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Planetary Formulas® Old Indian Wild Cherry Bark Syrup, 8 oz
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Top Customer Reviews
I had been dealing with a tenacious respiratory issue that's come and gone for about 4 weeks now, so I was getting very exasperated of feeling tired and drained, not to mention the sniffling, runny nose and difficulty breathing.
Without going into a ton of detail about all the other stuff I've tried let me just say that within several hours of my first dose of this witch's brew I definitely began to feel better.
After bringing it home from the store, though, I had to consult the Amazon reviews to get the background of what I had just purchased prior to opening the bottle. So I was happy to see all the 5-star reviews. But I've gotta say that now I look forward to my next servings because the taste can really grow on you. Yes, it's pungent and strong, but it's not a the same chemical taste you may be used to from NyQuil and most other cough/cold medicines. Instead, it's like tasting the essences of all the great natural ingredients that are tossed into the caldron and boiled down.
And today has been better than yesterday ... WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!
So open your mind a bit (and your tastebuds) and you might actually enjoy taking it, too!
However these guys are wise. They make a version for Kids which tastes just great and does the same fantastic job.
Old Indian Syrup for Kids, is fantastic, tastes good and is still really powerful, although the dose for children is reduced. If you are using it for adults you will need to take more so you would need to buy more product, but believe me this stuff is a lifesaver.
The taste is not such that you will ever be tempted to take more than necessary, but I didn't find it to be too bad. It's better than Cherry Nyquil (and works better).
I have not noticed any side effects, nor any other effects other than my cough stopping.
Added 7-15-12: Does it work to stop or prevent colds? I am starting to think it does. I have a coworker who comes in to work sick with colds quite often. Shortly after the last time he did this, I started to feel a cold coming on myself; woke up with a sore, red throat, stuffed-up nose, congestion, and coughing. I took a couple doses of the Old Indian Wild Cherry Bark syrup that morning (which is not entirely pleasant on an empty stomach--it's harsh going down), and another that evening, continuing the next few days. I really felt like I was fighting off a full-fledged cold for a few days but the cold never materialized and in a few days I felt completely well. I am inclined to credit this syrup as those symptoms I had usually do result in a cold.
Within a day of taking suggested dose my coughs stopped and in two days I felt back to normal.
This syrup is 25% alchohol by volume. I keep a bottle by my bed and another with me in the car just in case I am on a trip. It is a temporary cure and seems to last about 4 hours or more for me. There were a couple times I had to take a second dose back to back with the first dose because I had an extra heavy phlem day. The shipping cost can be a killer so after you find you like your first sample I would recommend you get several of the largest bottles you can get to cut down on the shipping costs. So buy in bulk using combined shipping. My first bottle was 4 ounces from a local health food store, and my second order was three 8 ounce bottles in the mail from the same source.
Update as of 12-11-12: Later I found that my body quickly built up a resistance to this syrup so that by the second bottle it no longer had dramatic effects on me. Also I have determined that it was not my Lisinopril Medication causing my phlem, it was lack of sleep. More sleep fixes the problem. I was only getting about 5-6 hours per day instead of 8 which I need.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In our household we refer to this as 'swamp water'. Why? It's a greenish brown color and tastes awful - just like you'd expect swamp water to look and taste. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jason
So, I read all of the reviews for this product, most of them were favorable, so I decided to purchase it. I prefer natural products over big pharma. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mia
I keep it in stock. Never know when your throat will start hurting...I grab it at first sign of a cold or when I feel rundown.Published 1 month ago by Nouch196
This stuff works! I keep this on hand all through the fall and winter in our house for my family!Published 1 month ago by MCP
Went to vitaminshoppe and they only had the 4 ounces. The 8 ounces was online only. So I thought I would give it a try and it was only 9 dollars. So I tried some tonight. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Sidhu
Amazing product perfect for coughs and to prevent your cold from getting worse, I always have a bottle homePublished 2 months ago by JamieDaniels
Sorry, I can't get past the taste.
I was looking for Source Naturals Wild Cherry Bark cough syrup (which tastes great), but this was all they had at the hippie vitamin shoppe. Read more
This stuff really works! Plus, it's natural which pleases me a lot ... I don't like anything "over the counter" ...
Tastes pretty good, too.