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Route Of Administration
Those suited to the allowable route(s) of administration. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.
Use(s) or Purpose(s)
Statement(s) to the effect of:
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve mucous membrane inflammations of the mouth and/or throat
, Blumenthal et al. 2000
, Saunders 2000
, Felter and Lloyd 1983
Dry, Powder, Decoction & Infusion + All Non-Standardised Extracts
1 - 4 Grams
Directions For Use:
Rinse and/or gargle as needed
See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.
Duration of use
No statement is required
Statement(s) to the effect of:
Caution(s) and Warning(s)
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant
Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family
, ESCOP 2003
Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Hypersensitivity/allergy is known to occur, in which case, discontinue use
, Mills and Bone 2005
Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.
- The finished product specifications must be established in accordance with the requirements described in the NHPD Quality of Natural Health Products Guide.
- The medicinal ingredient must comply with the requirements outlined in the Natural Health Products Ingredient Database (NHPID).
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Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use
BUCCAL AND/OR GARGLE:
1 - 2 g dried flower (Saunders 2000)
Directions for use:
Pour 150 ml of boiling water over dried flower and infuse. Rinse and/or gargle as needed (Saunders 2000).
2 - 4 g dried equivalent (1:1, 40% alcohol, 2-4 ml) (Saunders 2000)
Directions for use:
Add to 1,250 ml water (Saunders 2000). Rinse and/or gargle as needed.