Similasan Mucus Relief Expectorant Syrup - 4 fl oz. (118 ml)
Similasan Mucus Relief Expectorant Syrup is a multi-symptom syrup created to stimulate the body’s natural ability to relieve the symptoms of the common cold. Mucus Relief makes it easy for you to cough up mucus. At Similasan, we understand you just want to feel better.
- 100% Natural Active Ingredients
- Alcohol Free
- Dye Free
- No Artificial Flavoring
- Gluten Free
How Similasan Products Work
Similasan products stimulate
the body to heal itself by utilizing "microdilutions" of the 100% Natural Active Ingredients. This system of medicine is known as homeopathy.
In the production of Similasan homeopathic medicines, their 100% Natural Active Ingredients (originating from mineral, plants or animals) undergo a process of serial dilution. This complex terminology simply means that Similasan creates a very weak dilution, or a microdilution of the ingredient. Technically, a solution’s concentration is represented by an "X." For example, an ingredient diluted to the level of 6X contains 0.0000001% of the active ingredient. This homeopathic mode of action is similar in theory to a conventional allergy or flu shot, yet the 100% Natural Active Ingredients in homeopathic products are much more dilute, and are safe for all ages.
Similasan is often asked why some ingredients, such as apis (honey bee), belladonna and mercurius are used? After all, these substances can trigger significant reactions when used in strong concentrations. This is true. In homeopathy however, the dosages are not concentrated enough to poison the body. The body’s immune system reacts to the ingredients by triggering the immune system to heal the underlying problem. For example, a microdilution of honey bee will trigger the body to fight symptoms such as burning, stinging and swelling, which are in many cases, the symptoms of allergy.
In summary, homeopathy is a completely unique way of treating ailments. Rather than imposing a chemical drug on the body with the hope of temporarily masking symptoms, homeopathic 100% Natural Active Ingredients attempt to stimulate a physiological reaction of the body's healing mechanisms. In other words, homeopathy encourages the body to maintain proper health by imposing a gentle stimulus, and letting your system do the rest.
History of Homeopathy
Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering. The principle of homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars. It was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who discovered the benefits of homeopathy. He pioneered the dilution process still used by all homeopathic formulators. Today, after 200 years of homeopathic drug proving, there is a basis or "pathogenesis" that each formulator and homeopathic practitioner follows when diagnosing and treating patients. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann: The Father of Homeopathic Medicine
Samuel Hahnemann developed the homeopathic approach to medicine more than 200 years ago. Hahnemann was awarded his doctorate in medicine from the University of Erlangen, Germany in 1779. After practicing medicine for 5 years, he found that conventional medicine at the time was invasive, riddled with side effects, and often did more harm than good. He wanted to develop a system that would serve as a gentle first line of defense.
After reading a 20-page dissertation describing the use of cinchona bark to treat malaria, Hahnemann experimented with this ingredient. To his surprise, he found that cinchona bark actually caused malaria symptoms when taken in large doses. He then hypothesized that cinchona was effective in helping treat malaria due to its ability to cause these symptoms. In subsequent treatments on people suffering from malaria, he confirmed that while cinchona helped, it was very harsh and caused other difficulties. Hahnemann found that diluting the cinchona eliminated it's harsh side effects while maintaining its beneficial healing effects.
Hahnemann then had a brilliant idea: to progressively dilute the substances and to mix or grind the dilution in each stage of concentration.
Named "dynamization" by Dr. Hahnemann,
this preparation technique was a significant contribution to the foundation of homeopathy. His formulations and theories proved to be startlingly effective treatments, even 200 years later.
Stemming from Hahnemann’s experiments, homeopathy went on to become a predominant form of medical treatment used by physicians worldwide. In the U.S. homeopathy was widely practiced in hospitals in the 19th and early 20th centuries. As recently as 1998, the World Health Organization recognized homeopathy as one of the systems of traditional medicine that should be integrated with conventional medicine to ensure adequate health care. In the U.S. today, there are hundreds of homeopathic OTC products found in drug stores, grocery stores, health food stores and mass merchandisers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering. The principle of Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars. It was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who discovered the benefits of Homeopathy. He pioneered the dilution process still used by all Homeopathic formulators. Today, after 200 years of Homeopathic drug proving, there is a basis or "pathogenesis" that each formulator and homeopathic doctor follows when diagnosing and treating patients.
Are Homeopathic products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?
Yes, homeopathic remedies are prepared according to the guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS), which is recognized as official by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The manufacture of homeopathic remedies is regulated similarly to nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does require that homeopathic remedies meet certain legal standards for quality, strength, and purity. Only products for self-limiting conditions recognizable by consumers (minor health problems like a cold or headache that go away on their own) can be sold without a prescription.
To be accepted as a homeopathic drug by the FDA, product ingredients must be identified in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
Can I use Similasan products while pregnant/nursing?
As with all OTC products, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should check with your health care provider before using their products. If possible, check with a health care provider who is familiar with homeopathic products.
My doctor isn't familiar with Similasan products or how they work. Where can I find a doctor who is?
Similasan recommends visiting a doctor who has received training in homeopathy. The National Center for Homeopathy publishes a list of homeopathic practitioners on its website.
Does Similasan perform animal testing?
No. Similasan products are never tested on animals.
Will Similasan products cause dependence or "the rebound effect?"
While some conventional OTC medicines (eye drops and nasal decongestants) clear up, or "mask," symptoms temporarily, the same symptoms often come back with shorter periods of relief in between doses. For this reason, many people develop a dependency on OTC eye drops and nasal decongestants. Similasan's Original Swiss Formulas are intended to stimulate the body's natural ability to provide relief for symptoms of common ailments. There is no worry of toxic build-up or the rebound effect with any Similasan product.
About The Company:
Similasan Corporation, USA
Similasan homeopathic products are formulated using traditional guidelines and produced according to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by Similasan AG. They are imported, distributed, and marketed by Similasan Corporation, their North American headquarters, located just south of Denver, Colorado.
Similasan Corporation was founded in 1987 with the introduction of Dry Eye Relief eye drops (formerly known as Eye Drops #1), which is hugely popular in Switzerland. Americans immediately realized the benefit of using a gentle, homeopathic eye drop and the Similasan Corporation story began.
Since then, Similasan products have found a place in the American family’s medicine cabinet by offering gentle, safe and effective remedies that provide symptomatic relief from ailments of the eyes, ears, nose, nerves, chest, cough & cold, and kids.
For over 30 years, their Original Swiss Formulas - always made with 100% Natural Active Ingredients - have been providing families with remedies they can trust.
Where It All Started
Similasan AG in Jonen, Switzerland was founded by Swiss druggist Armin Spaeni from a line of combination homeopathic remedies that he created for his retail store. After realizing the success that his remedies had in treating his patients’ ailments, Spaeni, along with two friends, founded Similasan AG in Jonen, Switzerland in 1980 to enable them to manufacture larger quantities of remedies for their rapidly growing customer base. Similasan quickly became one of the best selling brands in Swiss drugstores, where it remains as a top seller of over- the- counter remedies.
Guiding Principles: Similasan's Mission Statement
At Similasan, their unending commitment is to help people feel better. Guided by their Swiss heritage, they offer natural homeopathic remedies that provide symptomatic relief. They are dedicated to ethical practices and integrity in all that they do. Feel good about feeling better.
100% Natural Active Ingredients
Every Similasan natural medicine is formulated using traditional homeopathic guidelines and produced in accordance with the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), so you can feel assured about providing temporary relief and comfort to your family with Similasan natural remedies.