Weleda Cough Elixir

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Weleda Cough Elixir - a natural expectorantWeleda Cough Elixir
A natural expectorant

Weleda Cough Elixir is an anthroposophic medicine for the symptomatic relief of coughs and is a natural expectorant. Its formulation is based on the healing properties of the herbs Aniseed, Horehound, Thyme and Marshmallow root, as well as the effects of homoeopathic dilutions of Drosera, Ipecacuanha and Pulsatilla.

Ingredients: 100g contains: Aqueous extract and distillate from: Aniseed 0.5g; Horehound 0.35g; Thyme 3.2g; aqueous extract from: Marshmallow root 0.6g. Homoeopathic potencies of: Drosera, Planta tota 2X 0.15ml; Ipecacuanha, radix dec.1X 0.15ml; Pulsatilla, planta tota 3X 0.015ml; Malt extract 5g; Cane Sugar 65g.


  • Weleda Cough Elixir combines the expectorant properties of Thyme, Aniseed and Horehound with the demulcent properties of Marshmallow root

  • also included are the homeopathic potencies of Drosera, Ipecac and Pulsatilla used in homeopathy to stimulate the body's defences against coughing and catarrh

  • ideal for 'chesty' coughs where there is phlegm or mucous

  • suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free diet

Users: Anyone looking for a natural alternative for symptomatic treatment of coughs

Directions: Adults and Children (over 12 years): Two 5ml teaspoons (10ml) every 3-4 hours, undiluted or in a little water, up to 4 doses daily. Children (6 to 12 years): half adult dose; (under 6 years) to be used under the guidance of a medical practitioner.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist if symptoms do not go away or if you are pregnant. Not suitable for diabetics.





Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum), a delicate herb which grows annually. This little plant has thread-like leaves and clusters of tiny white flowers. Native to Greece and Egypt is now widely cultivated in China and India. Aniseed is known to calm digestive pains

White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is a perenial herbacous plant, found all over Europe and indigenous to Britain. Traditionally cultivated in cottage gardens for making tea and candy for use in coughs and colds. Used since Egyptian times for catarrhal coughs to stimulate expectorant

The attractive perennial herb, Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), only grows up to 45cm in height and is used in many forms such as tea and oil, as well as in cookery. It has many branches tightly packed with small aromatic leaves plus a separate stem with a pretty cluster of small purple/white flowers at its head. This ingredient is used for its expectorant properties


Marshmallow root (Althea offic. Rad) is a wild plant with leaves and pale pink flowers growing together on a strong stem, its name comes from the Greek word altho 'to cure'. Marshmallow is used in herbal medicine for respiratory catarrh and irritating coughs



Drosera, also known as Sundew, is a carnivorous plant grows widely in boggy areas of Europe, America, India and China. Its green bulbous head has long red hairs covering it like a porcupine, which secrete a fluid to trap insects. Drosera is used in homeopathy for coughs and sore throats


The dried root is used from Ipecacuanha, a perennial shrub. Grown in the tropical rainforests of southern and central America it has long been used in conventional medicine as well as homeopathy. Prescribed by herbalists and in orthodox medicine for chesty coughs.

Pulsatilla, a beautiful deep-purple flower with a collar of fine green hairy leaves, this plant is found in central and northern Europe, Russia and Asia. Called passe-fleur by the French in the 16th century, which means 'flower that excels'. Suggested in homeopathy for where there is profuse discharge eg runny nose, catarrh etc


Malt Extract is a thick liquid extract produced from partially fermented barley Cane.

Cane Sugar - raw organic cane sugar.

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