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100 capsules 500 mg each
The Cold & Flu Formula is designed as a maximum strength herbal formula to help people with cold and flu symptoms. The formula is designed to help at any stage of a cold or flu. The herbs in the formula have no known side effects. Dr. Zhang uses this formula in combination with the Infection Formula for more severe symptoms of cold and flu. If you have a swollen throat, the best way to use is to open the capsules and put the powder in a cup. Add boiling water to the powder, stir, and make it into a tea. Then, drink it slowly. If you do not feel better in 2-3 days, see your physician.
Infection usually refers to the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by microorganisms. Common infectious agents include bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeasts and fungi. The body responds to infections by inflammation. Infections may be treated naturally or with drugs. Three main classes of anti-infective drugs are antibacterial (antibiotic), antiviral, and antifungal.
Many individuals develop a variety of infections but quickly overcome them. However, some individuals may develop chronic or persistent infections. Viruses that can cause chronic infection include measles, hepatitis, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Bacteria can also cause chronic infections in individuals with diabetes, compromised immunity or smoking habit. Symptoms of infection may include fatigue, weight loss, fever, chills, body aches and pain.
It is important to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections because although they can cause similar symptoms, viral infections cannot be treated by antibiotics. In general, bacterial infections tend to produce localized symptoms such as redness, swelling and pain around the infection site, while viral infections tend to produce systemic symptoms that involve multiple body systems such as runny nose, sinus congestion, cough and body aches.
Chronic ear infections are a common problem in children. These infections may be due to a bacteria or the common cold virus. The disorder often presents with persistent blockage of the ear, hearing loss, chronic ear drainage, balance problems, deep ear pain, headache, fever, excess sleepiness or confusion. Chronic ear infections usually develop slowly over many years in patients who have had ear problems. The treatment of persistent ear infections is complex and requires a combination of natural or synthetic antibiotics, corticosteroids, and placement of tubes.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection (next to upper respiratory tract infection). UTIs account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year. Women are more prone to UTIs than men.
The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria (usually Escherichia coli) from the digestive tract cling to the opening of the urethra and begin to propagate. Bacteria may successively infect urethra (urethritis), bladder (cystitis), and the kidneys (pyelonephritis). Microorganisms called Chlamydia and Mycoplasma may also cause UTIs in both men and women. Unlike E. coli, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma may be sexually transmitted.
UTIs are treated with natural or synthetic antibiotics. Commonly used drugs include trimethoprim, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin, and ampicillin.
Staph Infections (Staphylococcus aureus)
Staphylococcus bacteria can cause a wide range of diseases from skin infections (boils, impetigo, and cellulitis) to fatal blood poisoning (sepsis). When the bacteria enter the bloodstream, known as bacteremia, a number of serious conditions can occur: Staphylococcal pneumonia predominantly affects people with underlying lung disease and can lead to abscess in the lungs. Infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) can lead to heart failure. Spread of Staphylococci to the bones can result in severe inflammation of the bones (osteomyelitis). Staphylococcal sepsis is a leading cause of shock and death in people with large severe burns.
Staphylococcus bacteria are also among the most common causes of food poisoning. Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, which are caused by eating foods contaminated with toxins produced by staphylococcus aureus. These symptoms usually develop within 6 hours after eating contaminated food and last for 1-3 days and resolves on its own.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute infection that is sometimes associated with tampon use during menstruation. The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include a high fever, an abrupt episode of shivering and chills, intense muscle pain, profuse watery diarrhea, headache, and vomiting. Shock may develop within 48 hours.
Staph infections are treated with topical, oral, or intravenous antibiotics such as oxacillin, methicillin, and nafcillin, depending upon the type and severity of the infection.
Two classes of streptococcus bacteria - Groups A and B - are responsible for most streptococcal infections. Strep infections are commonly treated with penicillin.
Group A strep causes strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis), which accounts for the majority of sore throats caused by bacteria. The symptoms of strep throat may include a fever, severe pain and difficulty swallowing, inflamed tonsils, a red sore throat, a "strawberry" appearance of the tongue, enlarged lymph nodes, loss of appetite, weakness, malaise, and abdominal discomfort. Other infections caused by group A streptococcus include scarlet fever (red rash on the body), impetigo (skin lesions with itching and encrustment), toxic shock syndrome, cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease).
Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns, and urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.
Salmonella is a very common infection, with more than two million new cases reported in the United States each year. Salmonella causes typhoid fever and stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Typhoid fever is usually contracted by drinking contaminated water and is marked by persistent fever and flu-like symptoms. Stomach flu caused by salmonella is usually contracted by eating contaminated or inadequately processed foods and contact with infected animals or people. Symptoms typically include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and fever. Treatment for uncomplicated cases includes bed rest and fluid and electrolyte replacement.
Infections by E. coli and other bacteria living in human intestines also cause a great deal of diarrheal illness in children. These infections are also prevalent among travelers to underdeveloped countries. People with mild infections recover easily. Those with severe infections require prompt fluid and electrolyte replacement to prevent fatal dehydration.
Direct human-to-human transmission can be diminished by adequate hygiene and sanitary environment. Frequent hand washing remains the most important factors in preventing spread of disease-causing organisms. Nutritional improvement and exercise are also important in enhancing immune functions. Vaccination is another way to prevent diseases caused by infections.
