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1 Weleda Company Overview PBL Training Notes Core Range - OTC Medicines - Weleda New Zealand is part of a large group of International Weleda companies manufacturing complementary medicines and natural organic cosmetics. Inspired by nature and holistic science since 1921 Weleda has created a range of truly natural health and beauty products our range is as varied as nature itself. - Weleda NZ is headquartered in Hawkes Bay and is NZ s only natural pharmaceutical company with a licence to manufacture registered Medicines. - The Weleda Medicines are manufactured to internationally recognised NZ Code of Good Manufacturing Practice. - Weleda NZ has its own biodynamic gardens (biodynamic growing is a step above organic), here nearly 70 different medicinal herbs are grown for use in the manufacture of the Weleda Medicines and Body Care Products; 30% of the garden is allocated to growing ingredients for our Organic Cough Elixir. All the Echinacea for the Echinacea/Thuja Comp. is grown at Weleda NZ. - Many of our OTC formulations are indigenous to NZ and have been developed by New Zealanders for New Zealanders, they feature improvements on the European formulations and included such products are Arnica Cream, Tendinitis Cream, Frost Cream and Organic Cough Elixir. Product Categories: Core Ranged Weleda products include the following; 1) Cough & Cold: Organic Cough Elixir, Cold and Flu Pilules, Chest Rub, Sore Throat Relief, Frost Cream 2) Pain Management: Arnica Cream 3) Allergy: Gencydo Hayfever Nasal Spray, Gencydo Eye Drops, Hayfever and Sinusitis Drops, Sinus Drops 4) First Aid: Combudoron Spray Products: 3 key points for each 1) Cough & Cold Products Cold and Flu Pilules Colds & Flu symptom relief - For the relief of cold and flu symptoms such as fever, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, sneezing, running nose and cough. The formulations include a range of homeopathic remedies that deal with first sign through to end stage cold & flu symptoms. - Cold and Flu Pilules ideal for babies, young children and pregnant mums as they are alcohol free and dissolve quickly in the mouth. - No side effects, non sedative.

2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): - Q. Are Cold & Flu Pilules safe to take during pregnancy? A. Yes. Cold & Flu Pilules are suitable during pregnancy for the treatment of cold & flu symptoms. - Q. If my baby/child has a cold or flu how often should I give them Cold & Flu Pilules? A. Take a dose every 2 hours. This will help relieve the symptoms and speed recovery. Organic Cough Elixir Relieves wet & dry coughs - Soothing expectorant for the relief of wet and dry coughs, without acting as a suppressant. Active ingredients (Marshmallow, Aniseed, Sundew) act to soothe irritated mucus membranes relieving tickly coughs; others (Plantain, Horehound) work as expectorants to break up and eliminate mucus assisting chesty coughs. - Suitable for children through to adults. - No side effects and can be used with other medications. - Q. Is Weleda Organic Cough Elixir safe in pregnancy? A. Refer to FAQ section of the OTC brochure. - Q. Can I give Weleda Organic Cough Elixir to my baby? A. Weleda Organic Cough Elixir can be recommended to children under 12 years. Seek professional advice before giving any medicines for coughs to children under 2 years. Weleda recommends Cold & Flu Pilules for child under 2 years with feverish colds and flu. - Q. What does Weleda Organic Cough Elixir taste like? A. This makes a very pleasant drink, which is sipped. Positive feedback from mothers, many mention it s the only cough medicine their child will take. - Q. Why is there sugar in Weleda Organic Cough Elixir? A. The Weleda Elixirs are true Elixirs and use sugar to naturally preservative the product. Therefore Weleda Elixirs are not suitable for diabetics. Chest Rub Chest & cough congestion - A warming, soothing herbal cream that helps to relieve congestion in wet, chesty and bronchial coughs. - High quality product including herbal ingredients as well as pure essential oils. - Truly natural offering: Natural base allows active ingredients to be absorbed deep into tissue, increasing effectiveness of product. FAQ - Q. Can I use Weleda Chest Rub on my baby? A. For under 3 years and sensitive skin, use 2-3 mm diluted in a small amount of vegetable oil. Alternatively apply a small amount to the outside of the clothing or on a tissue and place near the head of the bed and out of child s reach. - Q. Can this product be used around the nose, i.e. to relieve sinus congestion? A. Do not use this or any product containing camphor around the nose. Recommend Catarrh Cream Strong (adults) or Catarrh Cream (Children) which are designed to be used around the nose to relief sinus congestion. - Q. What would Weleda recommend to prevent a head cold from progressing further into the chest and becoming a chest infection? A. Take Weleda Echinacea/Thuja Comp. to boost the immune system and help fight the infection. In conjunction with this use Weleda Chest Rub to support the lungs and prevent the infection from entering the chest.

