Breathe Easy with Resprit™

February 2019

BFrederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)

Q: What is a quick-acting syrup that I can use during the allergy season to relief congestion and runny nose?

A: Omega Alphas Resprit is a smart, synergistic blend of mainly traditional Chinese medicinal herbs that could do just that.  Many clients learnt of its usefulness during last years smoky summer.  Taken twice daily, it could offer relief, even to chronic sufferers, after just a few doses.  My mom and wife often make me clear soup from Luo Han Guo fruit because of my double lung surgeries, taking advantage of its soothing, decongestive effects on the lungs, not to mention its deliciousnatural flavour; its also thought to aid longevity.  Frittilaria is great to reduce phlegm and suppress coughs.  Peppermint leafis often used in a tea for aiding digestion and improving cold symptoms.  Skullcap has been used for years to treat hay fever, and mild infections; it is also used to support liver health. Honeysuckle can have similar anti-bacterial effects. Chrysanthemum is a soothing herb for colds.    Yuan Zhi has a calming effect on the mind and body.  Mulberry is rich in Vitamin C.  Resprits mild cherry-menthol flavour compliments the sweet, cool taste of the natural herbs quite well. Keep in mind that all natural products have potential of side-effects and interactions, so consult a pharmacist or physician who knows about them before risking anything.

(Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and StevestonVillage, B.C.)


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