What is Iberogast?
This liquid, formulated with 9 herbs, has undergone many clinical trials. It has sold over 5 million bottles in Germany in the last year.
Iberogast has been used by natural health practitioners, doctors and patients for 40 years.
Iberogast is the #1 best selling product we have…and we sell nearly 20,000 products!
The name Iberogast comes from its main component, Iberis amara, which has an anti-inflammatory effect.
How Iberogast Works:
-Digestive secretions are stimulated through the bitter receptors on the taste buds of the tongue.
-Peristalsis is regulated by exerting a relaxing or stimulating effect on the intestinal smooth muscle.
-Additionally, the lining of the stomach and intestines is protected by the stimulation of mucus production by mast cells. Inflammatory substances are prevented from forming within the intestinal tract.
-Excessive flatulence is prevented by reducing the formation of intestinal gasses.
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Ingredients in Iberogast:
The bitter candytuft is an indigenous, herbal, white blooming plant which belongs to the Cruciferae family. The fresh plant extract of Iberis amara represents the prokinetic component in Iberogast®. It increases the tone of smooth gastro-intestinal muscles and accelerates gastro-intestinal peristalsis (Strathmann, 1983; Okpanyi, 1993). Extracts of Iberis amara are only contained in the medicine Iberogast®.
Angelica is a plant growing up to 2 m high and belongs to the Umbelliferae. The extract acts to promote digestion, to relieve cramps and to promote gastric juice production (monograph, 1990).
The genuine camomile is an indigenous plant growing to up to 50 cm high and which belongs to the Compositae family. The extract is anti inflammatory, antibacterial, cramp relieving and promotes wound healing (monograph, 1990).
The genuine caraway is an indigenous, mostly biennial, 30 – 100 cm high plant belong-ing to the Umbelliferae. The extracts act in a microbicidal manner and relieve cramps (monograph, 1990). It improves the tolerability of flatulence promoting foods (e.g. cabbage, beans).
Milk thistle fruit
Milk thistle is a 60 – 150 cm high Compositae with large, purple red flower heads. The extract acts in an hepatoprotective manner and stimulates the regeneration of liver cells (monograph, 1986).
Lemon Balm leaves
The melissa plant belongs to the labiates, grows to 30 – 70 cm high and emanates a strong lemon odour. The extract acts as a seda-tive and in an anti-flatulent manner (monograph, 1990).
The peppermint belongs to the labiates and is a 30 – 60 cm high plant which was first described in England in 1696. The extract acts in an anti-flatulent manner, relieves cramps and stimulates bile production (monograph, 1990).
Greater celandine is a 30 – 70 cm high indigenous plant which belongs to the poppy family. The extract acts to relieve cramps in bile ducts and in the gastro-intestinal tract (monograph, 1985).
Liquorice is a perennial (up to 15 years), 1 – 2 cm high shrub which belong to the papil-ionaceous flower plants. The extract shows a cramp-relieving action and accelerates the healing of stomach ulcers (monograph, 1991).
Other Ingredients: alcohol 31%.
Contains No: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, dairy products, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring and preservatives. This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal.
Notes: Manufactured in Germany by Steigerwald GmbH
Caution: This product contains alcohol. The amount per dose is very small (less than 1/10th teaspoon). Use of this product above the labeled dosage is not recommended, especially by pregnant or nursing women, unless under the guidance of a health care practitioner.
Dosage for Iberogast:
Adults: take 20 drops three times daily.
Children age 6-12: take 15 drops three times daily.
Children age 3-6: take 10 drops three times daily.
Take before or during meals. Shake before using. Can be taken with your favorite drink (warm water is recommended).