2 German Lozenges for Your Sore Throat
Plus one immune booster used often in Germany.
Being sick is a drag in any language. Your throat gets scratchy, it hurts, you get all phlegmy...you feel awful, you're tired, and you miss out on work, time with your friends, your family. What a drag.
Now more than ever we've become aware of taking very good care of ourselves when we get sick. Here are a couple of German lozenges you might not have heard of that are excellent to have on hand.
You can order them from the Smallflower.com Apothecary in Chicago, which was originally founded by a German in 1875! Affiliate link
You'll also read about an immune booster that's made from a geranium that's native to South Africa. I first found out about it in Germany.
Es ist verboten to advertise medicine in Germany.
Ja, das stimmt. There are no commercials that end with creepy lists of side effects like "hair loss, loss of smell, diarrhea, or even death."
There are only commercials for Arzneimittel, over-the-counter medications, things that help or assist you when you've got a cold or sore muscles. It's so much more humane.
To do this article up right, however, we need to include the text that follows every single one of those commercials for Arzneimittel:
Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen lesen Sie die Packungsbeilage und fragen Sie Ihren Arzt oder Apotheker.
Read the package insert for risks and side-effects and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Disclosure: This does not constitute medical advice. Consult a medical professional if you have questions or concerns.
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Lozenge Option 1: Dallmann's Sage Lozenges
Sage is popular in lozenges and teas for fighting off colds and sore throats and such. It tastes good and helps soothe your sore throat.
These lozenges also taste good, as they are fairly sweet. I've had these and I enjoyed eating them when I had a cold.
If you can't eat wheat, skip these, as they are made with wheat syrup. Try the sugar free version, which has blue on the box instead of red.
Here is the sugar-free version.
Lozenge Option 2: Em-eukal Honey Drops
Honey is one of the best foods to eat for a sore throat and Germany produces a LOT of honey every year. Luckily some of it made its way into these Honey Drops. I haven't tried these from Em-eukal, however I have had other drops of theirs and they were great.
These Honey Drops also have faaaantastic reviews on the Smallflower site.
Click the picture to view them on Smallflower.com.
The Immune Booster from South Africa
If you've never tried a plant extract, then I know how you feel. Umckaloabo is the first kind of naturopathic "medicine" I'd ever tried and I was a bit weirded out by it. All I had to do was put a few drops in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it several times a day.
That was it.
And I thought "How is this little bit of brown liquid supposed to boost my immune system? Shouldn't I be taking large amounts?"
In Germany in the Apotheke the Apothekerin told me that this would boost my immune system whether I had a cold virus or a bacterial infection. I actually hadn't seen it since I lived in Germany when I just happened to search for it on Smallflower. Now my Hausapotheke is complete.
(A Hausapotheke are the things you keep on hand for normal aches and pains and medical things you can take care of yourself.)
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