The wisdom and experience of the monastic workshops, strong of a centuries-old tradition, always offer us products that are naturally effective because they are prepared with medicinal herbs with marked phytotherapeutic properties.
For this reason, every time the cough assails us or our voice suffers sudden drops due to colds, or prolonged use of the same, we can confidently turn to the natural cough remedies produced by the friars and nuns.
From the Convent of Mount Carmel in Loano, passing through the Monastery of the Benedictine nuns of Orte and the monks of the Ancient Pharmacy of Camaldoli, every community offers us natural syrups, against cough and hoarseness, which calm the excesses and are a valid remedy for the loss of voice.
The monks' syrups are balsamic syrups, based on herbs known since ancient times for their therapeutic properties.
In the natural remedies for coughs, pine buds, that is, sprouts of Scots Pine, cannot be missing. They are harvested throughout the month of May and sometimes in June, and are very useful to treat respiratory tract affected by fever, colds and bronchitis, to calm coughs and as an expectorant to free the lungs from mucus and phlegm.
Eucalyptus is often used as a base for cough syrups, since the active ingredients contained in its leaves, which are dried and preserved, have fluidifying properties at bronchial level, and allow to eliminate phlegm and mucus resulting from febrile states, and asthma.
Mint, known since ancient times and used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, enriches herb syrups and balsamic candies, for its particular refreshing taste and for its innate property of soothing sore throats and hoarseness.
Anise is also an essential component in monks' syrups, because the essential oil obtained from it is one of the major ingredients in phytotherapeutic medicines used to quell coughs. Its sweet taste with a slight aftertaste of mint gives the cough syrups containing it a pleasant taste on the palate.
The Plantain has astringent properties and since ancient times it was used for the treatment of respiratory diseases, therefore very often it enriches the herbal syrups of the herbal laboratories of monasteries.
Thyme is a natural anti-inflammatory, usually used in syrups and decoctions, is an excellent remedy against cough, asthma, bronchitis and colds as it has strong balsamic and fluidifying properties, and allows the expectoration of excess mucus and phlegm present in the respiratory tract. It also has a disinfecting action on the oral cavity and mucous membranes.
If the problem, on the other hand, turns out to be the voice, subject to aphonia and dysphonia, i.e. lowering or momentary loss of voice, due to laryngitis, pharyngitis or tracheitis, or prolonged use of the voice, Erismus is the herb for us. The Erism, known since ancient times as the "herb of the singers" and which in Greek means "I save the singing", is the essential ingredient of syrups for the voice. Its well known anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make the syrups particularly effective in case of inflammation of the throat, pharynx, larynx and vocal cords, as it has a fluidifying and expectorant action of mucus and phlegm. It is a natural remedy against dry and oily cough, it soothes inflamed or dry throat of smokers, actors and all those who use their voice a lot for work.
Another natural component finds its place in cough syrups and that is myrtle also called Mortella. Myrtle is an aromatic plant whose berries produce an essential oil to which are attributed balsamic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which make it an excellent ally against respiratory and digestive disorders.
Pine, in all its varieties, represents another valid help that Mother Nature offers us, for the variety of substances that can be obtained from its single parts. In addition to the already mentioned Pine buds, useful against colds, from pine needles it is possible to extract an essential oil with marked balsamic, secretolytic and antiseptic properties, used in the treatment of colds, fever, coughs and bronchitis.
Grindelia, with its colorful yellow flowers, and Drosera, are herbs that have disinfectant, mucolytic and spasmolytic properties that intervene in the smooth bronchial muscles, and for this reason they often make up cough syrups, as they are useful as natural sedatives and calm the spasms related to it, as well as having beneficial effects in case of colds.
The Myrrh, mentioned and known since the biblical times, is an aromatic rubber resin, extracted from the trees or shrubs of the genus of the Commiphora of the family of the Burseraceae; utilized in the pharmaceutical products for its disinfectant properties, therefore it is useful in the throat syrups. It is a powerful analgesic that immediately relieves pain and discomfort of the oral cavity.
Having good allies to treat colds is important, but we must not forget prevention. An unexpected cold day, a sudden drop in temperature, can bring us nasty surprises. For this reason, never underestimate the very first symptoms of sore throat, hoarseness, the first sneezes and tingling because they could be the spy of the onset of colds and bronchitis.
