Fisherman’s Friend Maximizes the Many Benefits of Menthol and Eucalyptus

Monday, June 25, 2018

Eucalyptus and menthol essences, which are extracted from the eucalyptus plant, are very popular for their variety of uses. From providing quick relief to a variety of health concerns to being popular cosmetic ingredients, these two compounds have proven their effectiveness ever since they were first utilized during the ancient times. The popularity of these two compounds remains strong nowadays, with their application used in aromatherapy, beauty products, and other usages where it requires instant relief. 

There are over 400 different species of eucalyptus in the world. Also called the “blue gum”, the leaves of its plant are known to be rich in antioxidants called flavonoids and tannins which help reduce inflammation. 

Menthol, on the other hand, is a minty, organic substance that can be derived from a variety of sources like peppermint, eucalyptus, and pennyroyal. The compound is well-known for its health benefits when taken orally or topically.

Both menthol and eucalyptus are very effective in providing instant relief. In particular, the two are very popular for their usage in relieving throat problems. Menthol, in particular, is commonly used on cough medicines and drops to provide relief on throat irritations, coughs, and other mouth problems. Eucalyptus, on the other hand, has been used for centuries to cure sore throat due to its menthol scent and flavor. 

For instant throat relief, one very effective solution is to take lozenges infused with the said compounds. One brand which has mastered its menthol lozenges is Fisherman’s Friend. First developed by pharmacist James Lofthouse as a solution that can provide instant relief for fishermen, the brand has continuously innovated itself by producing new flavors that fit the changing tastes of its consumers. Still, Fisherman’s Friend has kept its quality formulation which includes menthol and eucalyptus as its original ingredients.

But it is not only during throat emergencies that lozenges are helpful. They can be taken every day, and Fisherman’s Friend made sure that they can be enjoyed with the variety of flavors they are offering. The brand comes in varieties like Sugar Free Spearmint, Sugar Free Lemon, Sugar Free Mint, Sugar Free Mandarin, Sugar Free Cherry and Mint. All the fun flavored varieties include menthol, while the Original flavour both includes menthol and eucalyptus.

Lozenges can be a regular part of your everyday routine. Had a long presentation at work? Calm your throat by popping a lozenge. Is it too cold in the classroom and you’re feeling the chill at the back of your throat? Choose your favourite Fisherman’s Friend flavor and enjoy it to calm the discomfort. You can even just take it like a regular sweet because of how enjoyable the brand’s flavours are! 

Drop by any Drugstore, Convenience Store or Supermarket and grab a packet (or two!) of Fisherman’s Friend. Each pack retails for Php44.75. For more information about the brand, head to their website at or follow their Facebook page at


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