It’s that time of year where we are all anxiously avoiding anyone with a scratchy throat, nasty cough, or suspicious hoarseness in their voice. No one wants to wake up one morning with a sore throat or hacking cough when everyone is out celebrating. No one wants to find themselves ordering a drink or meal at a bustling restaurant and struggling to be heard on account of a scratchy throat!
Telltale tickle at the back of the throat?
In general, sore throats are the most common complaint in medical practices, and normally occur in conjunction with upper respiratory tract infections. What’s more, 65% of all sore throats are the result of viral infections, meaning that antibiotics are unlikely to be effective in treating a sore throat. In these cases, non-antibiotic palliative treatment is recommended.
Acting quickly can help alleviate the symptoms of a sore throat. One excellent way to get rid of a sore throat is by using A.Vogel®’s Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray. The Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray contains two fresh and organically grown herbs, Echinaea purpurea and Sage (Salvia Officinalis), combined with peppermint oil for a pleasant, fresh taste.
In-vitro research has demonstrated that Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray provided effective levels of anti-bacterial and antiviral activity. In recent double-blind, placebo controlled experiments, the Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray was proven to be as effective as synthetic throat sprays on the market. Additionally, fewer people taking Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray used painkillers compared to those who used conventional throat sprays, and over 94% of those using the Echinaforce® spray said they would use it again.
Applying the tincture through the special targeted nozzle by resting it on the back of the throat ensures that the spray hits just the right spot, allowing the herbs to get to work within seconds of entering your blood stream. This helps to improve the activity of immune cells in the area of application, speeding up your body’s ability to get over its sickness.
What else can you do?
Reduce your intake of dairy products
Drink plenty of water (warm if you prefer)
Don’t stay in a stuffy room or expose yourself to cigarette smoke
Enjoy the fresh air while staying warmly wrapped up, and avoid exposing your throat to cold winds