Pharmaceutical compositions comprising plant extracts and methods for reducing duration of a common cold using same

  • US 9,555,069 B2
  • Filed: 04/29/2015
  • Issued: 01/31/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/23/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for reducing duration of common cold symptoms, said method comprising:

  • nasally administering to a human exhibiting common cold symptoms a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising;

    (a) from about 0.001 wt. % to about 0.5 wt. % of a mixture of L. operculata 10 wt. % extract (MT), S. officinale

    extract, and G. glauca 10 wt. % extract (MT);

    (b) from about 0.001 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of a thickener;

    (c) from about 0.001 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of a surfactant;

    (d) from about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of an organic acid;

    (e) from about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of an alkaline material;

    (f) from about 0.001 wt. % to about 1 wt. % of an inhalant;

    (g) from about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of an α

    -amino acid; and

    (h) from about 90 wt. % to about 99 wt. % water, wherein each wt. % is based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the common cold sypmtoms are selected from the group consisting of;

    nasal congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, dry/scratchy throat and/or sneezing.

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