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Can anyone tell me what's in the Snotty Samurai lozenges?

 
 
sozobe
 
Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 05:42 pm
E.G. was in Japan and brought home a whole bunch of stuff. One thing was this package of lozenges:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/snottysamurai.jpg

Shortly after he got back, I had all the telltale signs of coming down with a cold. Decided that what with the snot those things had to be for colds and took one. Took another for good measure.

Oh my god. Those things WORKED! I know it could well be placebo effect but I wasn't actually expecting anything in particular. Could also be a coincidence.

But I really thought that was that, cold was coming, and then whammo, averted completely.

However, I don't know what the heck I took. (Three total.) I think the flower is echinachea, and some sorts of herbs, but what the heck are those blue bubbly things? Not water...?

So, if anyone knows how to read Japanese, your assistance would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 06:07 pm
I've been told it's the Japanese version of Coldeeze. The active ingredient is zinc. Someone who actually can read Japanese might be able to confirm or deny my information.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 06:46 pm
The icon on the left looks like, er, hemp.
The flower definitely looks like echinacea.

The bottom icon with the lozenges looks like mint.

We have Japanese speakers on her occasionally. Why not PM sat_sf?
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 06:58 pm
soz :
PLEASE send me some of those SNOT PILLS !
started sneezing this morning and now my nose is running like a faucet !
been dousing my nose with saltwater and sucking RICOLAS - so instead of taking nine days to get rid of it , it should only take a week and two days ! :wink:
hbg
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 07:08 pm
Hamburger - have you ever tried a netti pot?
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 07:12 pm
Cold eze works pretty well, too.

Not sure, but I think Sat-fs (abuzz) is plain Satt on a2k. He either reads Japanese, or wasted a fortune on his library.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 07:16 pm
I take cold eze.

Sorry about the mix-up with Satt's name.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 07:19 pm
Oh, I'm just working from memory. You could be exactly right.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 07:20 pm
Quote:
Hamburger - have you ever tried a netti pot?


right now i'm using the french AQUA-SENSE , it works well but costs about $10 a bottle - i'm too lazy to make my own mix right now .

SATT FS is a true japanese - he's also quite fluent in german !
he hasn't posted for a while .
hbg
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 07:24 pm
satt's pm can be found here : http://www.able2know.org/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=736
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 08:28 pm
It could be Liu Shen Wan
http://chinesemedicinenews.com/2007/04/08/250-year-old-pill-formula-proven-good-at-fighting-cold/
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satt fs
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2007 06:26 pm
I do not know well about this, but from reading the description on the pack of the candy, I see that it contains the extract of "Chinese sweet tea" (leaves of Chinese Blackberry [Rubus suavisimus]). Chinese sweet tea is sometimes thought to be good for making improvements on symptoms of allergy to pollen.

Chinese sweet tea (wikipedia)
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2007 06:30 pm
Hi satt fs!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hey, that'd be very cool, because I've been wondering about the line between allergies and colds. Still haven't quite figured it out.

Can you tell me what those four ingredients are?
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satt fs
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2007 06:41 pm
One is the extracts from the Chinese sweet tea, and other three ingredients appear to be

1) lactobacillus,

and extracts from

2) echinacea, and

3) Japanese basil,

with menthol as a flavoring agent.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2007 06:44 pm
what would we do without satt fs coming to the rescue ? :wink:
hbg
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satt fs
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2007 06:49 pm
hamburger, thank you for bringing me back, as I have been at the beach for a while..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/1557611447_7e212d7406.jpg

I felt no fear of cold on the beach. Laughing
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hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2007 06:57 pm
that fear inspiring picture on the package would scare away any potential "cold bug" .
i bet you carried a package with you when walking on the beach - waving it at any suspicious "bug" and saying : " I DARE YOU ! YOU WILL BE DESTROYED ! " :wink:
hbg
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Oct, 2007 11:08 am
Is that your own photo? Gorgeous!

Thanks so much for solving this mystery.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Wed 17 Oct, 2007 03:48 pm
That's my pleasure.

The photo was taken on thursday of the last week in Okinawa.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Oct, 2007 03:54 pm
Wow! Idyllic.

One last question, if I may -- does Japanese basil have any medicinal qualities? Do you know why it was included?
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