Nothing heralds the beginning of a cold like a sore throat. You know the feeling, it sneaks up on you and suddenly you’re wondering how to say goodbye to those symptoms before it forces you to succumb to whispering.
Try making your own herbal throat syrup!
Mix together the following:
- 2 T. freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 T. Raw Honey
- Pinch of Cayenne
Take 1 Tbsp. as needed.
This combination works together in the best way possible. All three have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties but each one works in its own unique way.
- Because the lemon contains citric acid, it helps the body fight bacteria which may assist in breaking up mucus.
- Honey, which was probably your great-great-grandma’s “go to” for sore throats, is known as a “hypertonic osmotic,” which means it helps the body draw water out of inflamed tissue.
- Cayenne, which contains the compound capsicum, helps promote circulation through the muscles and tissues.
This herbal combo is simple and may almost seem too good to be true, but it’s powerful and incredibly helpful. Give it a shot and pretty soon your whispers will become shouts of joy!