Ear, Nose & Throat

The upper respiratory tract (also known as the upper airways) generally includes our mouth, throat and voice box and the nose and nasal passages, which includes the sinus region around our nose and eyes. This system helps us to breathe, smell, swallow, cough, sneeze, speak, hear and keep our balance, and more.

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We’ve all experienced too much mucous or other fluids in the upper respiratory tract, which often develops when our body’s natural immune defences are compromised. Sometimes we even experience too little fluids, particularly in our eyes during flying, while working in an air-conditioned environment or in the seasons where pollen is widespread.

Luckily, there are a variety of ‘saviours’ in the natural health product range, which are formulated to support the normal function and healing ability of the upper respiratory system and the body’s natural immune defences.

Herbs are truly magnificent when it comes to supporting the ears, nose and throat and assisting with a normal functioning immune system. Some herbal options include:

  • Ribwort and Eyebright – used for many years by traditional medical herbalists to aid with balancing mucous secretion within the eyes, nose and ear regions, and to suppprt their normal healthy function
  • Olive leaf – provides antioxidant support for ills and chills and supports immunity and a healthy respiratory tract
  • Ginger – a powerful antioxidant to support the immune system
  • Peppermint – supports clear airways
  • Thyme – used to support clear airways and an irritated throat
  • Echinacea – supports healthy immune function and recovery from ills and chills.

Other vitamins, minerals and superfoods can also help to support a healthy upper respiratory tract a