Super Soothing at Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

Go natural! Try this At Home Remedy For A Sore Throat using herbs to calm and relax your body.

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I am a big fan of natural remedies. Especially my at home remedy for a sore throat. I was sick with a cold for about a week.

There is nothing worse than taking over the counter medicine and the next day feeling the same or even worse than before.

I did happen to spread my cold to my fiance. It’s not a good feeling when you know you’re the cause of getting your loved ones sick. But I guess that’s just life, right?

As I laid in bed, coughing up a storm with a sore throat I thought, “There has to be something to make me feel better.” So I did some research on immune boosting herbs.

That is when I came up with an herbal remedy.

At Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

I’m in no way a medical expert, but when I consume this hot drink, my throat starts to relax right away. Since I got my fiance sick, I convinced him to try my at home remedy for a sore throat.

Now he’s asking me to make it for him twice a day! I will definitely be adding this new concoction to our medicine cabinet.


Ingredients:


Directions:

    1. Mix all the dry ingredients(except the cough drop) in a bowl.
    2. You can blend the dry ingredients in a blender, but it’s not necessary.
    3. Transfer your mixture to a glass jar with a lid for easy storage.
    4. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture into one tea bag or tea infuser.
    5. Add that tea bag and 1 cough drop into 1 cup of hot water.
    6. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Please, please, please make sure the cough drop has fully evaporated before drinking.
    7. Drink as is or sweeten with stevia or honey.

Echinacea

At Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

Also known as a purple coneflower, it is a member of the sunflower family. Being native to the United States, Echinacea is a very popular herb amongst traditional herbalists. The herb stimulates cells that fight infections. That is why it is great for supporting immune systems.

Although Echinacea is mostly used internally, people are starting to use it for external purposes. It combats the inflammation of skin infections and wounds. Adding the herb and root to a cup of tea helps ease colds, coughs, and the flu.


Lemongrass

At Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

Lemongrass is native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. It is rich in vitamins such as vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, vitamin C, and vitamin A which helps our bodies function properly. Lemongrass also contains potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, and manganese.

When consumed, this herb will flush out harmful toxins. It is a febrifuge, also known as fever grass, that helps reduce fevers. Adding lemongrass to a cup of tea calms sore throats, laryngitis, and bronchitis.


Spearmint Leaf

At Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

Also known as mentha spicata, this herb is native to Europe and Asia. Spearmint is a very widely known herb for having the capability of freshening breath such as in gum. Being high in potassium, it helps maintain blood pressure by relaxing the stress on blood vessels and arteries.

Many like to chew on spearmint leaves to relieve an upset stomach. The aroma can also clear sinuses. Adding spearmint leaves to tea helps the respiratory system due to its cooling and soothing properties.


If you ever feel sick or start to feel sick, take this at home remedy for a sore throat. It is one of my favorite tea recipes to soothe my sickness in the time of need.

Do you have any favorite homemade remedies that you like to drink when you’re sick? Comment in the section below, I would love to start practicing some more great ideas!

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Herbal Remedy for a Sore Throat
Author: Sweet Nature's Beauty
Ingredients
  • 1 honey lemon Halls cough drop
  • 1 part organic echinacea purpurea herb
  • 1 part organic echinacea purpurea root
  • 1 part organic echinacea angustifolia herb
  • 1 part organic lemongrass
  • 1 part organic spearmint leaf
  • tea bags or tea infuser
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients(except the cough drop) in a bowl.
  2. You can blend the dry ingredients in a blender, but it’s not necessary.
  3. Transfer your mixture to a glass jar with a lid for easy storage.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture into one tea bag or tea infuser.
  5. Add that tea bag and 1 cough drop into 1 cup of hot water.
  6. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Please, please, please make sure the cough drop has fully evaporated before drinking.
  7. Drink as is or sweeten with stevia or honey.

References:

American Botanical Council -Echinacea

Organic Facts -Lemongrass

Organic Facts -Spearmint

30 thoughts on “Super Soothing at Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

  1. Hi Mel,
    Thanks for this wonderful post.
    I like all the organic ingredients you are using. I’ve just recommended this to my mum today.

    She’s been suffering from a sore throat for quite some time.

    I’ll let you know if it works.

    I am very confident as I believe in only the natural and organic ingredients.
    All the best
    Lee

    1. Hello Lee,

      I am sorry to hear about your mom. Give this remedy a try, I am confident it will work too 🙂 Natural ingredients are the best!

      –Rina

  2. I LOVE home health remedies and am always playing with herbal formulas. Thank you for this. I would have never thought to use a cough drop… The only thing I may add might be a little ginger if there was mucus involved. I’ve saved it for the next time someone comes down with a cold.

    1. Hi Jackie,

      I am so glad I could give you an idea! Ginger would be a great addition as it helps flush all the toxins out of our bodies. Thanks for the tip.

      –Rina

  3. I absolutely love natural remedies. I would also add a little bit of ginger as someone mentioned before. But what worries me here- I think it’s not easy to find some of these ingredients for that recipe;(

  4. This looks like a great recipe, and very soothing. I like that it’s herbal, but also that you had a way to include the cough drop – it makes it “feel” more like medicine, and if you’re using a strong one, I bet it does wonders when breathing in the steam from the tea.

    1. Hi Brandi,

      Thank You! Herbs can do wonders for our health. The cough drop just adds some extra cooling when there is a sore throat or a cough involved. Give it a try!

  5. My entire family was suffering from the dreaded winter cold bug last week. I’ve only managed to shake mine off and you’re right, those over the counter medicines just don’t work! I love home remedies, especially when it comes to illness like colds – this looks like a great remedy. Might have t try it next time were all banged up. Thanks for sharing

    1. Hello Kiyshia,
      Oh no! It’s the worst when more than one person gets sick. Sorry to hear that. I hope Your family feels better soon. Thanks!

  6. Home remedies are great because you can make them at home without hassle. I’m sure this one’s amazing especially since you’ve tried and tested it! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  7. sounds like a great option. i make a tea that works as well, has a few of these in it. i’ll def keep this as an option.

  8. To be honest some of the ingredients like the organic echinacea purpurea is new to me and I’m surprised they’re not even expensive.
    I don’t have a sore throat though but I do have this terrible cough that just won’t go away. I have tried ginger-honey+ other concoctions but nothing! Still coughing. I’m planning to go to hospital because I’m straining.
    Do you have any simple home made remedies that you would recommend?

    1. Hello Emmy,

      Try this drink out. It really helps me when I have a cough or sore throat! The herbal ingredients you can most likely get at your local natural grocery store. Let me know how it goes 🙂 

  9. I haven’t taken an OTC drug for more than a decade. When I’m sick(or feel that I may be getting sick), it’s only rest and herbal teas for me.

    I haven’t tried adding echinacea herb and root in my teas. Will have to give this a try. Maybe add some muddled turmeric and ginger root for an extra health boost.

    Thanks for sharing the info!

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