A sore throat can be a maddening experience, at least for me. As soon as I feel a tickle in my throat, I’m popping sore throat drops and vitamin C tablets like candy, and I drink so much green tea that I only drink green tea when I’m not feeling well. Over the last year, I have concocted the best sore throat remedy through combining some simple ingredients.
The Back Story
During a trip to Italy last summer, my sister had a sore throat after being around so many smokers. She doesn’t have asthma, but cigarette smoke irritates her throat. My cousin and I were also experiencing mild sore throats. The pharmacies had closed for the night, so I looked up some natural remedies online. A quick google search led to recommendations of honey, green tea, ginger, and lemon as all-natural remedies for sore throats and/or allergy treatments.
I decided to concoct my own recipe by combining these ingredients. Well, I didn’t have any ginger or lemons, but we had a bottle of Limoncello.
So, I brewed a pot of green tea, sweetened it with honey, and splashed a dollop of Limoncello into a mug before going to bed.
Wow! My sore throat was gone!
I slept soundly through the night and felt refreshed in the morning. My itchy throat was gone. My sister and cousin agreed that the tea had relieved their symptoms as well.
Since that trip, I have continued to make this sore throat remedy anytime I feel an itch in my throat. During the day at work, I use lemon juice instead of Limoncello. I think the alcohol in the Limoncello makes the brew more effective, but straight lemon juice is great alternative for making this sore throat remedy for kids or during the work day. At home, I have grated ginger or dashed powdered ginger into my tea. The ginger is helpful, but I don’t like the taste as much.
Here is my step-by-step instructions:
It’s that easy! Have any other sore throat ideas? Share them in the comments below!