I bought 2 of these bottles and havent finished the first one.
It seems to be the top seller on the web shop that i got it from.
Here's an abstract from its listing;
For Yeast problems, Candidiasis, Candida Infection and Intestinal candida
Horopito + Aniseed (Also known as Kolorex®) help maintain a healthy, balanced intestinal tract. Yeasts (fungi) are a family of organisms that occur everywhere in nature. The most well known yeast is probably Candida albicans, a common inhabitant of the human intestinal tract, skin and vagina.
If you suffer from chronic fatigue, thrush, abdominal bloating, Depression or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the root cause may be due to an overgrowth of candida albicans - a single-celled yeast-like organism that lives in your gut. It does not normally pose a threat to your health since its growth is kept in check by 'friendly' intestinal bacteria, such as the lactobacillus bacteria.
See Culturelle, Lactobacillus GG (LGG) - 30 Caps - for replacing friendly bacteria.
However, this delicate balance can become disturbed by numerous factors including:
• diets high in sugary foods and refined carbohydrates (like white bread, pasta and rice)
• Broad spectrum Antibiotic treatment
• Immune deficiencies (for example HIV infection)
• Humid climates
• Diabetes, or other endocrine conditions
• Poor diet
Any one of these things can create an overgrowth of candida albicans and cause a condition known as candidiasis. Some symptoms are easy to identify, such as thrush. However, intestinal candidiasis, which can cause headaches, bowel changes and fatigue, is more difficult to diagnose.
Yet many alternative practitioners believe that untreated intestinal candidiasis that has spread through the body may be a prime cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Worryingly, many cases remain untreated as conventional medicine refuses to recognise candidiasis as a serious medical condition, other than in the form of thrush. Fortunately, a safe and effective natural remedy, Horopito Aniseed, has just become available in the UK. Research is revealing that when used in conjunction with a low-carbohydrate diet it can help stem the overgrowth of yeast and successfully beat candidiasis.
An overgrowth of candida can increase your risk of developing a 'leaky' gut
When the balance of natural 'gut flora' becomes upset, candida albicans changes from a single-celled organism to a thread-like 'mycelial' form, which is then able to penetrate your gut wall and enter your bloodstream. This makes your gut 'leaky', which means that incompletely digested food molecules can enter your bloodstream and trigger allergic reactions.
In the gut, candida ferments sugary foods to produce carbon dioxide, which can cause bloating and flatulence. It also produces alcohol and other chemicals that can soon irritate your gut lining - sending it into painful spasms and hampering its ability to digest food, which can lead to constipation or diarrhoea. As it spreads through your body candida also produces increasing quantities of toxic by-products, which can cause a host of symptoms including ringworm, arthritis, 'brain fog' (confusion and an inability to concentrate properly), frequent infections and sensitivities to foods or chemical odours.
As already mentioned, conventional medicine remains sceptical about intestinal candidiasis - with doctors frequently attributing patients' symptoms to hysteria or malingering. Even more broadminded doctors, who do recognise the condition, are unlikely to do any more than prescribe an anti-fungal drug, like Nystatin, and possibly an antispasmodic drug, such as Lomotil, to reduce intestinal cramps. However, both drugs fail to get to the root of the problem and can cause unpleasant side effects such as blurred vision, dry mouth and nausea.
Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex) offers a safe alternative to conventional drugs
Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex) is fast proving to be an effective natural treatment for candidiasis. It contains a herb called Horopito and a South American spice called Anise seed. Horopito is a traditional New Zealand herb that contains a compound called polygodial. The anti-candida effect of polygodial is increased 32 times by the addition of anethol, the main active of anise seed. Anise seed (aniseed) is a traditional medicinal herb in its place of origin – South America.
In addition to its anti-fungal properties, Horopito also contains the powerful antioxidant flavonoids - quercetin and taxifolin.
Forest Herbs has discovered a five-fold difference in anti-Candida activity between the most active and least active Horopito populations. An effective preparation needs to be based on Horopito derived from one of the 'active' populations. Forest Herbs Research has the only commercial planting of active Horopito and a patent over its use.
A reason Horopito has survived so well is the actives in its leaves discourage attack from fungi or predators. These protective properties were recognised by the Maori people, who traditionally used the leaves as an external and internal remedy. University research in New Zealand and USA has identified the natural actives and compared them favorably against pharmaceutical counterparts. There is increasing excitement in the use of Horopito as a safe and natural anti-fungal that can be used against a number of problem infections.
Horopito leaves, whole or extracted, are the key ingredient in the Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex) anti-fungal range.
PAVLODAR CLINICAL STUDY
In 1997 a clinical study was conducted at the Pavlodar City Centre for Clinical Immunology and Reproduction[i] on the efficacy of Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) Capsules.
Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) Capsules were used by 22 patients aged from 5 to 45, with chronic intestinal candidiasis. The patients suffered from intensive intestinal murmur after food, especially after milk and sugars, predisposition to diarrhea, had white covered tongues and a bacterioscopy found increased amount of yeasts in faeces. All the patients had been previously treated with antifungal drugs with a temporary effect. 5 of the patients had lambiosis. The patients took 1 capsule of Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) two times daily for 2 weeks. The group was compared with 10 patients treated with Diflucan 50mg a day for 7 days.
Clinical improvement was seen in 3 days in 5 patients on Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) and in 7 patients of Diflucan. All the patients on Diflucan and 15 patients on Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) improved clinically in 7 days. 20 patients on Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) capsules had significant improvement in 2 weeks. Repeated bacteriological examination of faeces immediately after the treatment found yeasts in 3 patients on Diflucan and in 9 patients on Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®), but amounts of the yeasts was not higher than in general population.
All the patients were repeatedly consulted in a month after the trial. 8(80%) of the patients treated with Diflucan had clinical and bacteriological relapses while only 7 (32%) relapsed in the group treated with KolorexTM. No adverse reactions were observed in both groups. It was interesting that repeated stool tests were negative in the patients suffering from intestinal lambiosis.
Our experience shows that relapses in chronic intestinal candidasis are common. So, evaluating antifungal drugs effect one should take into account not only immediate results, but frequency of relapses. Our general impression is the shorter an antifungal
treatment course is (even with very effective drugs), the shorter the remission. From this point of view
Horopito + Aniseed (Kolorex®) is a well tolerated and cost effective alternative to ‘chemical’ antifungals.