Which is the best tea for a cold and sore throat? How can you help yourself in that time? Having a cold and a sore throat can be very disturbing for many people. Especially at winter time we get infected by viruses that cause us health problems. Read on and you will find which herbal teas are especially effective for these kind of problem. It is always better to use natural remedies than pills.
Which is the Best Tea for a Cold and Sore Throat?
You can drink or gargle a tea from dried chamomile. Chamomile tea will relieve the sore throat pain and calm it down. It is an antiseptic that helps relieve pain in the throat and acts soothing.
Sage is a wonderful natural medicine for making the best tea for cold and sore throat. If you have a sore throat; it is good for you to prepare a cup of sage tea but don’t overdo with the amount. If you drink too much of sage tea you can get digestion problems, diarrhea and headache. Two or three cups will be more than enough.
Sage is also the most accessible medicinal plant because it can be bought almost anywhere. If you are a fan of herbs then you can grow sage at home.
Sage tea is also the best home remedy for the gum inflammation and mouth ulcers. Sage leaves contain the essential oil, tannins, and other agents that act against infections, bacteria and fungi.
The smell of sage comes from three chemical components: camphor, which has a fresh aroma of wood menthol.
Alpha-thujone has a similar odor just a little sharper. The third component is viridiflorol that has a similar smell like camphor but it is sweeter. Sage also contains cineol which is the main component in the eucalyptus. It helps with constipation and eases problems with difficult breathing.
Cinnamon tea is also considered as very effective against sore throat. Take a glass of hot water and put a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with a pinch of pepper and two tablespoons of honey in the glass. The mixture will soothe irritated throat. You can also try cinnamon oil which you add a teaspoon of honey.
Russian Tea for Sore Throat
Russian tea with spices will surely suit your sore and delicate throat. Prepare it hot and drink it slowly. If your throat hurts, you can also replace morning coffee with this tea.
You can add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in your tea, a pinch of cayenne pepper, lemon juice and a quarter of a teaspoon of honey to increase the power of this tea.
Ginger’s root contains many antioxidants, such as terpenoids, alkaloids and polyphenols. Its leaves contain beta-carotene and ascorbic acid. Antioxidants work in several ways. They neutralize free radicals, decompose peroxides and so on.
Ginger tea has an extraordinary ability to heal various virosis and flu. Ginger gives you the ability to heal cheaper and much healthier than with conventional treatment with antibiotics.
Prepare a ginger tea
This tea will help you to beat the cold and treat your sore throat faster. Use these ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon of ginger
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 cup of hot water
Mix a teaspoon of ginger and honey with hot water (shouldn’t be too hot). Squeeze half of the lemon into the tea. Drink it for immediate relief of the throat pain. This is one of the best tea for a cold and sore throat.
Why Does Your Throat Hurts?
There are many reasons why you have sore and painful throat. Some of them are weakened immune system, frequent contact with ill people or too much talking or singing. Respiratory irritation because of smoking, high dustiness or too dry air can frequently cause a sore throat.
Psychological factor can also be a cause of a sore throat. It is important to eliminate the cause as soon as possible. A sore throat is a good sign from the perspective of the defense and immune function. It means that your organism responded to the infection caused by germs.
Cold and flu are conditions which are usually caused by infections. Sore throat is usually caused by inflammation (swelling) in the back of the throat (oropharynx) and tonsils. The infection can be caused by streptococcal bacteria (streptococcal sore throat) or viruses. Next non-infectious factors may also be a cause of sore throat (less frequently):
- Throat operation
- alcohol (rarely)
- hay fever
- acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux)
- screaming over a long period of time (eg. cheerleading during sports events)
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Swollen Throat?
Cold or flu is accompanied with next signs of swollen throat that make us troubles:
- inflamed tonsils
- sensitive and swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- sore throat
- delicate throat
- pain and difficult swallow
- fever (usually the result of infection)
- body pain (usually the result of infection)
- headache (usually caused by infection)
- fatigue (usually due to an infection, possibility due to other reasons)
Make a Spruce Tips Syrup
Spruce tips are effective remedy for colds and sore throat. You can make a spruce tips syrup. It contains a lot of vitamin C and therefore improves the general immunity, stimulates and banishes fatigue.
You take about 20 dag of spruce tips, a kilo of brown sugar and a liter of water.
Put spruce tips in the container and pure water on the tips. Boil the water and let it boil for ten minutes. Strain the juice and add sugar. Put the container on the fire again. Cook the mixture for another 20 minutes. Pour the hot syrup into suitable jars, close them and put them in a cold and dark place – best in the pantry.
Herbal Preparations against Sore Throat
You can use the antiseptic preparation of medicinal plants if you have a sore throat accompanied with strong pain. Preparations of sage, eucalyptus, Icelandic moss and peppermint are very useful. Don’t forget on Echinacea. It is useful to gargle or drink the preparations.
Herbs as a Natural Help with Sore Throat
I recommend that you use these teas and preparations for treating sore throat. Sage tea is the best tea for a cold and sore throat that you can use. I use it for gargling all the time when I have a sore throat and it always helps. It is important that you consume preparations full with antioxidants and vitamins (especially vitamin C).
Real teas are an antioxidant bomb so take advantage of their healing power. Antioxidants fight with free radicals and also stimulate the immune system. Add lemon and honey in your tea and you will increase the healing power of your tea.
You shouldn’t drink hot tea because it will irritate your throat even more. You shouldn’t put honey in a hot tea also because it will destroy the active substances in the honey.
Don’t forget on ginger. You can use fresh ginger or powder for tea preparation. Try our suggestions and don’t exaggerate with drinking sage tea. It could cause you a headache and digestion problems.