Temporarily relieves: cough due to a cold or inhaled irritants; occasional minor irritation and pain due to sore throat or sore mouth. Ricola Sugar Echinacea and Green Tea Herb Throat Drops contain menthol to relieve sore throats in a base containing Echinacea, Green Tea and other Ricola herbs. Herbs have been used around the world for centuries. For over 75 years, Ricola has been making pleasant tasting natural herbal products for natural relief of the discomfort due to sore throat and minor irritation due to coughs, hoarseness, dry throat, and loss of voice. Ricola is nature's way of calming coughs and soothing sore throats.