The weather is slowly but surely changing here in the Bay Area, and a new season can equate to getting sick. Often times, sickness may start with a sore throat. But guess what? There is a way to get rid of a sore throat and prevent infection, just by drinking a spicy tea that can be made right at home. You may have to brew a few batches and drink a lot, but it really does work, coupled with rest, vitamins, and tons of water. Below is the recipe:
Sore Throat Tea Remedy
- 1 large, organic cinnamon stick
- A few slices of FRESH, organic ginger (washed and peeled, too)
- About 1 tbsp organic whole cloves
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
Directions: Place cinnamon stick and ginger slices in a large coffee mug. Place whole cloves in a small strainer that can handle boiling water. Pour boiling water over strainer with cloves into coffee mug. Let water just cover the cloves while strainer sits on top of mug. Allow for mixture to sit for a few minutes. Remove strainer with cloves (can be saved for later use again–1-2 more times) and add honey. A bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice can also be added. Change out the ginger slices, cinnamon stick, and cloves every 2-3 cups.
After a few cups, try taking a warm bath and go to bed early.
The tea has a strong clove flavor and tastes nice with the honey added in. It’s the perfect autumn tea. Do not use any refined sugar in this tea. Doing so will attract bacteria. Several batches can be made until your throat starts to feel better. Click here to read about more tips for helping a sore throat.
A word of caution: Drinking this tea in large amounts without eating may cause stomach irritation. Make sure you have some solid food in your system before drinking cup after cup.
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by a medical professional and should only be taken as a suggestion. This post in no way provides a medical/health diagnosis, and individuals should seek advice from their medical or natural health care practitioner before treating illness.