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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Helps ease pain of scratchy, irritated throats the natural way.

**Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops** didn't really taste very good to me when I first began using them to help ease the pain of my persistant dry, scratchy throat. They...Read complete review

**Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops** didn't really taste very good to me when I first began using them to help ease the pain of my persistant dry, scratchy throat. They didn't taste awful, but I would have preferred a different brand of cough drops--one that contains ingredients that are not natural and not really good good for me, especially since I had one in my mouth quite frequently. My doctor recommended that I try these Ricola Cough Drops because they are made of natural ingredients and don't contain the large amounts of sugar that other brands contain. He thought I would benefit from these particular Ricola Drops because they are a little more gentle and made for easing the pain more than for stopping a persistant cough. I trust my doctor, so I bought a bag of Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops and they did ease the pain as well as adding moisture to my dry throat.

Before long the taste began to grow on me. It became pleasant and it helped my throat to not be so sore. It was a win/win and I'm glad I took my doctor's advice and I'm glad I stuck with the drops even though I wasn't crazy about the taste at first. I learned to like the taste a lot and I love the fact that the ingredients are natural and that they contain less sugar than most other leading brands.

**Product Descripton:**

*"Honey Herb Cough Drops takes the unique flavor of Original Herb Ricola and softens it with pure, natural honey. The result is a mild, soothing cough drop ideal for treating less severe throat conditions associated with the common cold and allergies. Ricola uses a mixture of 10 naturally harvested Swiss mountain herbs for natural, quick relief."*

**Active Ingredient:** *Purpose Menthol*

**Inactive Ingredients:** *Color (caramel), extract of Ricola's herb mixture (elder, horehound, hyssop, lemon balm, linden flowers, mallow, peppermint, sage, thyme, wild thyme), honey, natural flavors (honey, peppermint), starch syrup, and sugar.*

**Directions for use:** *"Adults and children 6 years and older Dissolve 3 drops (one at a time) slowly in the mouth. Repeat every hour as needed or as directed by a doctor Children under 6 years Ask a doctor."*

Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops work very well in relieving sore throat pain. If they taste a little different to you at first, that's because they are different. They are better for you than other brands. They are made from natural ingredients. Don't give up on them--you'll learn to like them and your sore throat will love them!

Congestion Relief
These cough drops do not contain ingredients for relief of congestion.

Chest Congestion Relief
This product doesn't contain ingredients for relief of chest congestion.

Relief of Aches & Pains
These drops help my sore throat to feel better, but they don't contain any fever reducing or pain relief ingredients.

Cough Suppression
They work as well as any other cough drops to suppress cough, but they're better for you because they are made from natural ingredients and they don't contain a ton of sugar. They work well for me and I like to use them for cough suppression and for making my dry sore throat to feel better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops Provide Natural Relief

Some coughs are less intense than others, but even a minor cough needs treatment and one product that relieves while leaving a good flavor behind is Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops.

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Some coughs are less intense than others, but even a minor cough needs treatment and one product that relieves while leaving a good flavor behind is Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops.



**Medicine Commentary:**



Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops utilize the active ingredient menthol (2 mg per drop), which acts as a soothing agent to make the throat feel less scratchy, leading to a reduction in coughing. Just a drop or two every few hours can help make throats feel better and lessen the cough.



Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops contain natural ingredients, have a good taste, and are very convenient. Since they are in drop form, they can be stored in your pocket/purse and taken most anywhere. They don’t make you drowsy and have no side effects, making them a good choice for those who cannot handle the sometimes harsh/volatile active ingredients in other medicines.



Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops do, indeed, help to soothe the throat and they can make a small difference in coughing frequency. However, they are not sufficient for a really nagging or hacking cough. Menthol alone will not put much of a dent in a bad cough, but it does have its advantages and it does work ok on a milder cough. Also, it is common to have to take several of these, in succession, every few hours, until a cough is eliminated. Thus, you can go through quite a few drops in a short time, but the price per drop is low so this shouldn’t matter to most consumers.



**Bottom Line Viewpoint:**



Coughing can get frustrating and Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops are a decent product for handling the more minor among them. As I said, these drops will not do much at all for a really nasty cough, but they do work ok on other, less intense bouts of coughing, making them a good choice for most.

Cough Suppression
Medicore cough relief, but they do taste good

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5.0

Better then the other ricola I had tried before.

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from Stroudsburg, PA

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

The Ricola Honey Herb has menthol in them which is great for reducing coughing, and as an oral pain reliever.

I liked these much better then the cherry honey ones I had tried before. The overall flavor and taste of these cough drops were better, and they have a nicer honey flavor too. They were very herbal which I like when I'm feeling sick.I don't know why but they did a better job at suppressing my coughs as well.

They gave me instant relief, and they did a great job at soothing my dry and scratchy throat. I felt like my coughing was less persistent, and it eased a lot of the pain that I had while moisturizing my mouth and throat. I wasn't having as dry heavy coughing after popping in one of these cough drops.

