Dahon or Da One | Leaf or Solmux?

Unilab is actively promoting its cough medicine, Carbocisteine Solmux. As far as I remembered the company hired popular actors like Aga Muhlach and Vic Sotto as their endorser. They had a funny commercial in which the kid have to choose between gorilla and cough syrup to expel phlegm. Their ad strategy changed a bit when lagundi leaf and its preparations in bottle went on air. It is a smear campaign I think!

At the very start of cough, take Solmux. It expel the source of cough, the pleghm with bacteria. Solmux is the “da one” with bacteria expel action. It can cure cough which cannot be treated with leaves or “dahon”. Do not trust dahon. Leaves might also harbor harmful bacteria.

The ad  message is clear. Dahon refers to Lagundi leaf. It is a herbal medicine approved by the Department of Health, DOH, for cough remedy. Apparently the only natural rival.

lagundi leavesOn the other hand, Ascof Lagundi Leaf Syrup have their own version. Stating that natural preparation is very safe and effective as compared to chemical based formulas. The latter such as tut… tut… can cause dizziness.

Flemex, another natural lagundi leaf preparation offers convenience. Its commercials are never mentioning any negative words. Why boil lagundi leaf if there is Flemex lagundi? Very convenient for the lazy and busy.

Know how to prepare lagundi tea for cough treatment.

boiling lagundi leavesI think there is no real best. Curing cough is not dependent on medicine alone. Other factors such us kind of bacterial infection, antibiotic resistance, severity of symptoms and individual lifestyle have to be considered. Taking cough syrup + drinking alcohol + going to be late and or working 24/7 = useless treatment.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Accepts coaching and consultancy services. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines.

Taking Ice Cream as Cough Remedy

Have a cough? What will you do in case you really have? Rest is the least priority – need to work to earn some. Perhaps taking cough medicine is the first action.

Which medicine will you choose? Dahon (leaf) or the One?

The One refers to advertiser itself, the Solmux. It is being endorsed by Bossing Vic. The advantage of “The One” is fast acting cure – less waiting time. Fast acting cure is their claim.

On the other hand, dahon is none other than lagundi herbal cough medicine. This natural remedy is proven effective and recognized by the Department of Health (DOH). Some drug companies are commercializing it as syrup and capsule. Popular brands are Flemex and Ascof. They are true competitors.

Mom chose none of the above. She never take any cough syrup and any herbal medicine. She is taking a food that is not meant to be a cure. She is eating ice cream everytime she have a cough. I have not tried it but it really works for her every time.

ice cream on stick

I am looking for some explanations for this. I can’t find any on the net. Please help!

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Accepts coaching and consultancy services. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines.