Sore Throat Remedy

November 2, 2011

Sore Throat Remedy

I recently found an interesting recipe for a sore throat remedy on HomeLife, and since I was dealing with a sore throat myself, I decided to give it a try. Aside from tasting delicious, it actually did ease my sore throat for awhile. Plus, it's warm and steamy, and I'm currently living off hot beverages to keep from freezing in this cold weather we're having (we finally had to give in and turn on our heater yesterday).

Sore Throat Remedy

Anyway, I decided to make 'get well' gifts out of the idea, which I'll be posting about soon for My Own Labels, but I also wanted to share the recipe here since so many people are getting sick right now and it might be of some use.

Sore Throat Remedy from Homelife

2-4 slices of lemon
2cm piece of ginger, thinly sliced
A handful of mint sprigs
1-2 cinnamon sticks
Freshly boiled water
Teapot or boil-resistant jug
Honey, to taste

Infuse the lemon, mint, ginger, and cinnamon in boiling water for 5 minutes. Pour into mug and add honey to sweeten and soothe the throat.

20 comments:

  1. I am making a copy of this right now. We haven't come down with the bug yet but hear many reports of others having it...sounds like just the ticket for a pesky bad throat. Hope you get all better soon! xo

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  2. I make sure to always have lemons, ginger, and honey on hand during the cold/flu season, but I've never infused them with cinnamon and mint. I'll definitely have to remember this!

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  3. Nice solution. I'll be referring back to this when in need. Thanks.

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  4. Oh! This is the exact tea my mother used to give me when I was a kid and sick with a sore throat. I still make this for myself and find it very comforting.

    The Mr. and the Little have been struck down by this awful bug, but neither of them will drink my tea, sillies. It's only a matter of time before I get it, must pick up some ginger! I'll have to see if my Black Elderberry has any berries to make syrup with, it's a wonderful remedy!

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  5. Oh! I do this infusion, except not usually with mint. As mint is a relaxant, it makes perfect sense!

    Thank you lovely.

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  6. I'm excited to try this! I usually just use lemon, honey, and ginger.

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  7. Yum... :) Even if it's for a sore throat, this looks yummy! I usually make a similar ginger concoction to act as a cold fender-offer (lol) - or if I have to pull an all nighter...the ginger immediatley wards things off. I'll have to try adding mint and cinnamon, next time!

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  8. This looks great.

    As per usual, your pics are beautiful and so well composed.

    i'd love to repost this over on my blog, if you don't mind. It just looks too good to not share.

    -hks (ab)

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  9. I will have to remember this for when I'm sick.

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  10. I've never thought to add cinnamon or mint! Mmmm, sounds so good. :) Thnaks for the recipe. I'm gonna pin it now so I'll remember!

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  11. This is lovely! Has all the ingredients for a upset tummy tea, too. Glad to find your blog :) Happy Holidays!

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  12. I Think This sore throat treatment, completely useful..

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  13. what a great combination. usually, I do the lemon, honey and sometimes ginger thing, but adding the other herbs sounds even better!

    Cheers!
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  14. I long ago read that honey is equally effective in clinical trials to over the counter remedies for cough, and many speculate that natural antibiotic properties are the reason, so I never head into cold season without a big jar of raw honey. It is the primary ingredient in any throat remedy here, and we usually add lemon, but the other ingredients sound nice too, we'll have to give it a try!

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  15. Will be picking up the ingredients I need for this tomorrow. I have been battling a sore throat since Sunday due to a cold and cough. Would like my voice back before Friday when I am to sing with a local choir. My older DD is suffering with a bit of a sore throat now, also. I may be able to get her to try this to sooth her throat. Would be great if she will.

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  16. Any chance, one could make larger quantaties of this nd tore in the fridge?

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  17. Jocelyndawn - I'm sure you could. Never tried it myself, though. I prefer warm beverages when I'm sick 'cause the steam helps loosen me up.

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  18. I make something similar but with whiskey added!

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