Gorpils Herbal Cough Lozenge is a highly effective and safe herbal preparation for relieving dry cough and soothing sore throat. The herbs present in Gorpils Herbal Cough Lozenges are known for their medicinal and healing properties & have shown excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Glycyrrhiza glabra / Licorice is most known for its soothing effect on inflamed mucous membranes of the throat, lungs. It is used for coughs, all throat and bronchial irritations. It reduces an irritation of inflamed mucous, relieves dry irrigative cough.
Zingiber officinale/ Ginger has powerful Antibacterial, Anti-cough forming, anti-inflammatory and decongestive actions. It eases breathing in nasal stuffiness and provides fast maintenance in cold. It helps to treat in cough accompanied by large amount if phlegm
Emblica officinalis/ Amla’s benefits include antibacterial & astringent properties which help improve the body’s immunity system. Indian Gooseberry also increases white blood cells which help flush out the toxins from the body. helps to reduce cough, tuberculosis, throat infections and flu.
Curcuma longa has anti-septic and anti-bacterial actions.
Menthol soothes the irritated mucosa & reduces cough frequency/severity.
Each Gorpils Herbal Cough Lozenge contains –
- Emblica officinalis (Amalaki) …………..…… 40 mg
- Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu) ..….……. 15 mg
- Zingiber officinale ……………..………..….….. 10 mg
- Curcuma longa (Haldi) ………………………….. 5 mg
- Menthol (Pippermint Ka Phul) .……………… 7 mg
Gorpils Herbal Cough Lozenges are recommended for relief of sore throat and dry coughs caused by irritants, smoking, allergy or infections, coughs associated with colds and sore throat, or associated with hoarseness of voice.
6 strips of 4 lozenges in a pack (24 lozenges).
1) What is sore throat and how do you classify cough?
Sore throat (medically known as pharyngitis) is inflammation or irritation of the throat (pharynx) while cough refers to forceful expulsion of foreign matter (e.g. dust) from the respiratory tract. The two general classifications of cough are:
a) Productive coughs (producing phlegm or mucous from the lungs)
b) Non-productive coughs (dry and not producing any mucous or phlegm)
2) What are the causes of sore throat and cough?
Sore throat or Cough may be caused by –
a.) Environmental agents – cigarette smoking, automobile exhaust fumes, dust, air pollution, and lack of humidity. These cause irritation of upper respiratory tract.
b.) Infections caused by various types of germs – Micro-organisms (germs) viruses and bacteria.
c.) Allergy e.g. asthma, allergic rhinitis
3) What are the complaints of sore throat and cough patients?
The patient with sore throat may complain of soreness of throat, hoarseness of voice and irritation of throat (pharynx). while Cough is of two types depending on the production of sputum or non-sputum
a.) Dry cough – when coughing is not accompanied by production of sputum.
b.) Productive (wet) cough – when coughing is accompanied by production of sputum
4) How do you treat sore throat and cough?
The treatment should begin with an attempt to discover the cause. Once the cause is clear, specific therapy should be initiated for the underlying cause.
a.) For throat irritation due to environmental causes, mentholated lozenges (Gorpils Herbal lozenges) are helpful.
b.) For minor throat infection, lozenges containing antibacterial (Gorpils Throat Lozenges) are useful.
c.) For more serious infections, appropriate antibiotics are useful.
5) What is the role of herbs in sore throat and cough?
Medical plants and herbs contain substances known to modern and ancient civilization for their healing properties. Ayurveda or science of life is the world’s oldest system of medicine in continuous practice and uses herbs to tackle various ailments. The formula of Gorpils Herbal Lozenge is a direct outcome of years of experience and immense knowledge of relevant ingredients incorporated. Gorpils Herbal Lozenge is an effective and safe preparation indicated for cough, particularly for sore throat.
6) Describe the actions of herbs in Gorpils Herbal Lozenges?
The herbs included in Gorpils Herbal Lozenges are known for their medical and healing properties of sore-throat and cough and have demonstrated additional antiseptic, anti-inflammatory effects. Each of the herbs selected carefully and facilitates relief of cough as well as soothes sore throat.
a.) Glycyrrhiza glabra : (Yashtimadhu)
Glycyrrhiza glabra : (Yashtimadhu) has been incorporated in Gorpils Herbal Lozenge in view of its demulcent property (soothing to the irritant lining of throat). Additionally, Glycerrhiza glabra possesses cough suppressant action similar to widely used codeine but is devoid of the latter’s side effects such as constipation, drowsiness and addiction potential. Besides, the upper respiratory secretions are loosened by Glycerrhiza glabra so as to facilitate their removal and thereby allay congestion.
b.) Zingiber officinale : (Sunthi)
Zingiber officinale : (Sunthi) in Gorpils Herbal Lozenge is very useful in coughs of upper respiratory origin in view of its antibacterial properties, and in asthmatic cough on account of its antispasmodic action. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for Zingiber officinale ranges from 0.0003-0.7 mcg/ml against common pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae and H influenzae. The minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) against the same species is 0.135-2.04 mcg/ml for Zingiber officinale (in Gorpils Herbal Lozenge).
c.) Curcuma longa : (Haldi)
Curcuma longa : (Haldi) in Gorpils Herbal Lozenge has antiseptic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it is useful for persistent coughs throat irritation and is also effective for coryza.
d.) Menthol : (Pippermint ka Phool)
Menthol : (Pippermint ka Phool) in Gorpils Herbal Lozenge has been traditionally incorporated for its ability to soothe the irritated throat as well as to provide cough relief by virtue of its local anesthetic property on the throat lining. Besides, menthol in Gorpils Herbal Lozenge calms the irritated throat lining and provides a cooling sensation by interacting with cold receptors in voice box (larynx).
7) Recommendations for Intake?
Gorpils Herbal Lozenges are for sucking.
Adults: 1 to 2 Gorpils Herbal Lozenges to be sucked upto thrice daily or as required up to a maximum of 20 lozenges per day.
Children (6-12 yrs): 1 Gorpils Herbal Lozenge to be sucked upto thrice daily or as required upto a maximum of 10 lozenges per day. By sucking the Gorpils Herbal Lozenge there will be increase in saliva flow resulting in soothing of the irritated throat.