Several teas are known to soothe sore throats. This helpful recipe includes:
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Juice from 1/4 lemon
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Cayenne pepper to taste
Mix the ingredients into a cup of warm water and drink slowly. One cup is rarely enough for all day relief, but four may do the trick. This drink may also help reduce coughing.
Another tea option is to combine ginger tea with cinnamon and lemon.
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel
- 1/2 cup of water
Combine ingredients in a pan and simmer for 15 minutes. Pour three tablespoons of mixture into a cup of warm water and drink. Save the rest for additional cups of tea later in the day. A third tea option is ginger tea with lemon and pepper. Seep one bag of ginger tea in a cup of hot water. Add lemon juice and black pepper powder to taste. This remedy not only helps relieve throat pain, but it can also clear blockages.