I was happy to learn that they were made out of natural ingredients which makes them even better. While Ricola is not my favorite brand for cough drops, I really enjoyed these and would probably buy them again.

Congestion Relief
They do not help with nasal congestion, but I felt like it helped slightly with my chest congestion.

Chest Congestion Relief
The honey and menthol in these cough drops helped soothe my throat, and made it easier to cough up the congestion stuck in my chest and lungs. Other then that though I don't think they're meant to really help with any real chest congestion.

Relief of Aches & Pains
They relieved the sore/dry throat pain that I had, but did not help with any body aches and pains.

Cough Suppression
They are great for relieving sore throats. They soothed and coated my throat, so I was not coughing as much. I didn't feel my cough go away completely, but it was enough to make me feel better, and get through the day.

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5.0

Very soothing.

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from Elko, Nevada

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

I get such bad sore throats and coughs and they make it really hard to sleep and do anything productive with my day. I kept seeing these on a commercial and decided to give them a try. The best part about them I think is that they have honey in them, honey has natural healing properties and has been used in medicines for such a long time and is known to really help healing especially in the throat. These have a great flavor to them and you can taste the honey as they go down and it coats your throat. Instantly I cough about half as much as I did before and my throat already feels better. I like that these give me a little bit of a burst of energy as well when I am taking one, maybe it is all the sugar in the honey but they seem to give me that little pick me up that I am needing. It keeps my cough at bay for a good hour or so after I take one, which is one of the longer lasting cough drops that I have found. I always feel better after taking these and they really do work to help you feel better and to get your throat healthy again.

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4.0

Great cough drops, but gross flavor.

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from USA

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

These Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops from Ricola taste awful. The herb flavor tastes like, well, herbs but with a clashingly sweet honey flavor. And that's not a good thing. The taste is a little on the bitter side, and makes you feel like you're eating liquid herbs. That said, the herbs probably do help cure your cold. There is some sweetness as well too though, so it's not all bad. Definitely not my first choice in cough drops just because of the flavor.

That aside, however, these cough drops do work and give you soothing relief from irritation and pain caused by sore throats. Immediately after popping one in your mouth, you'll feel a difference and instant relief. They are also helpful for dryness in your throat caused by coughing, and will help you sleep better at night if you dissolve one in your mouth right before going to bed. While they do help some with cough suppression, they are not as good at that as compared to other brands.

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5.0

Very effective

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from TN

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

These cough drops taste just as good as they are effective. I love that these cough drops do not taste like your eating an eucalyptus plant. Within minutes of taking these cough drops my chest starts to open up and my cough goes away.

Congestion Relief
These cough drops provide almost instant relief when your feeling congestion and can not breathe, I usually take one every six hours when I start to catch a cold and my nose is all stuffy and almost instantly my sniffles start to go away and I can breath better.

Chest Congestion Relief
The honey and other herbs in these cough drops are very effective at helping you get rid of the gunk that clogs up your chest by making your coughs more productive, when you have a chest cold.

Relief of Aches & Pains
These cough drop is very effective for treating sore throat pain, the natural herbs and honey in these cough drops are very soothing and help coat your throat.

Cough Suppression
These cough drops are so effective for providing relief from your cough. As soon as I take one, my cough starts to go away.

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4.0

Ricola Honey Herb cough drops

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from Brazoria, TX

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

Ricola Honey Herb cough drops were very good for me.I do like the honey herb .They did help me with coughing.I like to use natural or organic product if I have a choice.They did do a good job of helping my throat stay moist and relieving my cough .I would recommend them.In fact Ricola drops are the only one I have used for many years now.

Congestion Relief
I don't believe these drops are for congestion.

Chest Congestion Relief
This drop is not for congestion relief.

Relief of Aches & Pains
This drop is not for relief of aches and pains.

Cough Suppression
The Ricola Honey Herb Drop is excellent for relieving a dry throat and a cough.I have used Ricola for many years now and I really do enjoy the flavors.They do have vitamin c in them.

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5.0

taste good...my first choice

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from USA

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

Before the winter season approaches, I tend to get little cough and it's been yers now since it is helping me in relieving my throat. It comes in various flavors, all taste good unlike other brand products. It has honey that really avoids drying of mouth. Overall it quenches my throat and keep it hydrated though it might not work for severe sore throats.

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5.0

Stop the cough and tickle in your throat.

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from Bellmore, NY

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

Get rid of that annoying tickle in your throat by using an all natural product that comes individually wrapped. I cannot tell you how many times I have reached in my purse when people are coughing and gave them one. Not only have they thanked me but asked where to get it.
It starts working immediately and is not awful tasting nor does it taste sweet like a charm. Again it is all natural so I was told by a friend when her daughter was pregnant and could not take medications the doctor recommended this.
It does work.

Congestion Relief
Relieves congestion and helps irritated throats

Chest Congestion Relief
It works and rather quickly

Cough Suppression
Usually it does help for a short period of time but again since it is not medicine you can take another one without waiting hours for relief

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4.0

Helps ease pain of scratchy, irritated throats the natural way.

