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please suggest a good hot tea recipe for soothing a sore throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Warm teas: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery Elm Bark lozenges are another option.
May 25, 2013

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