It’s not that cold yet but some of us have already caught a cold. We’ve already shared some remedies to cure yourself from cold and today I’d like to specify some recipes for a sore throat. These are mostly teas and sprays that will bring relief fast and stop cough, and there’s also a syrup for cough but keep it away from kids.
The first up is cinnamon sore throat tea. Milk, cinnamon, powdered ginger and honey all together will calm down your throbbing throat. The recipe is easy, just warm up the milk but don’t make it too hot and add all the ingredients.
The second craft is another tea mix. It combines warming, soothing herbs to help ease sore throat pain. This blend is great for kids and adults, but leave out the sage and licorice root if you’re pregnant or nursing. This tea is best taken warm or as hot as one can stand, to really soothe the throat.
Ginger tea is the best one for a cold but it’s also useful for your throat. You need ginger, lemongrass and honey, and for an extra kick of endorphins, add a teaspoon of chili powder to the mix.
This craft is about a natural throat spray. This recipe incorporates slippery elm bark and marshmallow root, which both have long been used to coat and soothe sore throats, and licorice root, which according to herbal folk wisdom can also be helpful for soothing sore throats.
The recipe revolves around using tinctures (also called plant extracts), but if you prefer to avoid alcohol completely, you can substitute a strong herbal tea instead. Spray into your mouth, directed towards your throat, as needed. When made with tinctures, this throat spray will last for months, stored in your refrigerator.
The menthol in the peppermint really works to help sooth your throat and the lemon makes it tasty, that’s why these are two basic ingredients in this spray. It feels better almost immediately.
This throat spray is essentially a strong herbal tincture mixed with raw honey. The herbs provide both immediate relief and longer-lasting benefits for beating illness. If you prefer not to make a tincture with alcohol, you can make a vegetable glycerine tincture instead or just use a strong tea and mix with honey.
The healing powers of raw honey, cider vinegar, and traditional spices come together to make this super potent and powerful alternative to commercial cough syrups.
The brightness of the lemon and the sweetness of the honey and the spice from the cinnamon make this delicious but mild tea, which also helps your sore throat.
Now for a cough syrup. The basis for this recipe is equal parts of honey, lemon and glycerine – the ¼ cup amount listed below is just a guideline. Don’t give this cough syrup to children under one year old, as honey is not considered safe for children until they are over one year of age.
This cinnamon sore throat ginger tea with cinnamon soothes, comforts and coats and helps nausea in case you get nauseous when you are ill. Besides, it tastes yummy!