Throat Coat provides a protective coating on the membranes that line the throat. Throat Coat contains herbs with demulcent action, and in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study it was shown to provide rapid, temporary relief of sore throat pain.
Ingredients: Licorice root, organic slippery elm bark, licorice root dry aqueous extract (8:1), organic marshmallow root, wild cherry bark, bitter fennel fruit, organic cinnamon bark, organic sweet orange peel.
Recommended Use: For Maximum benefit, medicinal tea must be properly prepared.
Pour 8oz. freshly boiled water over a tea bag in a cup. Cover cup and steep 10-15 minutes. These steps directly influence the amount of beneficial components that will end up in your teacup! Gently squeeze the tea bag to release any remaining extract.
Drink 4 to 6 cups daily or as needed. To maximize the coating action of the herbs, gargle before swallowing. To enhance benefits, add honey, especially in dry climates. For an extra strength brew, use two teabags or brew up a whole pot using four or five teabags.
WARNINGS: Cautions: Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you have hypokalemia, if you are taking any kind of hormonal therapies, diuretics, potassium depleting agents, or MAO inhibitors.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have impaired kidney or liver functions, high blood pressure or heart disease.
Pregnancy and lactation: Not to be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Warning: If sore throat is severe, accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. If symptoms do not improve in 7 days, or if irritation, pain, or redness persists or worsens, see your doctor promptly.
NOTES: How does it taste? It's sweet, aromatic, earthy and viscous (which allows the herbs to coat your throat). Children love the sweet, soft and soothing feel of Throat Coat.