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All Natural Winter Sore Throat Tea Recipes
Winter is going to be here before you know it and with it, those sore throats so many of us, especially our children, seem to come down with. When you come right down to it, a sore throat is a big pain in the…OK, it’s a pain in the throat is what it is, and they can hurt like the devil!
But before you go and dump a bunch of those over the counter throat remedies that cost a fortune, have all kinds of artificial ingredients, and don’t generally work all that well, take a look at some of the best sore throat tea recipes that you can whip up right in your kitchen, no need to get all bundled up, trudge down to the store, and wait in line with everyone else who is coughing and sneezing. Just mix, drink, and experience the sweet, all natural, relief from that oh so annoying sore throat. Even your kids will like these!
1. Save For Later Sore Throat Tea
This is a great one to mix up now, put in the fridge, and take it out when you need it. It’s good for about 3 months, so make it up in October, and it will see you through until the New Year!
Choose a mason jar or some other type of glass jar with a lid. Cut up lemon slices about ¼ inch think until it fills about half of the jar. Take a one inch piece of fresh, organic peeled ginger and slice it into thin pieces. Now if you love ginger, feel free to add a bit more, if ginger is not your thing, then add a bit less. Now fill the remainder of your jar with raw, organic honey. Be certain of the honey you are using, as a lot of “honey” that is being sold in most supermarkets is only honey flavored high fructose corn syrup. Once you are done, mix it up a bit, then place it in your refrigerator until it has a jelly like consistency. (About 48 hours)
That’s it! When you need some of this, boil some water and place about a teaspoon of this mixture into a mug. Add boiling water, and enjoy. Don’t worry if you pick up a lemon or ginger slice and it gets added into your cup, so much the better! This is a real winner you will be telling all your friends about before the winter is over.
Important Note: NEVER give this tea, or anything containing honey, to infants under one year of age.
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2. For Adults Only Sore Throat Remedy
This is the best tea when you have a cold or a sore throat and you can’t sleep. This remedy will do the trick every time!
Place about 2 ounces of rum, bourbon, or whiskey in a large mug. Add 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey. Now fill the mug with boiling water, about 1 teaspoon of organic lemon juice, and top it with a nice slice from that fresh lemon.
Mix well and enjoy. You are going to be asleep in no time!
3. AVC Sore Throat Tea
This is another great remedy that will kill any bacteria living in your throat and causing you pain.
In one mug full of almost boiling water add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and one tablespoon of raw, organic honey. Mix well and drink this as soon as it’s cool enough to swallow. If it’s still a bit bitter, add a bit more honey.
4. Macho Man Sore Throat Remedy
Although this might sound crazy, drinking a “tea” made with cayenne pepper often helps stop the pain of a sore throat. Cayenne pepper contains a pain relieving compound called capsaicin that is said to work as well as aspirin. It also contains another substance called substance P, which stops signals from your throat to your brain, telling it that it hurts.
In one cup of boiling water, mix about a half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one teaspoon of honey. Stir well and wait until this “tea” cools a bit before drinking. You want it to be warm, not hot. You might want to stir this as you drink because cayenne tends to settle to the bottom.
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5. Simple Baking Soda Gargle
This simple, inexpensive, and easy to make tea is another great one for sore throats. Baking soda has antibacterial compounds that kill those nasty bugs, along with an alkaline PH, which soothes irritated membranes. Read more about baking soda uses.
Heat a mug of water until it’s hot, but not boiling. Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of salt. You want this to be warm, but not so hot you can’t put it in your mouth. Gargle with this liquid at least twice per day.
6. Sweet Honeysuckle Tea
If you are lucky enough to have some honeysuckle plants, pick some leaves and flowers now and dry them for the winter. You can sometimes buy this online, but homegrown is easier and it’s available for you when you need it.
Simmer about 2 cups of a mixture of both leaves and flowers in one quart of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Strain out the flowers and leaves. Pour into a mug, and add one tablespoon of raw, organic honey. You can also add some lemon juice or a slice of lemon if you like.
7. All Natural Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon is great for relieving the pain of a sore throat while opening up your sinuses at the same time.
Boil about 2 cups of water, and then add 2 or 3 fresh cinnamon sticks. Let this boil for about 3 minutes, and then take out the cinnamon sticks. Now you can add a regular chamomile tea bag or drink it as is, with a little bit of raw, organic honey. Chamomile tea steeped in this cinnamon tea mixture, combined with a little honey, is a super bacteria killing bomb! Find out health benefits of cinnamon and honey.
The instant you feel that funny tickle or pain in your throat (or your kids complain about their throat hurting) use any of the mixtures above ASAP, in order to kill as much of the bacteria as you can before they multiply.
There is nothing more soothing than a great cup of tea. Enjoy!
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