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Sore Throat Relief

A sore throat (or throat pain) is pain or irritation of the throat. A common physical symptom, it is usually caused by inflammation of the throat (pharyngitis,) although it can also appear as a result of psychological trauma, diphtheria, or other conditions. People experience varying degrees of pain when they have a sore throat.

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Sore Throat Info

A sore throat (or throat pain) is pain or irritation of the throat. A common physical symptom, it is usually caused by acute pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat), although it can also appear as a result of trauma, diphtheria, or other conditions. A sore throat may cause mild to extreme pain.

A sore throat is pain anywhere in the oropharynx (which is a fancy word for your throat canal.)

A sore throat is usually from irritation or inflammation. The most common cause (80% of people who complain about pain in the throat) is acute viral pharyngitis, a viral infection of the throat. Other causes include other infections (such as streptococcal pharyngitis,) trauma, and tumours. Gastro-oesophageal (acid) reflux can cause stomach acid to leak up into the throat, causing the throat to become sore. 

Another contributing factor to sore throats is unexpressed emotional distress.  The mouth and throat area is the 'avenue of expression' – our main channel of communication.  Holding back something that needs to be said can be an underlying cause of irritation and inflammation in the throat.  

There are some natural health remedies that may help alleviate the pain and remove the symptoms as well as helping boost the immune system to prevent further infection. Vitamin C and zinc are important here. Herbs that are specific for sore throats are thyme, sage and myrrh. 

Product Reviews

  • Artemis Throat Repair.


    We love this product, worked straight away.



  • Winter cold prevention


    Two years ago I started taking Samubcol over winter due to my compromised immune system. A couple of lozenges a day as a winter ills preventative and it works! While those at work have succumbed to terrible colds this year, I've avoided them so far, without so much as a sniffle. This product is a "must have" in your natural health support arsenal.



  • Works, but can you handle it?


    This stuff will blow your socks off and I'm no wimp when it comes to medicines. It is very strong and extremely unpleasant to take. Only desperation will force you to take it, but I have to admit, two doses before bed (along with two doses of Viragone) and the sore throat that had come on very quickly during the day was gone in the morning. I was pretty impresses at that, as glands had been up and everything back to normal next day. Don't get this for the kids, I did, and after the first one nearly chocked on the stuff I couldn't get any of them to take it - and I don't blame them. Potent, but works.



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