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Napiers Marshmallow Skin Salve

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1.    WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND

WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Napiers Marshmallow Skin Salve is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Marshmallow root, Slippery Elm bark, sublimed sulphur and zinc oxide. For full details see Section 6.

Napiers Marshmallow Skin Salve is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic relief of minor skin conditions causing skin irritation such as dermatitis and mild eczema, based on traditional use only.

2.    BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS

PRODUCT

Do not use this product if you:

•    are under 12 years old

•    are pregnant or breastfeeding

•    are allergic to any of the ingredients

•    have widespread redness, oozing or infected skin sores, or the skin is broken

If the affected area has suddenly become inflamed consult a doctor or a qualified health practitioner._


Important information about some of the ingredients in this medicine

This product contains lanolin (wood fat) cetostearyl alcohol. Which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis)

Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membrane.


3. HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT

For cutaneous use only.

Wash hands before and after use.

Adults, the Elderly and Children over 12 years of age: Apply to affected skin sparingly once at night and once in the morning.

If symptoms worsen or persist after 2 weeks, consult a doctor or a qualified health practitioner.


If you use too much (overdose).

If you accidentally apply too much ointment, it is unlikely to cause any harm. Excess ointment can be washed off.


If you forget to use this product

If you forget to use this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. Then next use this medicine at the usual time.


If you have any questions, or are unsure of anything, please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

No side effects have been reported with this product.

If you notice any side effect, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

Making medicines safer

You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card form from your doctor's surgery or a pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am-2pm Monday to Friday).


5.    HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT

Do not use this product after the expiry date. The expiry date is printed on the label and on the bottom of the carton.

Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original container.

There are no special precautions for disposal.

Keep this product out of the reach and sight of children.

6.    FURTHER INFORMATION

Each 50 g contains:

6.5    % w/w Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis),

2.5    % w/w Slippery Elm bark (Ulmus fulva),

1.3 % w/w sublimed sulphur 1.95 % w/w zinc oxide

Also contains castor oil, chlorophyll oil-soluble E140, wool fat (lanolin anhydrous), hard paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, Rosemary oil, Eucalyptus oil and yellow soft paraffin.


Traditional Herbal Registration holder:

Highland Herbs Limited 10 Payne Street Glasgow G4 0LF

Product manufacturers:

Potters Ltd, Wigan WN5 0JZ

Traditional Herbal Registration number: THR 43751/0013

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Leaflet revised 21/01/2015


What is Marshmallow?

Marshmallow or marsh mallow is a pretty flowering herb native to the British Isles. An extract from the root is used in making this medicine.

What is Slippery Elm Bark?

Slippery Elm is a species of elm tree native to eastern North America. Powder from the bark is used in this medicine.

What is Sublimed Sulphur ?

Sublimed sulphur is a medicinal form of naturally occurring non-toxic elemental sulphur, traditionally known as 'Flowers of Sulphur'. It has been used in traditional medicine since the Ancient Egyptians, as recorded in the Ebers Papyrus (1500 BC)

What is Zinc Oxide?

Zinc oxide is an inorganic non-toxic compound made from oxidizing zinc, a naturally occurring metal. It has been used in traditional medicine since the ancient Greeks, as recorded by the Greek physician Dioscorides (40-90 AD).

Further Enquiries

A copy of this leaflet in large format print is available.

If you would like more information about this product please contact:

Napiers the Herbalists 24 Tennant Street,

Edinburgh EH6 5ND

Telephone: 0845 002 1860_


PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

NAPIERS MARSHMALLOW SKIN SALVE

with Marshmallow root, Slippery Elm bark, sublimed sulphur and zinc oxide

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this product.

It contains important information for you about this product that may affect you.

Keep this leaflet. You may wish to read it again.

You must contact a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if your symptoms do not improve or worsen during the use of this medicinal product. If any side effects become serious, or if you notice side effects not listed in here, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What is in this leaflet?

1.    What this product is and what it is used for.

2.    Before you take this product

3.    How to take this product

4.    Possible side effects

5.    How to store this product

6.    Further information

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