These drinks relieve symptoms such as pain, difficulty swallowing, itching, or irritation.
For sore throats and sore throats, there are some teas, such as lemon, garlic, and ginger tea or pineapple honey tea, for example, that are rich in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and antimicrobial agents that help eliminate viruses or bacteria that can cause these conditions.
These infusions help to relieve the symptoms of sore throat, such as pain, difficulty swallowing, itching or irritation in the throat. In addition to drinking tea, it is also important to always keep your throat well hydrated, so you should drink water in small sips throughout the day, as this also helps to regenerate the body and fight the feeling of a sore throat, in addition to reducing a dry and irritating cough.
pineapple tea with honey
Pineapple is a fruit rich in vitamin C that strengthens the immune system, fights against various diseases, especially those caused by viruses, is great for treating a sore throat caused by the flu, a cold, or, for example, to increase the voice in a presentation, show or class.
- 2 slices of pineapple (with peel);
- ½ liter of water;
- Honey to taste (optional)
Place the water in a saucepan and add the pineapple pieces with the skin on, bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Then take the tea off the heat, cover the teapot, let it heat up and strain. This pineapple tea should be drunk warm several times a day.
To thicken the tea and help lubricate the throat, it can be sweetened with a little honey. However, honey should not be consumed by people who are allergic to honey, pollen, or propolis.
sage tea with salt
Another great home remedy for a sore throat is gargling with warm sage tea and sea salt, as sage has astringent properties that temporarily relieve pain, while sea salt has antiseptic properties that help repair inflamed tissues.
- 2 teaspoons of dried sage;
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt;
- 250 ml of water.
Just pour boiling water over the sage and cover the container, leave the mixture for 10 minutes. After this time, strain the tea and add sea salt. Gargle with warm tea at least 2 times a day, spit it out immediately.
Plantain tea with propolis
Psyllium has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is useful for combating the signs and symptoms of a sore throat, and when consumed warm, it is even more effective as it soothes an irritated throat.
- 30 g of large plantain leaves;
- 1 liter of water;
- 10 drops of propolis.
Bring water to a boil and add plantain leaves, let stand 10 minutes. When it becomes warm, strain and add drops of propolis. Gargle 3 to 5 times a day, spit it out immediately. Learn about other benefits of psyllium tea.
Propolis should not be consumed by people allergic to honey, propolis or pollen, so in these cases it should not be added to tea.
Eucalyptus is a natural antiseptic that helps the body fight germs that cause sore throats.
- 10 eucalyptus leaves;
- 1 liter of water.
Boil water and add eucalyptus leaves. Let it cool down a bit and inhale the steam from this tea at least twice a day for 15 minutes.
Ginger tea with lemon and garlic
Ginger tea with lemon and garlic has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties due to the allicin present in garlic; phenolic compounds such as gingerol, chogaol and zingerone found in ginger and vitamin C from lemon help fight sore throats caused by colds and flu.
In addition, this tea helps to strengthen the immune system and shorten the duration of the common cold.
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half;
- ½ cup lemon juice;
- 1 cm ginger root or ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- 3 glasses of water;
- Honey for sweetening (optional)
Bring water to a boil along with garlic. Remove from heat and add juice, ginger and honey. Strain and serve below.
Ginger should not be consumed by people using anticoagulants or suffering from stomach ulcers, as it has anticoagulant properties that can increase bleeding or bleeding, so it should be removed from the tea in such cases.
star anise tea
Star anise tea helps boost the immune system by reducing the symptoms of a sore throat caused by a cold or flu, as it is rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds that help neutralize free radicals that interfere with the normal functioning of the immune system.
Similarly, star anise has antiviral activity due to its content of shikimic acid, a natural substance that is used to fight the influenza virus.
- 1 tablespoon star anise;
- ½ liter of boiling water;
- Honey for sweetening (optional)
Pour boiling water into a cup and add star anise. Cover, let heat, strain, sweeten with honey and drink afterwards. Take this tea 3 times a day until your cold symptoms are gone.
Pomegranate tea is rich in polyphenols, flavonoids, alkaloids, and triterpenes, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help fight sore throats and relieve pain and discomfort.
- 10 g gives a pomegranate peel;
- 1 glass of water.
Add pomegranate peels to a pot of water and bring to a boil. When it boils, leave for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat. After this time, cover the teapot with a lid and let the tea stand for another 5 minutes. Let it brew and drink after that 2-3 times a day.
Pomegranate tea should not be consumed by children under 2 years old, pregnant and lactating women, as well as people suffering from gastritis or stomach ulcers, as it can cause stomach irritation.
White willow, known scientifically as Salix white, has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of salicin, a substance similar to the main ingredient in aspirin. For this reason, this plant’s shell tea can be a good remedy for relieving sore throat symptoms such as pain, irritation, or discomfort when swallowing.
- 2 teaspoons of white willow husk;
- 2 glasses of water.
Bring water to a boil and add willow rind. Let steep for 10 minutes, strain and drink up to 2 cups per day.
This tea should not be consumed by children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people who are allergic to aspirin or are taking blood thinners. Similarly, drinking white willow peel tea is not indicated for people with gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcers, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux, colitis, or diverticulitis.
tea with thyme
Thyme tea is a good home remedy for sore and sore throats, as it is rich in carvacrol and γ-terpinene, which have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects.
In addition, this tea helps to remove excess phlegm from the airways, which helps relieve sore throats caused by colds or flu.
- 2 teaspoons chopped dried thyme leaves;
- 1 glass of water.
Boil water and add it to a cup with thyme leaves. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes, strain and drink warm up to 3 times a day. If desired, it can be sweetened with honey, which also helps to moisten the throat.
Thyme tea should not be consumed by children, pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with heart failure, enterocolitis, or in the postoperative period, as it can slow down blood clotting.
In addition, it should be used with caution during menstruation, gastritis, ulcers, colitis, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome or liver disease.
Eucalyptus tea is rich in flavonoids, triterpenes, tannins, and phenolic acids, which help fight respiratory infections as they are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and astringent, helping to relieve sore throats and fight inflammation.
- 1 teaspoon crushed eucalyptus leaves;
- 150 ml of water.
Put the water in a pot to boil. When it boils, remove from heat, add chopped eucalyptus leaves, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Then strain and drink 1 glass of warm tea 2-3 times a day.
Another way to enjoy the benefits of eucalyptus is to inhale the fresh leaves or use the tea as a mouthwash.
Eucalyptus tea should not be consumed if you are allergic to this plant, during pregnancy, or in people with gallbladder and liver problems.
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