A.Vogel's Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray is made from the well-known herbal remedy Echinaforce® combined with Sage tincture and is a throat spray for fast relief of sore throat symptoms. Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray is part of A.Vogel's range of herbal remedies containing Echinacea for treating the symptoms of colds and flu. Echinacea is native to North America but is now cultivated extensively in Europe. It is one of A.Vogel's most popular herbs and used traditionally to treat the symptoms of colds and flu, including sore throats. Sage is also one of A.Vogel's best-known traditional remedies. It too has a history of use for treating sore throats.
The benefit of using freshly harvested plant material to make our herbal remedies has been demonstrated in research – extracts of echinacea produced from fresh plants contain almost 3 times more active substances compared to those prepared from equivalent amounts of dried herb.*
*Tobler M, et al: Characteristics of whole fresh plant extracts. Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur GanzheitMedizin,1994.
- Herbal remedy for sore throats
- Contains Echinacea and Sage
- Convenient to use
- Fresh herb extract
Directions: A.Vogel's Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray may be used by adults (over 12 years of age) and the elderly. As a sore throat remedy, apply 2 sprays to the back of the throat, six to ten times daily. Do not breathe in during application. Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray comes in a bottle with a specially designed pump spray: Before first use, activate the spray by pressing the pump 2 or 3 times. To use the spray, shake the bottle well, place the nozzle just inside the mouth, pointing towards the back of the throat and press the pump. As with other sore throat remedies, do not use this product to treat your sore throat for longer than 7 days. This is because if your symptoms persist for this period of time, you should see a doctor or other healthcare professional.
Do not use Echinaforce Sore Throat Spray if you are allergic to echinacea, sage, peanuts, soya or any of the ingredients in the product. Not to be used whilst pregnant, breastfeeding or whilst using immunosuppressant medication. You should also be aware that Echinacea drops, like all herbal tinctures, contains ethanol (alcohol). Each dose of tincture contains up to 350mg of ethanol - equivalent to 8.8ml of beer (less than a tablespoon) or 3.7ml of wine (less than a teaspoon). If you suffer from alcoholism, the alcohol content may be harmful. If you are in a high-risk group (eg. patients with liver disease or epilepsy) you should consider the alcohol content before taking this product. Do not use if you have a tendency to allergies such a hives, allergic eczema or asthma consult your doctor before use. This product may not be suitable for you. Do not use this product if you are taking another medicine which is affected by alcohol. Do not use if you are having treatment to reduce the response of you immune system (immunosuppression) e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or if you have an autoimmune disease. Do not use if under the age of 18 years old.
Like all herbal remedies, Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray can give rise to side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects may include:
- Rash in the mouth and a burning sensation of the throat
- Allergic reactions, including skin reactions
If you are concerned about any side effect whilst taking Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray, or if you notice any side effect(s) not listed, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray is part of our range of herbal remedies for treating the symptoms of colds and flu.
Each 1ml of Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray contains:
- 863.3mg of tincture from fresh Echinacea purpurea herb
- 45.5mg of tincture from fresh Echinacea purpurea root
- 430mg of tincture from fresh Sage leaves
This herbal remedy also contains sorbitol (407mg), ethanol (370mg), soy lecithin (20mg), peppermint oil (5.0mg) and sucrose laurate (5mg).
The plants used to produce Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray are cultivated organically in Switzerland at our own herb farms.
How does Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray work?
Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray is a combination of echinacea and sage extracts:
- Echinacea extracts have a long history of use in herbal remedies formulated to treat the symptoms of colds and flu, including sore throats.
- Similarly, sage extracts have also been traditionally in herbal remedies for sore throats.
When should I avoid using sore throat remedies?
Most cases of sore throats related to cold and flu, and self-treatment using a remedy such as Echinaforce® Sore Throat spray will be appropriate. However, there are certain circumstances where a doctor should be consulted. These include:
- If you have difficulty swallowing or breathing
- If your sore throat is severe and accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea or vomiting
- If your symptoms worsen or if they persist for more than 7 days
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