Throat on Fire
From fires, to desert living or just the seasonal cold, Throat on Fire is the cure all for dry throat, cough and immune support. This blend contains 4 of the strongest herbs known for dry throat, itchy throat, immune support and inflammation. Take it throughout the day for constant relief.
Elderberry ( Sambucus Nigra)
This esteemed tree is often referred to as the “Elder” or ‘Protector”. Elderberry tinctures, syrups, and salves have long been used in folk medicine to treat seasonal colds, flu and upper respiratory infections. Elderberries contain natural substances called flavonoids. They seem to help reduce swelling, fight inflammation, and boost the immune system. Studies have found that elderberry eases flu symptoms like fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, cough, and body aches. Elderberry also exerts anti-inflammatory effects, reducing swelling and pain by tempering the body’s immune response. Some believe that elderberry can treat sciatica and other forms of neuropathic pain, due to its potent inflammation relieving properties.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
In the world of herbs, licorice root is primarily known as a demulcent (that is a soothing substance taken internally to protect damaged or inflamed tissue) and an expectorant (a substance that assists in expelling mucus from the lungs and throat). Licorice has constituents that provides relief to irritated membranes, it also acts as a stimulater to repair inflamed tissue.
Purple Echinacea ( Echinacea Purpurea)
Echinacea also known as purple cone flower, was a Native American favorite, it was used to treat toothaches, sore throats and snakebites. It’s native to California so it makes perfect sense it would be a wonderful desert companion for the dry air and fires. There have been numerous studies about Echinacea. Research suggests it does increase the number of white blood cells, as well as the process of phagocytosis, or the gobbling up of invading organisms by immune cells. It may also block an enzyme that causes infections to spread. Most of the research has been done on E. purpurea, which is recommended for the treatment of colds, respiratory infections and for urinary tract infections.
Marsh Mallow (Althaea Officialis)
Marshmallow root is a perennial herb that’s native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. It’s been used as a folk remedy for thousands of years to treat digestive, respiratory, and skin conditions.The high mucilaginous content of marshmallow root make it a useful remedy for treating coughs, colds and inflamed tissue. … Marshmallow root appears to act as an enzyme to loosen mucous and inhibit bacteria. It is excellent for dry coughs, as it moistens and lubricates the lungs.