Calamansi Honey Ginger Tea – The Little Epicurean

Oops, hope you didn’t lose your appetite there. Keep your kitchen stocked with herbal teas and supplements to cure sore throats naturally – or prevent them by building up your immunity. Instructions Place lemon slices and ginger slices in a jar. The unique flavor and fragrance of ginger root is attributed to the natural oils present in ginger. I’ve been making mine into a cold drink and taste great as a refresher. Instead, just use ginger powder to create a paste and then apply that paste to your forehead. Pull the lemon flesh from the rind cut again and throw into the water with the ginger.

The ginger is a powerful digestive aid, it helps to curb nausea, pain, loss of appetite, and other issues that plague our tummies. Sometimes, I get jealous because I don’t work like that. Garlic: Packs an immune boosting punch! Stephen T. Remove tea bags and strain out the ginger slices. This post is sponsored by Plan To Eat. Gingerdiols, shogaols and gingerols are the dynamic constituents in ginger tea, as indicated by “PDR for Herbal Medicine.” In addition to being an anti-inflammatory, ginger may have antimicrobial properties, which means it might hinder the development of an organism, microbes and different microorganisms that can add to a sore throat.

Slippery elm is a natural root that also acts as a coating agent and an emulsifier so it soothes and relieves very quickly. Other studies have found it could help heal the throat after a tonsillectomy, and relieve coughs in children older than one year. Add the thyme oil, starting with 10 drops. Add whiskey if desired, I’d recommend this only at bedtime. It can cut through excess mucous from a cold’s effects, and help settle an upset stomach. The high levels of zinc found in ginger play a prime role in the production and secretion of insulin. Check out my Link Parties page to see where I’m linking up and to find some wonderful blogs and more amazing recipes!


Many other websites are claiming it effective however. Ginger is an anti inflammatory, and alleviates the distress of a sore throat. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day? Improvise. The warm water soothed my throat, hydrated me, cleared up my nasal cavities, and whether I realized it or not, it helped flush toxins out of my bod. Take 1 tsp as needed. In addition to fighting infections, thyme also relaxes spasms of the bronchial passages.

Lemon is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, nutrients the body loves for boosting the immune system. This sweat gets a bit of a detox going but also promotes a potent germ fighting agent to help fight off colds and flu. You can also add the fresh juice of a lemon into the decoction to make it even more effective for thick phlegm in the back of throat. The same principle applies here. Another shot of Dragon’s Breath later, no problem. The immune system functions as its best while we are sleeping. Peel a piece of ginger root and cut it into slices.

Fresh ginger juice mixed with honey and fenugreek can also help you get rid of your cold. Ginger : Lots of it eaten as close to raw as possible. Gargle your throat with hot water and salt as often as you can. It’s my go-to for a sore, scratchy throat. Pour a layer of honey to cover then add more lemon and ginger. Base your primary treatment on helping your body to detoxify and support its natural defense mechanisms (your immune system). Just put a spoonful in a cup of hot water to make a soothing tea.

Homemade cough drops can really help soothe a scratchy, tickly throat. Winter is here, bringing with it a host of ailments, including running noses, congestion and painful sore throats. If you try eating ginger raw, you’ll taste that burn, that gingerol, at its highest potency. The kind that can only be cured with rest, lots of liquids and warm, soothing, delicious-even-with-a-sore-throat bowls of egg drop soup. In my home, the rice cooker was on 24/7, wearing shoes inside was a huge offence punishable by grounding, and if I was sick, my mum always turned to her expansive cabinet of mystery herbs. I’d like to share my favorite remedy for a sore throat. Despite being a little under the weather at the moment, I feel remarkably awake, even though I’ve had zero caffeine ALL WEEK.

One sneezes, goes around with a runny nose, headache, fatigue and yet, one cannot be called technically ill. Without phlegm as a lubricant, your throat becomes dry and irritated, and tissues can get damaged. Here is the recipe to make Ginger and Mangosteen tea. Head colds, allergies and chronic sinusitis aren’t among the most serious of health problems, but they can bring a disproportionate amount of misery with them.