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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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'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


Botanical name: Mentha piperita
Common name: Peppermint, Brandy Mint
Part used: Herb

Peppermint is perhaps most commonly known for its use as a flavouring, being often found in toothpastes, mouthwashes, medicines and sweets. The sharp, distinctive flavour and fragrance of peppermint comes from the volatile oils it contains, these are also responsible for the therapeutic action of the herb.
Many may have at times used a cup of peppermint tea to aid digestion, and this is one of the main uses of this herb. Studies have shown that peppermint oil has the ability to relax the muscles in the gut and may provide relief to symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Peppermint is also well known as a decongestant, and Menthol, a component of Peppermint oil is a common ingredient in various lozenges. However most of these contain synthetically made menthol, as opposed to that which is derived from Peppermint.
Peppermint Oil, and the Menthol it contains, also has a cooling action when applied topically or when it comes into contact with the mouth or throat. Interestingly, this is because of an effect it has on the nerves, rather than actually affecting the temperature of the area in contact. This is the sensation experienced when using a mouthwash or toothpaste containing peppermint.

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