Liquorice – Naturally sweet, anti-viral, anti-spasmodic, soothes dry cough, sore throats, helps with inflammation in the mucous membranes. Tonic and adaptogen.
Astragalus – Anti-viral, adaptogen, anti-oxidant, lung tonic, soothes dry coughs, restorative & helps build the immune system.
Elderberry – Anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, Vitamin C, anthocyanins (blue purple colour), flavonoids. Often used during flu and cold season.
Fennel – Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, (good for soothing sore throat – hacking cough) carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, (moving out phlegm) parasiticide, and digestive aid.
Slippery Elm – Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, mucilagenic, moisten and soothes a dry and irritated sore throat.
Anise – Anti-spasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Carminative, expectorant, clears the throat and lungs. Used for sore throats and laryngitis.
Blue Cornflower – Anti-inflammatory, Anti-viral, Astringent, Diuretic, Sedative. Good for sour throats and just a lovely shade of blue.