It’s that time of year where every flight, late night and public excursion leads to a dry, scratchy, soon-to-be-sore throat.
I’m not a big fan of cough drops, because I find if they work, they taste awful, and if they taste good, they don’t work. So I had resigned to a couple of raspy, uncomfortable days when I went to our local breakfast spot and found something they call “Throat Coat” on the menu.
The drink consists of eucalyptus tea, honey, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. I gave it a shot, and it definitely helped my throat, but the eucalyptus really wasn’t for me. I realize eucalyptus is considered, on it’s own, to have cold-fighting, anti-inflammatory properties — but it’s just not fun to drink.
So I took the rest of the ingredients and bought a few teas I thought would be a little more enjoyable, but would also nip that pesky scratchiness (or at least aid in immune boosting!).
What You Need
- 1 tbsp honey
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Yogi Echinacea Immune Support, flavored with ginger (so no need to add any), cinnamon, lemon, lemongrass and rose hip.
- Boil some water, pour into your favorite mug
- Add the ingredients, stir, and drink up