Organic Throat Soothers Review
The Organic Throat Soothers formula is promoted as aromatherapy pastilles that may calm sore throats. It is manufactured by St. Claire’s Organics.
St. Claire’s Organics is a producer and distributor of sweets and pastilles from Colorado, in the United States. The company sells only products that have been certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture. Their formulas do not contain allergens (dairy, soy, casein, gluten, and others) and all their flavors and colors are naturally derived. The company also gives a small part of its revenues to a non-profit organization that tries to preserve indigenous peoples’ herbal knowledge.
According to the producer, Organic Throat Soothers are part of their newest product line which is called Aromatherapy Pastilles. These pastilles are considered functional foods as per St. Claire’s Organics, which are foods with an important nutritional value or foods that help prevent diseases. The formula contains medicinal herbs that help in coughs and sore throats, sugars (the molasses granules which are absorbed more slowly in the blood than refined sugars) and menthol for a cooling effect. The manufacturer does not say who the product is supposed to help. In our view, people who have diabetes should further investigate if they are allowed to take these pastilles.
Organic Throat Soothers Ingredients
Organic Throat Soothers contains the following ingredients: Slippery elm powder, Echinacea extract, licorice root powder, eucalyptus essential oil, usnea extract, osha extract, myrrh powder, organic capsicum extract, molasses granules, and menthol.
Organic Throat Soothers are mint tasting pastilles that contain herbs such as slippery elm and Echinacea which are generally recommended for treating coughs, sore throats, and boosting the immune system. Slippery elm is an herb that has been only scarcely researched by scientists nonetheless herbalists usually recommend it for coughs, sore throat, skin conditions, and stomach and intestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastric re-flux and diarrhea. Laboratory studies have shown it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and in addition it is rich in a substance called mucilage, hence its soothing effect on the digestive tract when taken orally.
Some specialists believe that slippery elm might cause miscarriage. Another side effect of the herb is that, due to the fact that it can coat the digestive tract, it may interfere with the absorption of other drugs and herbs. This poses some questions as to whether slippery elm might decrease the effectiveness of the other ingredients in the formulation promoted by St. Claire’s Organics.
While the formulation is recommended for soothing sore throats, the producer states that Organic Throat Soothers is not intended to prevent or cure medical conditions. All the products that do not require FDA approval but can be marketed are required to have this mentioned on their label. St. Claire’s Organics does not list side effects on its site. The formula is sold in tins of 1.38 oz ($2.7/oz or $3.8/tin if you buy from the manufacturer) and in 8 oz bulk bags ($1.9/oz from the manufacturer). One serving consists of one pastille.
- The price for a tin ranges from around $3 (if you buy a 6-pack from online retailers) to $4.25, which would recommend it as an inexpensive product
- It can be ordered from many online retailers
- Shipping charges are affordable
- Some herbs may interact with other drugs (like Echinacea with medication that suppresses the immune system)
- We have not found online consumer reviews
- The safety and effectiveness of the pastilles have not been checked by the FDA
Organic Throat Soothers is advertised as being able to sooth sore throats. If we look at its list of ingredients, the formula may be effective as it contains herb extracts and essential oils that have been used for a long time in fold medicine for the treatment of symptoms of cold.
However, we have not found online consumer reviews in spite of the fact that the product seems to be available on a relatively large number of websites. Therefore we do not know whether customers were indeed satisfied with the product.
Since they are sold at an affordable price, we believe that the Organic Throat Soothers pastilles may be worth trying.
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Organic Throat Soothers are sold in the form of aromatherapy pastilles that may help in soothing dry and sore throats. The company behind the product is St. Claire’s Organics. The formula contains slippery elm, Echinacea, and osha among other, which are all herbs that have been traditionally used for symptoms associated with the flu and the common cold. Since it contains sugars, people suffering from diabetes should ask for advice from a healthcare practitioner before taking Organic Throat Soothers.
