Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throats

Natural remedies for a sore throat and the recipe for throat lozenge.

Slippery Elm, Licorice Roots, and Honey are wonderful combination for a sore throat.

These ingredients are used for sore throats, inflammation, respiratory problems; slippery elm has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties, making this good for homeopathic healing. It works as an expectorant, loosening coughs, reducing mucus in the bronchus. Licorice Root is used for the common cold, asthma, anti-inflammatory, known to low cholesterol levels. Honey has been used for centuries to reduce scarring, healing ulcers, as well as wounds.

Slippery Elm is recommended for the following lung problems by the medical profession, to include these illness: asthma, bronchitis, sore throats, coughs, hoarseness, tonsillitis, pleurisy, lung bleeding, and leukorrhea, to name a few.

The following is the ingredients and recipe to make a lozenge, using licorice root, slippery elm, honey.

• 1 teaspoon, dried, chopped licorice root

• 1/2 cup, slippery elm, powder

• 2 Tablespoons, honey

I am including the measurements for those of you using the metric system for measuring.

• 5 ml, dried, chopped licorice root

• 120 ml, slippery elm, powder

• 30 ml, honey

First make a tea out of Licorice root, bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes, strain.

Put 1-2 Tsp/15-30 ml, of honey into 1/4 cup/60 ml cup and add licorice root tea to fill.

In large mixing bowl add 1/2 c/120 ml of slippery elm powder making a depression in center; pour in honey and licorice mixture. Combine into smooth dough.

Sprinkle slippery elm powder of dough board or counter and roll out the dough mixture, about 1/4 inch/0.25 cm thickness.

Cut circles using small cap, example: Vanilla Extract cap, and a knife to remove lozenge. If you have a small enough cookie cutter that will work better.

Smooth the edges all rough spots, once they are cut and smoothed, arrange them on wax paper or a plate to dry out for a day or two, uncovered. Store in dark bottle or tin, or dark area if using zip lock container or baggy, until needed.

This is just one use for Slippery Elm, Licorice Root and Honey. I am sure others know of other uses.

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