Once again, however, we can draw on our faithful allies, the syrups of the monks who, already at the onset of the first ailments, are promptly effective.
We therefore recommend among our products:
EUCALIPTO HONEY BALSAMIC SYRUP AND PROPOLIES of the Carmelite Monks of Loano. It is a syrup that combines the anti-inflammatory properties of honey with the antibiotic properties of propolis, with the addition of the officinal plant Altea, useful against phlegm and Eucalyptus, naturally emollient and soothing the mucous membranes. Carmelite monks' syrup is excellent for the treatment and prevention of colds such as coughs and colds, bronchitis and hoarseness.
SCIROPPO ALLE GEMME DI PINO is a syrup of the Benedictine Nuns of the Monastery of Orte. Based on pine buds, shoots of Silvestre Pine, with marked balsamic, anti-tatarral and antiseptic properties, Eucalyptus excellent fluidifier, Mint with soothing action of the oral cavity, Anise natural remedy against cough, and Plantain recommended for the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system, is a complete syrup for the treatment of colds. It contrasts coughs, bronchitis and phlegm. Also useful in intestinal inflammations. It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon of syrup 2-3 times a day away from meals. For children we suggest the PINE BABY Syrup, without alcohol.
EUCALYPTUS CAMALDOLI SYRUP is a syrup of Camaldolese Monks based on Eucalyptus, whose essential oil has always been used to fluidify and eliminate excess bronchial secretions, and Thyme officinal plant recommended to fight asthma and inflammation of the respiratory system. Camaldoli Adult Eucalyptus Syrup with its natural formulation is recommended in the winter period and at the first symptoms of malaise. The recommended dose is 2 tablespoons per day, without exceeding the recommended daily dose. It is a food supplement so it should not be intended as a substitute for a balanced and healthy diet. For the intake of the syrup by pregnant women, please consult your doctor. Keep out of reach of children under 3 years of age.
Store at room temperature (maximum 40°) away from light and once opened, keep in the refrigerator. Shake it before use.
SCIROPPO SONORUM ALL'ERISIMO is a syrup of the Benedictine Nuns of the Santa Maria delle Grazie Monastery of Orte, packaged in the Santa Ildegarde laboratory. Sonorum syrup is a remedy for the loss of voice. Based on Erisimo, known as the "herb of singers", known since ancient times and which only became one of the most effective natural remedies for the treatment of the voice in the 16th century, it has undoubtedly fluidifying and expectorant properties of bronchial secretions. The syrup is also enriched with essential oil from Myrtle, a plant sacred to the ancient Greeks and known for its anti-inflammatory and balsamic properties and natural antiseptic Eucalyptus with expectorant and bactericidal functions, with an aromatic taste. This particular syrup is very useful in conditions of aphonia and dysphonia, due to prolonged use of the voice or following tracheitis, laryngitis and acute or chronic pharyngitis. Recommended for actors and speakers, it relieves irritations of the first respiratory tract due to coughs, flu and colds. Also recommended for smokers to soothe inflamed throats.
The line for children includes:
the PINE BABY SYRUP of the Benedictine Nuns of the Monastery of Orte which contains the components of the syrup for adults, based on pine buds, mint eucalyptus, aniseed and plantain and which make it a complete syrup for the treatment of colds, fighting coughs, bronchitis and phlegm and also useful in intestinal inflammations, but does not contain alcohol. It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon of syrup 2-3 times a day away from meals.
SMALL BALSAMIC SYRUP FOR CHILDREN is a syrup of Camaldolese monks based on herbs and medicinal plants with marked anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties such as Eucalyptus, balsamic and expectorant of Pine and Mugo Pine in particular, disinfectant, antispasmodic and mucolytic of Grindelia, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic of Helichrysum. The presence of Thyme, fluidifying and balsamic effect, Sundew with cough sedative effect, expectorant and fluidifying Erisimo and finally Myrrh, powerful analgesic, make the Little Balsamic Syrup for children a natural remedy for the most common colds in the cold season.
It is recommended to take 2 tablespoons a day and not to exceed the recommended daily dose. It is a food supplement that should not be replaced by a balanced and healthy diet. It should be kept away from children under 3 years of age, while for pregnant women it is recommended to take it following medical advice. The expiry date refers to the product in intact packaging and stored correctly. Store at room temperature (max 40°), once opened keep in the fridge. Shake before use.
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