Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sore throat cure: green tea & honey

I've felt on the verge of sickness with a sore throat and slight cough since last weekend but it's finally gone away! The cure? Green tea and honey! Did you know that honey can be just as or even more effective than OTC cough syrup to suppress your cough and soothe your sore throat? The antimicrobial properties of honey soothe a sore throat and kill certain infectious bacteria. Honey also has other great health benefits as an antioxidant, including building your immune system and helping prevent cancer.

My favorite mug from the LC Lauren Conrad Kohl's Cares collection

I'm sure you've heard how good green tea is for you. Hot green tea with some honey and lemon does wonders for a sore throat and your immune system. My favorite green tea right now is Mighty Leaf Organic Green Dragon. If you don't like the leafy taste of green tea, the honey and lemon will make it taste better. And cough syrup is way more gross anyway.

What's your favorite homemade immune-boosting natural remedy?

1 comment:

  1. Green tea and honey is a good combination. The green tea is a powerful antioxidant. In many Asian countries, people drink several cups of tea right throughout the day in order to keep healthy. Of course, that is in addition to eating right in other ways but the green tea does have an effect.

    Of course, green tea should be consumed in moderation by people who have certain health conditions. It contains caffeine and you have to treat it as any other caffeinated beverage.


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