When our family was sick with the flu, I went into the drugstore looking for cough drops to help ease our throats and coughs. I always prefer to go the natural way when possible so when I saw the Ricola line of cough drops I immediately took interest. I chose this particular cough drop because it had honey and lemon and I read those two things help with the flu. They tasted pretty good and I ate a few of them throughout my illness. But to be honest, they really didn't help a whole lot. They did ease my throat from feeling itchy and dry but they did not help as much as one of the cough drops with a strong menthol flavor. My cough was not bad to begin with so the Ricola cough drops didn't help too much with that either. I was impressed with the taste and the fact that my throat was less itchy but if you are looking for something that provides relief for a terrible sore throat, this one is not going to help too much with that. I am very pleased to know that Ricola is providing a natural line of products for those of us who prefer the traditional cough drops. Congestion Relief It doesn't really help with congestion. Chest Congestion Relief It is more for irritated throats, not congestion. Relief of Aches & Pains It eased the itchiness but not the pain. Cough Suppression It did help stop the itchiness in my throat which caused my cough, but if you have a serious cough these probably won't help much.