Defence ELIXIR, with thyme + propolis
Made in Dunedin, harvested in Otago
Vira Defence Elixir is a powerful first response for immune support. Thyme harvestsed in Central Otago and propolis are the key ingredients, with a synergy of supporting respiratory herbs.
Central Otago thyme has long been utilised for its powerful medicinal qualities. The climate range from extremely hot summers to frosty cold winters makes the thyme that grows there incredibly strong and the active constituent within it (thymol) super potent and effective. Effectively the plant thyme, needs its own immune system and that is the production of this constituent thymol.
Thymol is a powerful deterrent to other invading plants, bacteria, viruses or fungi, and by harvesting this plant. humans are also able to benefit from it’s ‘immunity and protection’. Thymol is both antibacterial, antiviral and has been used traditionally for years in Europe in order to help with winter ills and chills, bronchitis, coughs, sore throats and runny noses, as well as helping to act as a spasmolytic and expectorant.
Another health benefit of thyme: It's a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese.
Propolis is a natural resinous mixture produced by honey bees that is a wonder in natural healing and health. First and foremost is its ability to support, activate, and boost our body’s natural defenses. It increases the number of immune cells, boosts immune cell activities, ups antibody production, activates macrophages (increasing numbers, responsiveness, and bacteria killing) and increases 'natural killer' cell activity.
This means that Propolis works with your body’s natural immune defenses helping you resist these microbial invaders. A healthier more rigorous immune system also means your odds of catching a cold or flu are less likely. And, if you do get sick, your body is in a better position to battle the offending agents resulting in a shorter duration of the illness, along with milder symptoms. All this because your immune system is now doing the job.
The third wonder plant in this essential tonic is Elderflower (also harvested in Central Otago), a powerful antiviral that can help with blocked nose or sinuses, as well as hayfever. The final addition is Horehound which helps with chronic and acture bronchitis, common cold, asthmas and as an expectorant (promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs).
Targets + Support: powerful first response for immune support | targeted respiratory support for blocked sinuses/ear/nose, asthma and hayfever
Active Ingredients in each 1ml dose (20 drops): ^ Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) T.E fresh leaf 160mg, ^ Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) T.E fresh leaf 8mg, ^ Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) T.E fresh leaf 8mg, Olive leaf (Olea europea) T.E fresh leaf 8mg, ^ Horehound (Marribum vulgare) T.E fresh leaf 8mg. Propolis T.E 8mg
*Certified Organic, ^ Wild Harvested, T.E (Tincture Equivalent)
Base Ingredients: Non-palm vegetable glycerin, spring water, ethanol (15%) and aniseed oil, peppermint oil and orange oil. (Contains no added: Sugar, gluten, yeast, dairy, and no artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, or sweeteners)
"We are just like you. We have families, we work, we enjoy life. We want to you to know how to help the most important people in your life. Most importantly, we are people that want to share what is awesome about what we know. Plants.
Skye Macfarlane is our certified medical herbalist and naturopath. She has worked in Health education for the last five years and continues her own practice. She is WILD'S chief formulator and educator. Skye also grows organic medical herbs and greens with her Husband Jed, on their property, Mihiwaka Vern Paddock.
Alonside Skye's skills, I have a background in native plants and Environmental Science, and the third co-founder, Gerald Davies, comes from a diverse background including chefing, landscape design and business management. The three of us have the mission of manufacturing nature into extraordinary healing.
Every single one of our products has a wild element. That connection with nature, and the value it holds is so important, we wanted a piece of it in every bottle. Wild harvesting offers not only premium and potent traditional pant medicine- but also a connection to nature for us and you- our customers."
Ruth Vaughan, co-founder