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  • I'm not often inspired enough to go seek out a brand's Facebook page just to give them my positive feedback - in fact this is the first time ever. I just wanted to express how much I love the children's cough syrup, it's always worked wonders on my kids - it's now taken to the next level with the inclusion of the syringe which is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle - hurray! It's always been the bane of my mum-life trying to reach the medicine when the bottles have run low with syringes that aren't long enough - thank you!
    – Melissa White
  • Received a bottle of children's chest syrup to trial and what can I say it's magic in a bottle!! After a single dose they didn’t cough the whole night which meant a better sleep for everyone after two days they were so much better and they liked the taste which is great, can't wait to try more of your products
    – Daniella Bhagat
  • Brought a bottle of children's chest syrup and it works like magic no more coughing during the night. Also my son loves the taste
    – Philippa Quigley
  • I love Kiwiherb! Finding something that worked so well, and was safe for my daughter when she was at an age where she couldn't have all other medicines, it was such a great help! And now I use nothing else
    – Alyssa Francis-King
  • My wife and I have been using this product for years and they are amazing and work fantastic!!! We have the all the children's stuff including the echinature, chest syrup, throats syrup and the De-stuff!!! Absolutely amazing products We love them
    – Craig Hume
  • Absolutely love baby balm. My 6 week old had flakey, dry skin and nothing I had tried was helping until I tried baby balm. Her skin is so much better. I can't believe how fast it worked. Thank you Kiwiherb!!!
    – Alex Lazzaro
  • On Sunday we bought De-Stuff for our 3 year old daughter who has struggled with a cold all week. After 2 doses of it, along with the Chesty formula, she slept so well that night and woke up looking and sounding so much better. Now almost 3 days later her cold is all but gone. I wish I had have found out about it sooner.
    – Bridgette Robinson
  • I brought a bottle of De-stuff for my 11 month old daughter yesterday who has had a runny nose for the last 5 days, I've been wiping her nose constantly but after 2 doses of De-stuff I've only had to wipe her nose twice today. I wish I'd known about this sooner. I will be using this straight away in the future
    – Melissa Bayne


Botanical name: Zingiber officinale
Common name: Ginger
Part used: Rhizome

Ginger has a long history of use in many different cultures, particularly to enhance digestive processes and relieve digestive problems such as colic, flatulence, cramping and loss of appetite.  It has been employed in the treatment of nausea and loss of appetite, gastrointestinal cramping and, as a circulatory stimulant, for cold extremities. Hot infusions were used to ‘break-up’ colds and relieve the discomfort of painful menstruation.

In recent years a number of pharmacological and clinical trials have provided scientific evidence which supports the traditional uses of this herb and its actions. A number of clinical trials have demonstrated significant antiemetic (antinausea) effects of ginger. Pharmacological studies have also demonstrated the ability of Ginger preparations to stimulate digestive secretions and assist the whole digestive process.

Ginger has been shown to inhibit enzymes involved in processes causing inflammation in the body, accounting for its use as an anti-inflammatory agent. Clinical trials have subsequently demonstrated the effectiveness of ginger in the treatment of arthritic and rheumatic conditions.

Ginger and its aromatic components have demonstrated fever reducing qualities and were found to have a significant antiviral action against the common rhinovirus, thus providing support for it’s traditional use in colds and flu.

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