This combination of herbs has been created to help eliminate toxins through the skin and to help move the heat of a fever out of the body. Fever heat is moved to the periphery of the body through a process of diaphoresis. Circulation is stimulated, pores are opened, and fever is released through sweating.\nCatnip Leaf \u0026amp; Flower - assists in opening the pores of the skin to aid diaphoresis.\nPeppermint Leaf - both cools and heats the body helping to cool the effect of fever and warm away the chills.\nHyssop Herb - To quote Matthew Wood in his book The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants: "Hyssop . . . will be deeply penetrating, opening pores and passageways deep inside the body, as well as in the skin, releasing heat through the skin, bringing cooling, lubricating, cleansing fluids into interior organs, dredging blood and fluids to remove heat and congestion, bringing pathogenic heat to the surface and out through the skin." Hyssop herb is also indicated for continued fever that weakens and slows our movements.\nMelissa Herb (Lemon Balm) - is a nervine herb and as such, helps when fever is accompanied by nervousness.\nLemon Verbena Leaf - is an herb that helps reduce fever (antipyretic).\nElder Flower - promotes diaphoresis.\nGinger Root - is warming so not only helps ease the chills that come with fever but also assists in reducing body aches.\nSafflower Flower - aids in cleansing the blood, stimulating blood flow toward the surface to detox fevers, and in regulating perspiration.\nYarrow Flower - opens the skin to the circulation, releases the heat of fever, and promotes perspiration.\nSOURCES: Matthew Wood's The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Matthew Wood's The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants\nBOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION\nCatnip Leaf, Nepeta cataria, organic\nAvoid during pregnancy.\nPeppermint Leaf, Mentha piperita, organic\nAvoid during pregnancy. Avoid with gastroesophageal reflux or with a hiatal hernia. Avoid with significant gastrointestinal inflammation or gastrointestinal ulcers. Co-administration of iron-fortified bread and Peppermint leaf tea reduced absorption of the iron by 84%.\nHyssop Herb, Hyssopus officinalis, organic\nAvoid during pregnancy. \nMelissa Herb (Lemon Balm), Melissa officinalis, organic\nMay affect thyroid hormone levels and inhibit binding of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) to TSH receptors. In large amounts, Melissa Herb is a thyroxin inhibitor. Avoid with Hashimoto thyroiditis and other hypothyroid conditions. Large amounts of Melissa Herb may be antagonistic to Synthroid and Levoxyl.\nLemon Verbena Leaf, Aloysia triphylla, organic\nSafe to consume when used appropriately. \nElder Flower, Sambucus nigra\/canadensis, organic\nSafe to consume when used appropriately.\nGinger Root, Zingiber officinale, organic\nAvoid with active gallstone disease. Avoid with blood thinning medication. May potentiate anti-platelet medication. Large doses may cause gastrointestinal disturbance. Excessive doses of preparations made from fresh Ginger root have been reported to cause dry mouth, sore throat, nosebleeds, and kidney inflammation.\nSafflower Flower, Carthamus tinctorius, organic\nAvoid during pregnancy. Not for use with bleeding disorders, hemorrhagic diseases, or peptic ulcers. Not for use with anticoagulant medication.\nYarrow Flower, Achillea millefolium, organic\nAvoid if allergic to members of the Asteraceae family (composites). Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid with pelvic inflammatory disease and excessive menstrual bleeding. With external use, immediate cessation of treatment is advised in the event of itching and inflammatory changes in the skin.\nThis product is certified organic.