I woke up this morning with a cough and sore throat – not fun. Luckily I have Wednesday/Thursday off this week, so I’ll have time to recover during my “weekend”. I made some Sore Throat Remedy tea with breakfast, so hopefully that’ll help. It combines several ingredients with healing properties to kick the sore throat before it gets worse.
Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid, which is antimicrobial and can help kill bacteria. Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which helps protect the immune system. It also helps flux out toxins and helps prevent bacteria growth. Honey helps suppress coughs and is also antibacterial. And cinnamon helps reduce inflammation.
Sore Throat Remedy Tea (adapted from JessCapades)
· 2/3 cup hot water
· 1 tea bag (whatever kind you prefer – I used Tazo Sweet Cinnamon Spice)
· 2 T lemon juice
· 2 T honey (raw local honey is best – but all I had today was normal Publix honey)
· 1 T apple cider vinegar
· Dash of cinnamon
1. Prepare your tea as normal.
2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and drink up.
You can prepare this 2-5 times until your sore throat goes away. Of course, if your symptoms get worse, I’d talk to a doctor, but this remedy seems to work if you catch a cold at the first symptoms.