically fit to undertake.

 

What is uric acid?

Uric acid is not a fundamentally harmful substance, but a power anti oxidant, almost as effective as Vitamin C, that help protect cells from oxidative damage. It is only when levels become abnormally elevated that it becomes problematic. Approximately 70% of people who suffer from gout produce too much uric acid and 30% cannot efficiently eliminate it from their body. Elevated levels of uric acid in the body can also be an indicator of poor kidney function.

 

How frequent are gout attacks?

Gout attacks can recur from time to time in the same joint. The initial attack may last several days to two weeks unless treated. Over time, gout attacks may occur more often, involve more joints, have more severe symptoms and last longer.

 

Who is affected by gout?

Gout affects millions of people, mostly men over the age of 30, people who are overweight and people who frequently drink alcohol. When gout affects women, it is usually after menopause.

 

Can gout be treated through diet?

Through the specially formulated PhytoSun® food guide, uric acid levels can be controlled and by limiting certain foods, production of uric acid can be lowered.

 

Why do I need to urinate more often while taking the PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser?

The PhytoSun® Gout formula contains natural diuretics, which aid in flushing excess uric acid from the body.

 

My gout symptoms eased when first taking the PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser but after a while the pain in my joints returned. Why?

The PhytoSun® gout atomiser is specifically formulated to dissolve acidic crystals that cause the pain associated with gout. As the crystals start to dissolve they begin to shift causing a certain amount of pain. The pain will ease with continued use of the PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser.

 

How long will I need to take the PhytoSun® Gout Atomiser?

It is recommended that the first bottle be taken as directed and the course completed. This will ensure that all excess uric acid levels are flushed out of the system and that acidic crystals begin to dissolve. The severity of the acidic crystal build will dictate whether another full course of the formula needs to be taken or not. It is best to contact PhytoSun® directly to discuss your gout history and severity

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