Tea Time Tuesday

Sore throat. What kind of tea? Surely TEA is a step in the right direction. It is about to go full-on turbo pollen where I live. I have already seen a “yaller Easter bush” (Forsythia) in full bloom just down the road.

Rakuten.com says Chamomile, Rosehip, Peppermint, Lemon Blend.

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Althaea officinalis is a perennial species indigenous to Africa, which is used as a medicinal plant and ornamental plant. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today’s marshmallow treat.

Traditional Medicinals says, “Licorice,  and marshmallow are demulcents, which soothe irritated mucous membranes. Marshmallow is traditionally used for irritation of the mouth and throat and associated dry cough, and echinacea root tea is traditionally used for the relief of sore throat.” I know they do not mean Kraft or Sta-Puf marshmallows, but the plant. Today’s marshmallows have little to do with the ancient Egyptian recipe.

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Yogi Tea offers a tea made this way: “Organic Honeybush, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Peppermint Leaf, Organic Wild Cherry Bark, Organic Echinacea Root (Angustifolia, Purpurea, Pallida), Organic Black Pepper, Organic Slippery Elm Bark, Organic Stevia Leaf. ”

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I am inclined to go with the Yogi Tea because some of those ingredients I have used before for sore throat such as the slippery elm, wild cherry bark, echinacea, and anything lemony and licorice.

In my research,   I saw several recommendations for make-your-own that included honey, lemon, whiskey, peppermint tea, cayenne pepper tea additions, and one even suggested cinnamon milk.

If you have a suggestion that has worked for you, let me know.

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