I am a person who gets throat infection very often and needs anti biotics to heal it. Too much antibiotics are bad for the body and I wanted to reduce the intake and tried using the berry flavoured Ricola whenever the itchy or dry throat starts which are normally my symptom that teh infection will follow. It stops the infection then and there and I dont have to take anti biotics. Ricola is extremely effective and works well. And I would definitely recommend this product.