Sooth that cough or sore throat

Honey for coughs and colds

Suppress that cough and throat irritation. Pure, non-pasteurized honey is an excellent elixir for  common wintertime ailments like coughs, colds and sore throats.

“Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep,” writes health enthusiast and researcher Diana Herrington.

When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.


Here’s another Honey tea recipe from Collective Evolution.  I don’t advise adding boiling water to the mix – let it cool first and add warm water.

Start out with a mason jar or some other type of glass jar. I like to use organic ingredients as often as I can so if you can, use it for this as well. Cut up enough lemon into slices so that it fills roughly half to three-quarters of the jar you are preparing. Add in several slices of ginger to the mix. I imagine this could be done to taste as some like a lot of ginger and others like a little. Feel free to experiment with the amount. Lastly fill the remainder of the jar with organic honey. Be sure to use a good quality honey as alot of honey sold these days is not even honey! You can read more about that here. Once you are done, close up the jar and put it into the fridge until it forms into a jelly.

honey tea sooths a sore throatWhen you want to use the mixture, boil some water, put about a teaspoon of the jelly into a mug. Add the water and then grab a good book, your pet or a blanket and settle down beside a fireplace and enjoy. If you don’t have the ability to be by a fireplace, then you might as well dump it down the drain until you do. (Kidding) But seriously, fireplaces in the winter with this would be unreal. ENJOY!

Note: I am not huge into canning so I don;t know how long this can store in the fridge for, but be sure to keep an eye on it after 2-3 months.