A friend recently reached out to learn what she could do for a sore throat. A sore throat is often the first sign that we may be getting worn down or catching a cold. Ayurvedic cold remedies work by supporting the body’s natural defense system. When you feel the first signs of a sore throat try these tips and remedies.
- Get to bed early, ideally before 10 pm, and get ample rest.
- Avoid sugar, processed foods and dairy.
- Enjoy nourishing bone broth, mineral vegetable broth or soups.
1 cup boiled water
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp sea salt
Stir all the ingredients together in a mug, let cool to a comfortable temperature, then gargle 2-3 times a day.
Soothing Throat Tea
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp licorice root
In a medium pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain and drink.
4 cups water
4 tbsp thyme
fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
In either a pot or mason jar with a lid, pour boiling water over the thyme leaves and steep for 10 minutes. Then strain and add the juice of 1/2 – 1 lemon, based on flavor that you like, then add honey.