Soothe Sore Throats With Teas and Juices

All sorts of things can cause pain in the throat, from temperature fluctuations to viruses or allergies. The good news: it’s easy to soothe sore throats. Because this condition is uncomfortable and irritating, you’ll want to ease it straight away – before it becomes a full blown infection or tonsillitis. Next time you feel that familiar niggle, reach for one of these simple juices or teas that can provide instant relief.

People are unique – and so are their sensitivities. For some, air conditioning isn’t a problem. Others, however, react to fluctuating temperatures more readily and may feel tightness or itchiness in their throats depending upon the season or the weather. At times, it can even begin to burn and cause quite a lot of discomfort. It’s for these unfortunate moments that you’ll want to find something fast. Here, we offer you some tried and true remedies: juices and infusions that will help to heal your throaty woes.

Juices and infusions to soothe sore throats

Hot lemon and apple cider vinegar

Hot lemon drink

What you need

  • One tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from a half a lemon
  • One tsp. agave nectar or maple syrup
  • A small pinch of cayenne pepper

Here’s a remedy that has been around for ages. There’s a reason for that: it’s very effective! Lemon, agave and apple cider vinegar are a formidable combination for reducing inflammation and delivering a knockout punch to the pain in your throat. This hot drink also gives bacteria the boot and stimulates the immune system. It’s so easy to benefit from this infusion. Just boil some water and pour it into a heat-resistant glass or mug. Add the juice from the lemon along with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Sweeten this with agave or maple syrup, then sprinkle a pinch of cayenne on the top. There’s no way round it: this is a potent beverage. It does have a strong taste, but this is exactly why it works. Drink it slowly so that it can get to work on the irritation. Savour it, but don’t let it go cold! Sip this concoction at least twice a day for three consecutive days.

Ginger, cinnamon and lemon unite!

Ginger tea

What you need

  • One tsp. grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup water

For alleviating tightness and burning in your throat, ginger is hard to beat. Its enviable analgesic properties mean that it gets to work immediately. When partnered with lemon, it reduces painful inflammation and acts as a natural antiseptic. To enjoy its therapeutic benefits, pour boiling water into a cup or mug. Add the rest of the ingredients and allow the blend to steep for 15 minutes. This gives the ginger time to release its healing properties. Slowly drink this one, too – and do so twice a day until symptoms subside.

Carrot and mint soother

Carrot juice with mint

What you need

  • One medium carrot, washed and peeled
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Half a glass of water

Widely known for its vitamin C content, carrot is great for staving off many infections and for kick-starting immunity. Pair it up with the mint and it will help to reactivate the respiratory tract, which will protect against bacteria.  Nutritious as well as therapeutic, this juice will give you amazing results when you drink it – especially if you try to start your mornings with it. To make it, all you need to do is put the peeled carrot, four mint leaves, juice from half a lemon and half a glass of water together in a blender. Whizz everything into a pulpy juice, then pour into a glass and let it get to room temperature. Don’t drink it if it’s quite cold. Your throat will benefit better from it if you let it warm up a bit.

Pineapple, apple and garlic powerhouse

Juice of pineapple

What you need

  • Two large slices of pineapple, peeled
  • Half an apple, washed and peeled
  • One raw clove of garlic
  • Half a glass of water

Garlic with fruit? Indeed! It’s the secret ingredient – and it actually tastes great. Even better, both the apple and the pineapple are humble heroes. They can both cleanse the body and strengthen the immune system. Garlic itself is a brilliant natural antibiotic that can quickly help to sort out a burning, irritated throat. It’s a remedy that has been clinically proven to be effective.

This juice couldn’t be easier to make. Peel and cut two pieces of pineapple, then blend. Add the glass of water and the raw garlic clove, chopped in half. Blend everything well until you have a smooth juice. It’s best to drink this one first thing in the morning when it’s fresh so that it can get to work straight away on your aches and pains.

So, there you go. There’s a drink to suit any preference. Choose whichever most appeals to you! At the very least, they’ll keep you hydrated – which is extremely important when your throat is dry and sore. One last word of advice: Remain consistent! Drink one of these infusions or juices twice or three times daily for at least three or four days. Let the natural antiseptics work their magic. Feel better soon!

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