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.