Gypsy Cold Care® is a comforting herbal tea indicated for temporary relief from stuffy nose and sinus passages. The active ingredient, menthol from peppermint leaf, helps decongest sinus passages and restores freer breathing through the nose. Gypsy Cold Care® is formulated to act as a nasal decongestant based on the traditional use of peppermint leaf to temporarily relieve nasal congestion due to the common cold. The herbs in this blend have a long history of human use stemming from traditional Greco-European herbal medicine. Today, peppermint is a widely used ingredient in food and medicine. Gypsy Cold Care's nasal decongestant action is attributed to its natural menthol content. Peppermint leaf contains volatile oils composed primarily of menthol, its main active constituent. Menthol acts as a secretolytic, breaking down secretions in the bronchi, and as a decongestant in the nose. Oral ingestion and inhalation of menthol helps to relieve nasal and chest congestion.
Contents: Active Ingredient: Menthol: 5 mg. per cup as it naturally occurs in peppermint leaf (Mentha x piperita). Other herbal ingredients: Rose hip, cinnamon bark, yarrow flower, ginger rhizome, safflower petal, elder flower, clove stem, hyssop herb, licorice root dry extract.
Directions for use: Pour 8 oz. of boiling water over one tea bag and steep, covered, for 10-15 minutes. At the first signs of a cold's discomfort drink 1-2 cups followed by 1 cup every 3 hours, not to exceed 8 cups in 24 hours. For maximum effect sip your tea slowly while inhaling the mentholated vapors of relief.
Warning: As with any drug if you are pregnant or nursing a baby seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. If symptoms do not improve within seven days, or are accompanied by fever, consult a doctor before continuing use. In case of accidental overdose seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately. Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.