Apicuria Oral Spray is made by social enterprise The BeEMPIRE which advocates beekeeping as a sustainable livelihood and as an integral part of crop production in the Philippines. Beekeeping can allow income generation through products made by bees such as honey, wax, royal jelly, and propolis. By building a community of beekeepers, The BeEMPIRE aspires to create a commercial value chain that produces a line of high-quality bee products.
Honey not only can give quick relief for throat soreness but may also kill certain bacteria causing the infection.
Propolis is a substance created by bees that have been used for centuries to fight off infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi causing throat irritation, cough, and canker sores. It may also help in boosting the immune system and in improving the healing process after mouth surgery.
Calamansi is rich in vitamin C that helps boost the immune system aiding in the prevention or faster recovery from minor cough and cough induced sore throat or throat soreness.
Peppermint (Mentha arvensis) is valued for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help in soothing throat soreness.
Marshmallow (Athaea) contains polysaccharides that have antitussive and antibacterial properties that help reduce dry cough, inflammation, and further throat irritation, speeding up the healing process of throat soreness.
Perilla seed (Perilla frutescens ritton) contains chemicals that may decrease swelling and reduce asthma symptoms. Early researches suggest that perilla seed may improve lung function in people with asthma and decrease the occurrence of cancker sores among those with a recurrent canker sore