Throat infections

Every winter sore throats and the often accompanying colds and flus become a
problem for many people, especially those who have to work in crowded or air
conditioned suroundings.

Sore throats needn’t necessarily turn into a full blown cold or flu if you
treat it immediately that you notice the throat feeling uncomfortable and always
make and effort to keep the immune system as strong as possible.

One of the best and fastest methods I know of to treat a sore throat quickly,
is to obtain some Propolis extract (not the lozenges) and put 1-2 drops directly on the back of the throat 2-3 times daily. If you dislike the taste, follow it with a mouthful of water.
It is safe to swallow as it is also a very effective method of boosting the immune system. It may also be used dilutedas a gargle but often this is not direct enough to stop an infection in its tracks.
Propolis is an excellent antibiotic for any mouth/throat infection and especially for the gums as it tends to ‘stick’ and not wash off directly. However it does stain if dropped onto anything and can be very difficult to remove so use it carefully, it’s
worth the effort!
Contact us to order propolis extract.

Recently oral throat sprays have come on the market and these are proving an
excellent method of reducing and even eliminating the pain of sore throats, as
well as being antibacterial.
Herbal throat sprays that contain herbs such as Echinacea and Sage with Propolis and Colloidal Silver sprays are both effective. Both can be used as soon as a problem is detected and neither stain.

Another method that is convenient to use at short notice is to rub the entire throat area very thoroughly with ‘Tiger Balm’ {TM} or any other heat rub.
Rub around and below the ears also as this can help the Eustachian tubes to drain and help prevent ‘glue ear’.
Be careful with children, some heat rubs are too strong for delicate skin, a
mild rub such as ‘Vicks’ is often better or blend your heat rub with a little plain oil first.

An older, but still very effective method of treating a sore throat is to make a
lemon and honey drink. Use the rind plus the juice of a lemon, add boiling water and 1tsp of honey (Manuka if you have it), then a small amount (but as much as you can handle) of cayenne pepper.
Mix all together and allow to cool. Sipping on this brew can make a world of difference to the sore throat as well as to any annoying cough.

Up-dated Jan 2017