Throat is most used for communication, expression and consumption, it can easily be overused and abused; For example: cheering loudly, long speeches, consuming wrong types of food or drinks, the change of seasons, extreme weather conditions, cold and flu season and other factors.
In some cases, communication can be disrupted for a few days. Due to soreness or infection, swallowing food and drinks can be painful. Most cultures have an assortment of folklore remedies for immediate relief, from outrageous, unbelievable remedies, to simple logical effective ones using a wide range of Herbs.
Cold and flu infections come with the sudden change of seasons or temperatures. At times it seems, for no reason, there are sniffles, cough, feeling hot and cold, irritability,feeling uneasy that something inside is not well, and the Cold or Flu takes over. This may take, a few days or even weeks to clear up, it seems every year or season, the viruses or bacteria become more potent and aggressive and it takes longer for the body to heal.
In our race to modernize, mass produce and increase productivity, we have accelerated mechanization creating enormous amounts of pollution from industrial and chemical plants, vehicles, and other sources. Even in nature, in spring, there is pollution from pollen and allergens. Living close to farms there is dust from tilling soil and sprays. In cities, seasonally, winds blow in more pollution, and construction sites add even more pollutants to the air. It seems there is no escape from pollution.