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Best Teas for a Sore Throat

Best Teas for a sore throat

Why Hello there! Welcome back to Tea Jubilee! Are you feeling well today? No? well, you have come to just the right site for your sickness.

*Note* This post is part of a series of different teas that help you out with cold, cases of flu, and even when you’re not feeling yourself. Enjoy!

With Covid-19 out and around us, we are trying to get healthier and stronger so if we do get that awful sickness we can fight it off fast! here is the Best Tea for a sore throat, if you know anyone who is not feeling well, give them a link to this post and tell them if you like it or not.

Now, before I let you read on please know that thankfully my family is not sick unlike a lot of others around us. And my heart breaks to see how fast the numbers of cases are growing!! But thankfully You have this post to feel better to know someone is thinking of your health. 🙂

*Quick note, these numbers have links to my other posts.  1,2,6,10,15

So read on sweet friend! Enjoy.

Tea has been used as a natural remedy for sore throat and common cold-related cough for centuries. If you are looking for a tastier alternative for soothing the throat and cough than gargling saltwater, some herbal teas might help more.

However, be careful about the tea temperature. Avoid drinking hot tea or your condition might even get worse. Science says that caffeine should be avoided too. Although green tea is packed with antioxidants and might provide great benefits, it might be more suitable for prevention than treatment. Find out what are the Best Teas for a sore throat

1. Ginger Tea

Lemon, ginger root and some honey might be some of the most popular home remedies for treating the common cold, including soothing sore throat and cough. Ginger may help with lowering body temperature thus reducing fever. Fresh ginger root, lemon juice, and honey mixed with water make a tasty common cold-fighting drink too.

Avoid large doses of fresh ginger as it may cause some side effects such as diarrhea or irritation. I have this one when I even have a small cold or flu and it’s super great for being at the top of this list for Best Teas for a sore throat.

2. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is world-famous for its soothing and calming properties and helping with respiratory problems. Inhaling hot chamomile infusion is still one of the most popular ways of treating respiratory problems related to the common cold.

Drinking tea may help too and tastes delicious, but science says you don’t need to drink it to soothe the throat. To reduce the “inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, the infusion should be used for gargling instead.

This is another tea that is great for Best Teas for a sore throat, but, this tea doesn’t have to be the only one for when your sick, it’s great for an everyday tea. I have this one after having my cup of coffee, (Short storytime)

I wake up and grab my pink cup that has my tea site logo (Go to this link to see that) ) I Fill it up with coffee and then I drink that down and fill it up with my hot water and put my tea in it. It’s so good!.

Ok back to the list!

3. Licorice Root Tea

One of the sweetest teas in the world, licorice root tea, may help to soothe a sore throat, “cough, asthma, and other breathing problems. 50 times sweeter than sugar, licorice is one of the tastiest home remedies too. Research showed it might be useful in treating postoperative sore throat, a throat condition, and cough caused by intubation.

Licorice has an anti-depressant effect too, so consult your doctor if you are taking medicine that may interact with licorice root. Might have to write a post on this tea! Look out for that coming soon. 


4. Marshmallow Root Tea

Marshmallow root has a long tradition of in-home treatments of coughs. One German study showed that this traditional medicinal plant has soothing properties and may reduce the irritation caused by dry cough,[5] asthma, bronchitis, common cold, and sore throat.

For soothing properties, it’s safe to drink several cups per day. It contains a substance called mucilage, which may have soothing effects on the respiratory system. Mucilage may interact with other oral medicine, so be cautious.

5. Iceland Moss Tea

One of the best herbal teas for sore throat is Iceland moss. Iceland moss contains mucilage and a cup of warm Iceland moss tea might even provide instant relief.

A study on 61 patients showed that Iceland moss is an “advisable therapeutic opportunity without interactions and side effects”. Brew one teaspoon of this tea for 10-15 minutes in boiling water and strain. Iceland moss has a naturally bitter flavor, so add honey if needed.

6. Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is a herbal tea made from a South African plant called a red bush. Although not as popular for treating the symptoms of the common cold, this tea may be very helpful. Packed with antioxidants and naturally caffeine-free, rooibos may help with soothing the throat and cough. Unlike most other herbal teas, it may provide relief for children too. Brew one teaspoon of rooibos tea in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes.

7. Honeybush tea

Honeybush is another caffeine-free tea, with a flavor similar to rooibos tea. It has been traditionally used as a “medicinal concoction for soothing coughs, alleviating bronchial complaints.” Honeybush is naturally sweet, with leaves resembling yerba mate leaves. Brew one teaspoon of honeybush tea in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes.

8. Sage Tea

Traditionally, sage has been used for a whole range of respiratory problems, including bronchitis, cough, asthma, angina, mouth, and throat inflammations. Not only can you use this bitter and sweet herb for making tea, but for cooking as well. To maximize the benefits, try using it with rosemary.

9. Thyme Tea

Thyme, a herb most commonly used for cooking rather than drinking, this tea may be a strong companion in dealing with cough symptoms. You may drink the dry leaves alone prepared in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, or mixed with other throat and cough soothing herbs like ivy and primrose.

10. Peppermint tea

Antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory effects of refreshing peppermint may help in dealing with a common cold. Research showed that L-menthol, a compound in peppermint could be beneficial in treating “chronic inflammatory disorders such as bronchial asthma, colitis, and allergic rhinitis”.

 11. Plantain tea

Plantain is a herb native to Europe and Asia, often growing like a weed around the world. It’s often used for wound healing, lowering fever, and treating bronchitis because of its soothing properties. Studies showed that hot plantain tea may help with viral infections such as malaria and may help with bacterial and fungal infections too.

12. Echinacea tea

Herbal teas may not only help treat the symptoms of cold and flu, they may be helpful in preventing them too. Studies show that Echinacea may reduce the risk of catching a cold. More research is needed to determine how and if Echinacea can prevent and help the common cold.

13. Fennel tea

Fennel is used around the world and an important part of herbal medicines. It may help with reducing fever and treating a cough. It has anti-inflammatory properties and may help with decongesting the sinuses. Honestly, I don’t know why I didn’t put this in number 1 on the list, haha oh well it’s such a great tea for Best Teas for a sore throat. 

14. Anise Seed tea

Anise seed is a sweet seed often used to replace licorice in many food products. It’s added to many tea blends both because of the flavor and potential benefits. It’s may help with treating cough, asthma, and respiratory infections and may help strengthen the immune system.

15. Ginseng

Being an adaptogen, ginseng is often used for improving the overall quality of life in Asian countries. Ginseng may help with boosting the immune system and reduce the chance of getting catching a cold. Some studies showed that it may help with acute respiratory infections that prevent normal breathing, Which means you would get better faster, and you may even not get covid if you drink these teas regularly.

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