5 Surprising Teas for Sore Throat

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I know that winter is almost over (hopefully) but we still deal with sore throat from time to time. It doesn’t even have to be winter. That delicious ice cream we enjoy during summer and icy drinks can end up in the same way too.
I am dealing with this more often during winter. And it is for sure not pleasant to feel like you have a bunch of needles in your throat.

We all know the regular remedies like honey and lemon or things you can get from the pharmacy. But last time I dealt with this I looked into more natural remedies that I can try.
Now I will tell you about 5 of my favourite and most efficient ones.

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Ginger tea

Why?

Ginger has various benefits and it is analgesic, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It can help reducing the pain and it also works as an expectorant. It boosts circulation and increase the oxygen flow speeding up the healing process.

How?

All you need is fresh ginger, water and maybe some honey if you don’t really enjoy the taste of ginger. Honey has also antibacterial properties and it soothes the painful sore throat.
Peel the ginger and cut few slices. It depends on you how intense you want it to taste. I’ve put like 10 slices of ginger in 4-500 ml of water. Bring the water to boil and leave it to simmer for 10 minutes. Your ginger tea is ready and you can now add honey as well.

Garlic tea

But…Why?!

Yes, I know, it sounds disgusting but apparently it can be really helpful with sore throat. It contains a compound called allicin, which helps killing bacteria. It also helps boosting the immune system and combat colds.

How?

The same way you prepare the ginger tea, you can apply for garlic. Actually I also combine them both, as the garlic taste will be covered by the ginger taste.

Parsley

Why?

Parsley is a rich source of anti-oxidant nutrients and it also contains vitamin C. These help fighting the free radicals and also improve the function of the health system.

How?

Parsley can be enjoyed fresh but it can also be served as a tea. Use 30g of parsley leaves per one liter of boiling water. Let it simmer and enjoy!

Turmeric tea

Why?

I talked about the benefits of turmeric tea in another post here but mainly it is a natural anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.

How?

You can find out the detailed steps on how to make a delicious Turmeric tea.

Hot water and apple cider vinegar

Why?

I know this is not actually a tea but it is still in the warm liquids section let’s say. I am aware that vinegar doesn’t have a pleasant taste for many people. Personally I don’t mind the taste but I know that it has great benefits for our body. The acetic acid can help killing many types of bacteria

How?

This one is easy to prepare. You just need a cup of hot/warm water and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. If you really can’t stand the taste you can add honey to it.

 

Other great ingredients that can help you reduce the discomfort of the sore throat are: cinnamon, cayenne pepper. They can be added to the above teas or added as spices in the foods you eat.

It is better if you don’t need them, but just in you will, I hope the above remedies will help you heal faster in a natural way.
Thank you for reading and let me know if you ever tried these remedies or if you know other ones.

 

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9 Replies to “5 Surprising Teas for Sore Throat”

  1. A really useful post in cold & flu season, and I love your picture; those little knitted dolls are so sweet. Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS

  2. Brilliant post. I love ginger and honey and lemon tea when I have a sore throat. I’ve completely lost my voice on occasion and I think it’s the ginger that has made my voice return within hours! Amazing stuff! #KCACOLS

    1. I recently found out the benefits of ginger. It is amazing indeed! 🙂

  3. I’m going to try ginger tea. I don’t have a sore throat but it’s so good for you, and I love its spicy tang. Didn’t realise it was so easy to make yourself! The only tea I really drink (other than english breakfast) is peppermint. I love the tingly sensation of it 🙂

    #KCACOLS

    1. If you love the tingly sensation, you will like the ginger tea for sure 🙂

  4. I’m always picking up bugs from the children at school so I’ll bear these in mind next time I have a sore throat. Thanks for sharing x #KCACOLS

    1. I am glad to hear that you liked these simple remedies, although I hope you will not need them 🙂

  5. These are brilliant. SO refreshing to hear of natural remedies in linkies, it’s a growing ‘trend’, because they work! Power to the natural alternatives (: #KCACOLS

    1. Yes, there are so many natural remedies out there!
      Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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