Is Organic Throat Soothers Right For You?
Organic Throat Soothers is advertised as an herbal remedy that may have a soothing effect on sore and dry throats. The formulation was developed by St. Claire’s Organics.
St. Claire’s Organics is a US company that specializes in the production and distribution of candies, pastilles, and mints that are certified organic and do not contain allergens or synthetic additives and preservatives. Their products have a low number of calories, are low in carbohydrates, and they are also vegetarian. The company donates a small part of its profits to the Ethnomedicine Preservation Project, a non-profit organization whose aim is to preserve the indigenous’ herbal knowledge.
According to the manufacturer, Organic Throat Soothers is advertised as pastilles that are entirely vegan and organic. The product is from the Aromatherapy Pastilles line launched by St. Claire’s Organics and it is based on essential oils and herb extracts that promote a healthy throat and offer a cooling and woodsy flavor. The tin is also small and convenient, so you can take it with you while traveling. The manufacturer does not give exact details on who the formula is supposed to help. Instead, it says that the product is not intended to cure or prevent diseases (as it is not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration).
Ingredients of Organic Throat Soothers
Organic Throat Soothers includes the following ingredients: Echinacea extract, slippery elm powder, licorice root powder, eucalyptus essential oil, usnea extract, OSHA extract, myrrh powder, organic capsicum extract, molasses granules, and menthol.
Effectiveness of Organic Throat Soothers
The formulation is an herbal supplement based on several plants that are usually recommended for a sore throat and other symptoms associated with colds and the flu. Echinacea, for instance, is often used for upper tract respiratory infections, slippery elm for coughs and sore throat (it has anti-inflammatory properties), the myrrh extract can be recommended for the treatment of bronchitis, and she is effective in the treatment of productive coughs. Menthol should also provide a nice cooling effect.
Echinacea is one of the most important ingredients in the formula. This is one of the most popular herbs in America at present. It is known for supporting the immune system and for helping in the treatment of urinary and respiratory infections. Animal tests and laboratory analyses have revealed that Echinacea may be useful in healing wounds, alleviating symptoms associated with infections and boosting our immune systems. However, scientific research has yielded mixed results in what concerns the role of Echinacea in modulating common cold symptoms. Echinacea is considered a safe herb with rare side effects.
The Organic Throat Soothers formula has not been evaluated by the FDA, therefore, the manufacturer states that it is not intended to cure or prevent any medical conditions. St. Claire’s does not mention any side effects on its official site. Some of the ingredients in this formulation interact with drugs for other medical conditions so it would be better, in our view, to consult a doctor if you are taking other drugs. The recommended serving is one pastille.
We have not found online customer satisfaction testimonials, which may imply that Organic Throat Soothers might not have an established reputation.
Organic Throat Soothers Price
Organic Throat Soothers is sold in tins of 1.38 ounces or bulk bags of 8 ounces. The cost per ounce would recommend Organic Throat Soothers as an affordable product for many customers. You can order the formula directly from St. Claire’s Organics or several online retailers. Please bear in mind that you also have to take into consideration the shipping charges as well. They might be higher than the price for one tin if you order from the producer. Some online retailers also offer a discount if you buy a pack of several tins.
You can find a store locator tool on the St. Claire’s Organics site if it is easier for you to buy from a local store.
Does Organic Throat Soothers Work?
Organic Throat Soothers is advertised as herbal pastilles that may provide relief if your throat hurts. It contains a lot of herbs which have been long used in traditional medicine for treating coughs, throat inflammation and other symptoms of the flu or cold. This should prove that the pastilles may work. However, we do not have proof of customer satisfaction (or discontent) as we could not find online consumer reviews. The formula comes at a affordable price, so you may just go on and try it.
We recommend, however, that you consult a healthcare specialist if you have a medical condition or are under medication as Organic Throat Soothers may contain herbs that could interact with your medicines.