A sore throat is very uncomfortable! When you have a sore throat, you might find yourself reaching for a steaming cup of tea. For many people, there’s something soothing about the warmth, flavor, and aroma of tea and herbal infusions. Some blends may be especially helpful for relieving your symptoms.
Use this simple herbal recipe to soothe and heal your sore throat.
Optional flavors (choose one)
1.5 teaspoon peppermint leaves
2 teaspoons fennel seeds that have been crushed with a mortar and pestle (buy here)
1 teaspoon dried ginger root (buy here) and 1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest
Add all ingredients to a small pot, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer on low (covered) for 20 minutes. Strain out the herbs, if desired, and serve. The tea will be naturally sweet due to the licorice, but you can add honey and lemon slices if you wish.
Lisa Ray, Herbalist
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