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Monday, March 19, 2012

Herbs for a Sore Throat

There are about a million herbal remedies for sore throats. I'm just sharing my 2 favorites.

Number 1 is just plain old salt water. I make it super-strong with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
and baking soda. Then gargle away, every hour or 2. It works. It just doesn't make anybody big bucks, so you don't see commercials on TV for it....

Number 2 is licorice and cinnamon tea. These 2 herbs release a mucilaginous substance that coats your throat really well. You can purchase tea bags of Throat Coat Herbal Tea, which contain herbs that do this, too.

To brew licorice and cinnamon tea, just place 1 teaspoon licorice root (about 1 slice, licorice root is usally sold in slices) or 1/4 t licorice root powder, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon chips (or 1 cinnamon stick, or 1/4-1/2 t powder) in a large mug and cover with boiling water. Cover tightly while brewing at least 10 minutes. Sweeten with dark, raw honey or stevia as desired. Drink as much as you want, at least 3-4 cups a day when your throat really hurts.

Do you have a favorite home remedy for sore throat? I'd love to hear it!

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
-Juvenal, Satires

*DISCLAIMER* The author of BreadwithHoney is neither a healthcare professional nor a certified herbalist. Information here is for educational purposes only. Use all home remedies at your own risk and always consult your healthcare provider.***

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