3 Sore Throat Relief Sore Throats - For the soothing relief from acute, sore and inflamed throats, example fiery sore throat as symptom of a cold (take in conjunction with Echinacea/Thuja Comp.) - Suitable for diabetics and fussy children - No artificial sweeteners or sugars. FAQ - Q. How often can I take Weleda Sore Throat Relief? A. Can be taken every two hours, as symptoms improve reduce dosage to 3 times daily. Frost Cream Effective relief of Chilblains - For the prevention and treatment of chilblains. - Unique product that works on improving circulation, warms and relieves never pain. - Helps remove congestion and relieve discomfort FAQ - Q. Can I use Frost Cream on broken skin? A. Do not apply Frost Cream to broken skin. Instead apply Weleda Hypercal Cream to assist with healing. Frost Cream can be applied once the skin has healed. 2) Pain Management Arnica Cream Fast healing for bruises and sprains - Fast effective relief as highest concentration. Weleda Arnica Cream is the strongest registered Arnica Cream on the NZ market containing 50% Arnica extract. If you compare this with our largest competitor their strongest Arnica Cream sits at around 10%. Meaning you only need to use a small amount of Weleda Arnica cream for a very effective result. - Unique formulation for best results. Weleda Arnica Cream combines Arnica with the pure essential oils of Silver Fir, Lemon, Rosemary and Sage. This enhances the anti-inflammatory action of Arnica and therefore makes the cream more effective. - Natural base allows for a deeper level of healing. The natural base of this cream is absorbed deep into the tissue and carries active ingredients down with it. This allows for a deeper level of healing and improved results when compared with products that sit in the upper most layers of the skin.

4 - Q. Can I use Weleda Arnica Cream if the skin is broken, i.e. around the outside of a cut? B. Arnica cream is not to be used on open wounds. To assist healing of cuts and abrasions use Weleda Hypercal Lotion diluted (antiseptic, healing wash), Weleda Hypercal Cream or Weleda Calendula Healing Cream. Arnica Cream can be carefully applied around the outside of broken skin, ensuring it does not go into the cut or abrasions. - Q. Can I use Weleda Arnica Cream on children and the elderly? A. Yes, however if there are concerns about sensitive skin, test on a small area of the skin and apply sparingly. In the case of a reaction discontinue use. - Q. Do I need to take Arnica internally as well as applying Weleda Arnica Cream? A. For best results we recommend taking Weleda Arnica 6x (adults) or Weleda Arnica Pilules (children), as well as applying Weleda Arnica Cream to speed recovery of injured tissue. 3) Allergy Gencydo Hayfever Nasal Spray Fast relief from hayfever and allergies - Fast acting treatment for hayfever, unlike many conventional nasal sprays which require a lead in (or build up ) time. This is not the case for Gencydo Nasal Spray as it starts to provide effective relief from first application. - Unique therapeutic ingredients (lemon & quince) work to strengthen integrity of the mucus membranes in the nasal passage. No rebound congestion so this product can be used long term. No side effects such as insomnia, dizziness. - Air-filter packaging: Weleda developed a tiny air-filter that sits in the nozzle of this nasal spray, air that s drawn into the products is kept sterile, doing away with the need for synthetic preservatives and the product can remain all natural. - Q. Can I use Weleda Gencydo Hayfever Nasal Spray during pregnancy? C. Yes, this product is suitable for use during pregnancy. - Q. Can I use Weleda Gencydo Hayfever Nasal Spray while taking other medication? A. Yes, you can use Gencydo Hayfever Nasal Spray with other conventional and/or complementary medication - Q. Can I use Gencydo Hayfever Nasal Spray to assist with a runny or blocked nose associated with a cold. A. Yes, as this products helps to strengthen the mucus membranes in the nose, helping to reduce and clear nasal discharge. For best results use with Weleda Echinacea/Thuja Comp. - Q. I often get a dry nose when in air conditioned buildings or on long haul flights, will Gencydo Hayfever Nasal spray assist with this? A. Weleda Rhinodoron Nasal Spray is recommended as this contains Aloe vera and is ideal to sooth and moisturise dry nasal passages. Gencydo Eye Drops Fast relief for allergy eyes - Fast acting relief for red, irritated streaming eyes, often associated with allergies and hayfever. Gencydo Eye Drops are safe to use long term as don t restrict blood flow to the eye, unlike many conventional eye drops which do restrict blood flow to the area. - Unique therapeutic ingredients (lemon & quince) work to strengthen the integrity of the mucus membranes in the eyes making this an ideal product for prevention as well as treatment. - Unique innovative packaging: Weleda avoids the need to use synthetic preservatives by placing a silver insert into the lid of its eye drops (Gencydo and Soothing). Silver acts as a natural preservative keeping this product free from synthetic preservatives.