By 

from Tiny Town, GA

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

**Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops** didn't really taste very good to me when I first began using them to help ease the pain of my persistant dry, scratchy throat. They didn't taste awful, but I would have preferred a different brand of cough drops--one that contains ingredients that are not natural and not really good good for me, especially since I had one in my mouth quite frequently. My doctor recommended that I try these Ricola Cough Drops because they are made of natural ingredients and don't contain the large amounts of sugar that other brands contain. He thought I would benefit from these particular Ricola Drops because they are a little more gentle and made for easing the pain more than for stopping a persistant cough. I trust my doctor, so I bought a bag of Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops and they did ease the pain as well as adding moisture to my dry throat.

Before long the taste began to grow on me. It became pleasant and it helped my throat to not be so sore. It was a win/win and I'm glad I took my doctor's advice and I'm glad I stuck with the drops even though I wasn't crazy about the taste at first. I learned to like the taste a lot and I love the fact that the ingredients are natural and that they contain less sugar than most other leading brands.

**Product Descripton:**

*"Honey Herb Cough Drops takes the unique flavor of Original Herb Ricola and softens it with pure, natural honey. The result is a mild, soothing cough drop ideal for treating less severe throat conditions associated with the common cold and allergies. Ricola uses a mixture of 10 naturally harvested Swiss mountain herbs for natural, quick relief."*

**Active Ingredient:** *Purpose Menthol*

**Inactive Ingredients:** *Color (caramel), extract of Ricola's herb mixture (elder, horehound, hyssop, lemon balm, linden flowers, mallow, peppermint, sage, thyme, wild thyme), honey, natural flavors (honey, peppermint), starch syrup, and sugar.*

**Directions for use:** *"Adults and children 6 years and older Dissolve 3 drops (one at a time) slowly in the mouth. Repeat every hour as needed or as directed by a doctor Children under 6 years Ask a doctor."*

Ricola Stick, Honey Herb Cough Drops work very well in relieving sore throat pain. If they taste a little different to you at first, that's because they are different. They are better for you than other brands. They are made from natural ingredients. Don't give up on them--you'll learn to like them and your sore throat will love them!

Congestion Relief
These cough drops do not contain ingredients for relief of congestion.

Chest Congestion Relief
This product doesn't contain ingredients for relief of chest congestion.

Relief of Aches & Pains
These drops help my sore throat to feel better, but they don't contain any fever reducing or pain relief ingredients.

Cough Suppression
They work as well as any other cough drops to suppress cough, but they're better for you because they are made from natural ingredients and they don't contain a ton of sugar. They work well for me and I like to use them for cough suppression and for making my dry sore throat to feel better.

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3.0

Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops Provide Natural Relief

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

Some coughs are less intense than others, but even a minor cough needs treatment and one product that relieves while leaving a good flavor behind is Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops.



**Medicine Commentary:**



Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops utilize the active ingredient menthol (2 mg per drop), which acts as a soothing agent to make the throat feel less scratchy, leading to a reduction in coughing. Just a drop or two every few hours can help make throats feel better and lessen the cough.



Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops contain natural ingredients, have a good taste, and are very convenient. Since they are in drop form, they can be stored in your pocket/purse and taken most anywhere. They don’t make you drowsy and have no side effects, making them a good choice for those who cannot handle the sometimes harsh/volatile active ingredients in other medicines.



Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops do, indeed, help to soothe the throat and they can make a small difference in coughing frequency. However, they are not sufficient for a really nagging or hacking cough. Menthol alone will not put much of a dent in a bad cough, but it does have its advantages and it does work ok on a milder cough. Also, it is common to have to take several of these, in succession, every few hours, until a cough is eliminated. Thus, you can go through quite a few drops in a short time, but the price per drop is low so this shouldn’t matter to most consumers.



**Bottom Line Viewpoint:**



Coughing can get frustrating and Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops are a decent product for handling the more minor among them. As I said, these drops will not do much at all for a really nasty cough, but they do work ok on other, less intense bouts of coughing, making them a good choice for most.

Cough Suppression
Medicore cough relief, but they do taste good

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5.0

my favorite cough drops

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from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Ricola Natural Honey Herb Cough Drops:

I would say they really help when you have dry throat and cold issues. The are not as strong as some of the other ones out there but that's one of the nice things about them.
They taste great and are made with honey and other other herbs that make you throat feel much better. I use these all the time and highly recommend them to anyone.

Congestion Relief
I would say it does provide some mild congestion relief.

Chest Congestion Relief
I would say it really provides cough relief.

Relief of Aches & Pains
it does help soothe a dry, scratchy, sore throat. It's good to have these at home all the time. I use them when my throat feels dry or irritated. I feel really comfortable giving these to my children too. Since they are very natural I prefer that over others.

Cough Suppression
it does help to not cough as much

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