Does Your Throat Hurt? Give These Herbal Tea and Spray a Try

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Some herbs can help ease your sore throat. But these herbal tea and spray are very effective. Both of these contains anti-bacterial properties and and act as topical anaesthetics.

1. Sage Herbal Tea for Sore Throat

Sage contains antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. This herb has a long history of use for coughs, sore throats and mouth inflammations. You can use fresh or dried sage for aromatic tea, which can be soothing for sore throat.

Ingredients:

-2 Tablespoons Fresh sage or 1 Tablespoon Dried sage leaves
-Honey
-Lemon
-Boiling water

Directions:

1. Pour 1 cup of almost-boiling water over 2 tablespoons of fresh or 1 tablespoon of dried sage leaves.
2. Cover and steep for at least 10-15 minutes.
3. Strain.
4. Add honey or lemon, if desired.

Note:

Sage tea is not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation. This tea may also be used as a throat gargle.

2. Echinacea Spray for Sore Throat

Echinacea is often use for sore throat. This throat spray can fight the infection while providing a soothing and numbing sensation.

Ingredients:

-2 Tablespoons Echinacea tincture
-2 Tablespoons Raw honey
-2 drops Essential oil (eucalyptus, peppermint or tea tree oil)
-1 Tablespoon Warm water

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Pour into a small spray bottle.
3. Store the bottle in the refrigerator. This can be keep for a couple months.

Note:

Shake before spraying and use as needed.

Source: www.1mhealthtips.com