5 - Q. Can I use Gencydo Eye Drops if I wear contact lenses? A. Yes, you can use the Gencydo Eye Drops if you wear contact lenses. - Q. Can I use Weleda Gencydo Eye Drops during pregnancy? A. Yes, this product is suitable for use during pregnancy. Hayfever & Sinusitis Drops Internal support for painful hayfever and sinusitis - For painful hayfever and sinusitis (i.e., those with headaches due to sinus congestion). - Treats a broad range of hayfever symptoms (i.e., runny itchy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, thick nasal discharge, blocked sinuses) - For best results use with Gencydo Nasal Spray. - Q. Can I use Weleda Hayfever & Sinus Drops alongside conventional antihistamine medication? A. Yes, and this will help to reduce the need for conventional antihistamine medication. - Q. Can I take Weleda Hayfever & Sinusitis Drops during pregnancy? A. Yes, this product is suitable for use during pregnancy. - Q. Can I give Weleda Hayfever & Sinusitis Drops to my child? A. Weleda Hayfever & Sinusitis Drops are suitable for all age groups, refer to packaging for dosage instructions. Sinus Drops Internal support for hayfever and sinus relief - For non-painful hayfever and sinus problems (i.e., those with runny itchy nose, mild sinusitis, watery nasal discharge that is not accompanied by sinus congestion and headache). Also indicated for sinus complaints where there is a dry nose with a tendency to nose bleeds. - Prevention and treatment product for hayfever and sinus problems as therapeutic ingredients act as a natural anti-inflammatory for the mucus membranes in the nasal passage. - For best results use with Gencydo Nasal Spray. - Q. Can I use Weleda Sinus Drops alongside conventional antihistamine medication? A. Yes, and this will help to reduce the need for conventional antihistamine medication. - Q. Can I take Weleda Sinus Drops during pregnancy? A. Yes, this product is suitable for use during pregnancy. - Q. Can I give Weleda Sinus Drops to my child? A. Weleda Hayfever & Sinusitis Drops are suitable for all age groups, refer to packaging for dosage instructions.

6 4) First Aid Combudoron Spray For treatment of Insect Bites - A soothing and healing spray for the relief of itchy skin rashes, insect bites and stings. - Unique product due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. The specific action of Arnica, combined with the Nettle work together to help heal tissue damage. Both plants help soothe local inflammation and encourage the formation of healthy tissue. - Spray on application avoids the need for touching or rubbing tender skin, providing fast acting relief (note this is a topical spray) - Q. Can I use Weleda Combudoron Spray if the skin is broken, i.e. top has been scratch off the insect bite? - Yes, Weleda Combudoron Spray can be used on insect bites that have had the top layer of skin removed. However we do not advise use if the skin is broken and bleeding, in this instance we recommend Weleda Hypercal Cream or Weleda Calendula Healing Cream. - Q. Can I use Weleda Combudoron Spray on children and the elderly? A. Yes, however if there are concerns about sensitive skin, test on a small area of the skin and apply sparingly. In the case of a reaction discontinue use. - Q. Can Weleda Combudoron Spray also be taken orally? A. No, Weleda Combudoron Spray provides topical relief and is not to be taken orally.

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