This herbal sore throat remedy list has proven itself in my family. There are adult and kid-friendly options in this herbal sore throat remedy list.
GARGLE WITH SAGE AND SEA SALT (OR OTHER ARTISAN CHUNKY SALT)
Boil your water and make a tea to gargle with. Let it steep and cool. Another great herbal addition is slippery elm bark. You will want to strain your tea or use a tea bag to keep plant parts out. Plant parts could irritate the inflamed tissues if not strained.
MAKE A HOT TODDY
You will need…
-2 oz. bourbon or whiskey
-1 tablespoon of raw honey, or more
-4 ounces hot water
-1 teaspoon squeezed lemon juice
-1 slice fresh lemon
Pour the alcohol into a large mug. Add the honey, and leave the spoon in the mug. Pour the hot water into the mug, making sure it gets the last bit of honey off the spoon. Add the lemon juice and stir well. Add your lemon!
MAKE AN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRINK
You will need…
-1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
-1 tablespoon of raw honey
-sprinkle of cinnamon powder
-1 cup of very warm water
Mix ingredients into very warm water. Drink it while it’s still warm.
MAKE AN HERBAL INFUSION TO SIP ON
This is my personal go to and favorite.
You will need…..
-A pinch of marshmallow root
-An inch of fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
-A spoonful of honey
-A sprinkle of cinnamon powder
-A pinch of slippery elm bark
Directions: Place them all in your cup and fill up with boiling water. Cover and let steep for at least 8 minutes. Enjoy! (If you have a lot of pain associated with your sore throat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Cayenne is a natural pain reliever.)
Other options to add to your tea: licorice root, cayenne, baking soda, honeysuckle, whole cloves (NOT the clove oil!), chamomile, pomegranate, hibiscus, lavender, sage, lemon balm, and oregano.