Natural remedies can help our body to efficiently fight against acute and chronic infections, and enhance immunity when a person's resistance is low. The HERBALmax Infection Formula is a 100% natural herbal remedy designed as a natural antibiotic and antiviral supplement to effectively fight bacterial and viral attacks.
Dr. Zhang created this unique formula by combining herbs of both antibacterial and antiviral effects and achieved great results. In her clinical practice, patients frequently report clear improvement within just 2-3 days. The dosage can be increased if needed, especially for ear infections. Urinary tract infections may benefit from a double dose.
Like every HERBALmax product, the Infection Formula is a safe, non-addictive natural remedy containing herbs selected to the highest standards. The herbs in the formula have no known side effects. If you do not feel better after 3 days, please see your physician.
Designed For: Symptoms caused by bacteria and viruses such as stomach flu, fever, sore throat, skin boils, ear, gum, sinus, lymph node, and urinary tract infections.
Directions For Use:
Adults and Children Age 13 and Older: 5 capsules 3 times a day between meals with water.
Adults and children age 14 and older: 5 capsules three times a day between meals with warm water
Children ages 10-13: 4 capsules three times a day between meals with warm water
Children ages 7-9: 3 capsules three times a day between meals with warm water
Children ages 4-6: 2 capsule three times a day between meals with warm water*
Children ages 2-3: 1 capsule twice a day between meals with warm water*
*For Difficult Cases: take every 5 hours. For urinary tract infection, take a double dose.
For Skin Infections: remove the powder from capsules and place onto a gauze or cotton pad. Next, place the gauze or cotton on the infected skin and wrap it with a bandage.
*Children under age 6: open the capsules and pour the powder into a tablespoon. Mix the powder with warm water (add honey, if desired) and then have your child swallow.
Active Ingredients: Baical Skullcap Root, Gentian Root, Japanese Honeysuckle Flowers, Weeping Golden Bell Fruits, Andrographis.
Disclaimer: Infection and fever can be a serious condition; if symptoms persist, contact your physician. HERBALmax products are dietary supplements. 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.
About Dr. Zhang
Dr. Lihua Zhang, PhD, OMD is an herbal pharmacologist and licensed acupuncturist in Los Angeles, California. She is an expert in Chinese medicine and has been in this field since 1978. In her earlier years as an herbal pharmacology researcher, Dr. Zhang was a faculty member at the Institute of Herbal Medicine at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine - one of the premier Chinese medical universities in China. Dr. Zhang came to the Unite State in 1994. In 2006, Dr. Zhang was named The Best of the Best Doctor in Town by six local magazines (Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, Bel Air, and Santa Monica magazine).
Dr. Zhang has authored and co-authored over 30 scientific articles as well as two books. Her comprehensive textbook, Complete Guide for Identifying and Characterizing Chinese Herbs, was named one of the best scientific books by the Chinese government when published in 1993. Dr. Zhang was also awarded First Prize for her research by the Chinese government in 1992. In 1994, Dr. Zhang arrived in the United States and received the Best Paper award from the 1st World Traditional Medicine Conference.
As one of the very few scholars of both herbal pharmacology and Chinese medicine, Dr. Zhang is able to bridge both disciplines, bringing advanced scientific knowledge of herbal products to the American public. Over the years, Dr. Zhang has successfully treated thousands of patients using these products in her clinical practice.
About HERBALmax Formulas
HERBALmax products were originally developed by Dr. Lihua Zhang to meet the myriad health needs of patients in her active clinical practice. After seeing the benefits derived by her many patients over the years, Dr. Zhang decided to make these products available to the general public. Drawing upon her dual expertise in both traditional Chinese medicine and the highly technical field of herbal pharmacology, Dr. Zhang has developed each HERBALmax product using only specially selected herbs from among tens of thousands of traditional Chinese herbs. The herbal ingredients in HERBALmax products have been subjected to wide ranging scientific study by medical scholars, and have been used for thousands of years by the Chinese people.
HERBALmax products are standardized concentrations of 100% natural Chinese herbs. HERBALmax products use no synthesized herbal extracts. Instead, Dr. Zhang insists on using herbal concentrates to retain the natural character of the herbs from which HERBALmax products are made. In addition, the products contain no artificial preservatives, sugar, starch or other fillers. HERBALmax products are made with the finest quality herbs and produced to the highest standards. HERBALmax formulas are non-habit forming with no toxic properties or harmful side effects.
All of the HERBALmax formulas have been used in Dr. Zhang's clinical practice over many years with proven positive results. These products have become very popular among doctors and other health care providers. Many doctors are using the HERBALmax line of products for patients who have allergic reactions or serious side effects to medication. Others use the products for patients who seek natural solutions to their health problems.
The Unique Features of HERBALmax Products Include:
- Fast-acting. In Dr. Zhang's clinical practice, the effectiveness is typically seen within just 1-3 days.
- Each HERBALmax product is designed using the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and modern science. The ingredients have been selected from thousands of Chinese herbs and formulated based upon scientific research and extensive clinical feedback. HERBALmax products are carefully created using only the highest quality herbs in the right amounts and proper formulations for optimal effectiveness and safety.
- HERBALmax products contain no artificial preservatives, sugar, starch or other fillers. Dr. Zhang insists on using herbal concentrates, rather than extracts, to retain the natural character of the herbs and to avoid food or drug interactions. As part of Dr. Zhang’s commitment to ensure quality and safety, each ingredient undergoes strict laboratory analysis before being used for manufacturing.
- HERBALmax formulas are non-habit forming with no toxic properties or known harmful side effects.