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SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

SLENZ HERBAL MIXTURE (liquid)

COMPOSITION:
Each 2 mL contains:

Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) herb extract (4:1)        30 mg
        equivalent to 120 mg dry herb
Vitis vinifera (Grapevine) leaf extract (5:1)        12 mg
        equivalent to 60 mg dry leaf
Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (7.3:1)...        5.48 mg
        equivalent to 40 mg dry leaf
Cynara scolymus Alcacholra (Artichoke) leaf extract (4, 1)        2.68 mg
        equivalent to 10.72 mg dry leaf
Equisetum arvense Cavahnha (Horsetail) herb extract (5.2:1)        15.33 mg
        equivalent to 79.72 mg dry herb
Theae sinensis (Green Tea) leaf extract (5.5:1)        12 mg
        equivalent to 66 mg dry leaf
Preservatives:
Sodium Benzoate         0.1% m/v
Methyl Hydroxybenzoate         0.1% m/v
Propyl Hydroxybenzoate         0.01% m/v
Potassium Sorbate.         0.1% m/v

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
Complementary medicine - Western Herbal

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
SLENZ HERBAL MIXTURE contains a combination of extracts of the following herbs.
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) is used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a rejuvenating herb and contains essential oils, flavonoids and flavone derivatives.
Vitis vinifera (Grape Leaf) is a source of oligomeric proanihocyanidins (OPCs). These proanihocynidins are potent antioxidants which neutralise free radicals, helping to prevent oxidative damage to cells and tissues.
Ginkgo biloba enhances blood circulation and decreases the production of free radicals due to its antioxidant properties.
Cynara scolymus (Alcachofra) has choleretic and diuretic properties and is used for the treatment of digestive disorders characterised by poor assimilation of fat due to insufficient bile secretion.
Equisetum arvense (Cavalinha) is a source of silica, a trace mineral that plays a role in the formation and maintenance of connective tissue. It also has a mild diuretic action.
Theae sinensis (Green Tea) contains flavonoids, a large group of polyphenolic compounds with antioxidant properties. The antioxidant effect may protect against oxidative damage to cells and tissue. Green tea also contains naturally occurring caffeine which exerts a diuretic effect.

INDICATIONS:
SLENZ HERBAL MIXTURE is a herbal formulation containing extracts of artichoke, green tea and other herbs specially formulated to help provide support for an active and healthy lifestyle. Recommended to be taken in conjunction with a balanced kilojoule controlled diet and an increase in moderate physical activity.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to the product or any of its ingredients. Not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation. Not recommended for use in children under the age of 12 years.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults
: Take 2 mL daily at least half an hour after the main meal. This can be varied according to individual requirements.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Side-effects may include gastro-intestinal symptoms, headache or allergic skin reactions. Medicines that increase bile secretion should be avoided where there is obstruction of the bile ducts and severe hepatic failure.
Concomitant use with anticoagulants or anti-platelet medication may result in an increased risk of bleeding. Consult your health care professional before taking this product if already taking anticoagulants, or if you have a coagulation problem.
The caffeine in green tea may cause central nervous system stimulation and adverse effects such as dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, agitation, tremors, restlessness, and confusion.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
In cases of accidental overdosage, treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A dark brown liquid with a strong odour.

PRESENTATION:
Amber glass bottles containing 50 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25ºC Protect from direct sunlight.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
PHARMACARE LIMITED
Building 12
Healthcare Park
Woodlands Drive
Woodmead
Sandton.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
29 August 2008

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