The Best Cup Of Tea for A Sore Throat and Why
Jan 12, 2023
A sore throat is the second most common acute infection seen by doctors in America. However, a cup of tea can be the most natural way to alleviate the symptoms when you are in your time of desperation.
While usually not life-threatening, a sore throat can be a nagging ailment that is usually the sign of more to come. Luckily a sore throat is also a sign that your body is working hard to fight off infection. Viruses are responsible for 85% to 95% of sore throats which means a sore throat can signal a more serious origin of illness.
On the other hand, a sore throat can also be a symptom of seasonal allergies, dust, mold or pet dander. But no matter whether serious or mild, an achy swallow can make your day difficult, and a cup of tea is the perfect natural remedy to alleviate the pain and speed up the healing process.
The Perfect Tea To Help A Sore Throat
Can any tea do the job of giving you relief from a sore throat? The truth is, any cup of warm liquid can help alleviate the swelling and inflammation that often from with a sore throat; however, the right cup of tea can also help to speed healing in the process.
Below we have prepared our five favorite options for when you wake up with a sore swallow.
Chamomile teas like Luxmi’s Chamomile Mint blend have been used as an herbal salve for soothing inflamed tissues for hundreds of years. When your tonsils, adenoids, or lymph in your throat are inflamed, chamomile’s soothing effects can be just the trick to reduce the swelling.
Turmeric is a go-to for a sore throat for two reasons; it is an even more powerful internal anti-inflammatory than chamomile, and it supports the body's immune response to fight off potential infections. In addition, it is deemed a global superfood due to its plant compound “curcumin,” which is anti-viral and anti-bacterial and can take down all the viral invaders during a sore throat bout. Try Luxmi’s Turmeric Time Out for a tasty dose of this golden healing root.
Mint teas are not only refreshing on a hot day, but they are also a useful tool to have in your natural remedy cabinet. Mint can trigger an internal cooling effect in your body which can aid in reducing inflammation and pain associated with a bothersome sore throat.
Drinking a tea with a ginger component or adding a fresh slice of this wonder root to your hot cup will allow you to sip your sore throat away in no time. Not only does ginger possess the anti-inflammatory fighting skills of some of the previously mentioned teas, but it also has powerful healing qualities capable of fighting against the root of the infection.
Lemon and Honey
Lemon and honey are the go-to additions to any hot tea to soothe a painful swallow and speed up recovery. This wonder combo creates a good dose of Vitamin C as well as a host of micronutrients to boost overall wellness. In addition, the honey coats the throat and can help to reduce pain while creating an anti-microbial shield against viral invaders. Try mixing lemon and honey with a premium green tea like our Darjeeling Green Tokyo Blend.