So far this year, I have experienced very little sickness! *Knocking on Wood* And this year has had more than it’s share of nasty little germs going around. Friends and family seem to be fighting something new every few weeks. Between that and the gnarly amounts of snow and ice we have had this year, I just want to hibernate myself away in my little apartment the rest of the winter! Wake me up for spring!
A few weeks ago I woke up with a sore throat. This is usually how it all starts for me. A little scratchy throat almost always turns into something resembling the flu. Yuck! So I pulled from my bag of tricks all the usuals to combat this impending sickness.
Plenty of water.
Chicken Noodle Soup.
I just love hot tea…sick or not. Usually when battling a sore throat, I will sip my ginger tea or Throat Coat Tea by Traditional Medicinals. But since I didn’t have either on hand, I mixed up a rather odd concoction of tea that felt oh-so-good on my burning, scratchy throat. There are several variations of this recipe going around Pintrest. But my original recipe came from an Amish recipe book. I used the ingredients I had on hand and ended up with my own version of a throat soothing tea.
It only has 5 ingredients. Chances are, they are in your pantry!
Okay 6 ingredients if you count water…which, sadly, didn’t make it into the picture. Poor water.
2 cups Boiling Water
3 TBS Honey
2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBS Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 – 1/4 tsp Red Pepper (Depending on your tolerance for heat. I personally think the heat has a numbing action on a sore throat.)
Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite tea mug. Stir it up really good. The cinnamon and red pepper don’t disperse very well. So keep a spoon handy and stir it up every few sips. And Enjoy. Also, please don’t let the strange combination of the ingredients stop you from trying this tea the next time you have a sore throat. It really does feel great. Oh, and I never did actually get sick! Must have been a combination of the tea and praying like crazy!