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6 Sore Throat Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kick sore throats in the bud with these 3 natural sore throat remedies that will have you feeling better in no time.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Wellness
Keyword: immunity
Servings: 1
Author: Hello Glow
Cost: $5

Ingredients

Echinacea Throat Spray

  • 1 tablespoon each dried echinacea, ginger, thyme, and mint
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • Food-grade alcohol like vodka or rum
  • Pint-size mason jar with lid
  • Glass spray bottle

Lemon Baking Soda Tea

Hot Toddy

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 herbal tea bag
  • 8 ounces hot water
  • 1/4 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon or whiskey

Instructions

Echinacea Throat Spray

  • Combine the echinacea, ginger, thyme, and mint in a mason jar.
  • Add ¼ cup boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Fill the rest of the jar with a food grade alcohol and let sit for at least two weeks to achieve maximum potency.
  • Transfer the mixture to a glass spray bottle and spray the tincture directly on the back of your throat regularly for as long as you have a sore throat.
  • For a speedier option: combine the herbs in a mason jar and add enough boiling water to cover the herbs. Let steep for 20 minutes, then strain out the herbs and mix the tea with an equal amount of food-grade alcohol. Transfer to a glass spray bottle and spray as needed.

Lemon Baking Soda Tea

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mug and stir until baking soda is dissolved.
  • Sip throughout the day.

Hot Toddy

  • Pour hot water into a mug and steep tea for 2 minutes.
  • Add honey, lemon juice, and bourbon.
  • Stir until honey is completely dissolved.

Notes

Immune-boosting sore throat remedies help soothe inflamed mucous membranes and stop coughing (source) and its potency for killing bacteria is increased when it is combined with honey (source). But as always, if your sore throat persists, it's best to consult your doctor.