Dr. Christopher: X-Ceptic
Dr. Christopher's X-Ceptic has been used traditionally by many herbalists and natural healers as nature's perfect herbal antiseptic. Contains many of Nature's finest and most potent natural germ and bacteria fighters.
Dr. Christopher's X-Ceptic: White Oak Bark, Golden Seal Root, Myrrh Gum, Comfrey Root*, Garlic Bulb and Cayenne Pepper. This extract is in a base of pure grain alcohol. X-Ceptic is for External Use Only.
Product Directions: Apply externally as needed or as directed
by your health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place.
*Concerning the warning label on the X-Ceptic:
The FDA is requiring all the herb companies put a warning label on any product that has comfrey in it. The label says the following:
Warning: External use only. Consuming this product can cause serious liver damage. This product contains Comfrey. Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which may cause serious illness or death. This product should not be taken orally, used as a suppository, or applied to broken skin. For futher information contact the FDA at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov
It is true that there are pyrrolizidine alkaloids in comfrey. Dr. Christopher taught and believed that herbs should be used in their entirety. He believed that the body is able to deal with small amounts of toxins in the herbs when the whole herb is used. Whole herbs are used in the formulas. No research was done by the FDA concerning the use of whole herbs - only that pyrrolizidine alkaloids alone cause liver damage.
Here is an additional link to the FDA site concerning the use of comfrey: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/ds-ill.html
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