We believe natural ingredients are the best and most effective treatments for baby colic. Below are the ingredients used in Willby’s Wind and Colic Mix as well as a description of how they work to ultimately relieve colic symptoms.
Botanic name: Anethum graveolens as Dill Water BPC 1973
Serves to expel wind and pains of colic. It also helps to prevent gas formation and is a natural relaxant.
With multiple uses from medicinal purposes to cooking, dill oil is truly a versatile herb. Often used as a flavour enhancer in foods, dill oil is also commonly used in natural remedies to support digestion and overall gastrointestinal health while providing important antioxidants to the body. Dill oil is used in our mix to relieve the pains of colic by preventing the formation of gas pockets in the baby’s digestive system whilst also functioning as a natural relaxant.
Did you know: Romans typically applied dill oil before battle because of its calming properties that reduce nervousness and stress.
Botanic name: limonum as Sodium Citrate BP
Prevents the coagulation of milk into curds, reduces acidity and helps the digestive process by breaking up large gas bubbles.
Lemon juice is one of the most valuable of all fruits for preserving health. Lemon possesses immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. Being rich in vitamins, lemon juice (sodium citrate) is commonly used to treat infant digestive complaints. In our mix, lemon juice is an essential ingredient which helps the digestive process in babies by breaking down pockets of gas in the colon.
Belladonna leaf tincture (British Pharmacopeia)
Botanic name: Belladonna leaf tincture BP
WHY WILLBYS USES BELLADONNA TINCTURE BP ( BRITISH PHARMACOPOEIA )
Willby’s Colic Mix is a highly effective herbal option for families experiencing the effects of wind and colic with their baby. Willby’s is a compounded pharmaceutical medication made from natural ingredients. All ingredients are standardised and approved for use by the Australian therapeutic goods administration for use in compounded medications and comply with this standard.
Willby’s cannot be purchased without extensive assessment and evaluation for suitability by a trained consultant. It is then prescribed, dosed and manufactured by pharmacists according to the compounding standards set by the Victorian Pharmaceutical Authority.
The principal ingredient of the Willby’s Colic mix is Belladonna Leaf tincture.
Belladonna tincture is produced to a standard (British Pharmacopea) for medicinal use in compounded medications in Australia. It can only be purchased for use by registered pharmacists, who comply with the regulatory requirements for its use.
THE WILLBYS FORMULATION WHEN TAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS PRESCRIBED DOSAGE IS CLINICALLY SAFE FOR ALL BABY’S ASSESSED SUITABLE FOR ITS USE.
Belladonna is a herb with a long history of medically documented use since 1809. It has been on the Australian national health scheme as an active ingredient, used in many adult and paediatric medications from the 1950’s to 1975. After this time, modern medicine has developed cheaper, synthetic versions of the active ingredients of belladonna which has made its use less common. Despite being more expensive, Willby’s continues to use Belladonna tincture as an active ingredient in its colic mix as it provides faster, more effective treatment at much lower doses than artificial alternatives.
Belladonna tincture is a highly effective antispasmodic and is especially effective in reducing cramping of the stomach in infants and adults with conditions like colic or irritable bowel syndrome.
Potential side effects that may occur with normal dosage
• Facial flushing, similar to blushing when embarrassed • Pupil dilation • Decreasing gut motility. (This improves absorption of the gut but should not cause constipation)
These effects are temporary and normally subside within 48 hours.
IN THE CASE OF AN OVERDOSE.
Over 20,000 bottles of this product have been sold and no side effects of this nature have occurred.
The Willby’s dose is always conservative. In order to overdose, a baby would have to be given double the daily maximum in a 24-hour period.