Best Teas for Sore Throat

best teas for sore throat
Diana L

Just as sure as the cold temperatures that come with winter so follows the chance of experiencing a sore throat. You know warm liquids are good for soothing a sore throat, but which are the best teas for sore throat?

Beyond the warmth and delicious flavors of the tea, the medicinal benefits of different types of tea can also be a home remedy to help soothe and heal the sore throat. While some sore throats are caused by viruses that shouldn't be ignored and may require a doctor's attention, a soothing cup of tea may give you some relief from your cold symptoms while you rest back to wellness.

 

Let's look at 8 teas that can help soothe a sore throat.

  1. Throat Soother tea
  2. Chamomile teas
  3. Licorice teas
  4. Turmeric teas
  5. Peppermint teas
  6. Ginger teas
  7. Cinnamon teas
  8. Lemon and ginger tea

 

Throat Soother tea

The name itself says it all! Throat Soother tea is a perfect remedy for a sore throat. This herbal tea blends sweet licorice, calming anise, and fresh raspberry leaves plus a throat coat from the Slippery Elm (found in many throat lozenges) to help speed the recovery of your scratchy throat. To help reduce swelling, a little orange citrus is included which also adds a delicious flavor to this slippery elm tea.

 

Chamomile tea

When your body is trying to fight infection, it responds with inflammation. Chamomile tea contains natural compounds that may reduce inflammation. Since early Egyptian times, chamomile tea has been used for its healing properties.

The antibacterial properties in chamomile tea may also help treat respiratory infections related to the common cold. Other benefits of chamomile include the promotion of calmness and relaxation which help you get the rest you need to heal.

The dried flowers of our Egyptian Chamomile produce a rich, golden cup of tea with the aroma of freshly cut apples giving chamomile tea a mellow, honey-like sweet taste. If you crave more sweetness, a little drop of honey also helps!

Licorice root tea

Like our Throat Soother tea, the inclusion of licorice provides powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that may help reduce the causes of a sore throat. Licorice is packed with flavonoids that have been reported to have an antiviral ability to weaken the hold a virus has on your body.

Our Immunity Boost tea includes licorice along with ginger, fennel, cardamom pods, and marigold flowers. Rich in antioxidants, the oil of the cardamom seed may help fight cold and cough symptoms acting as an antiseptic to help calm a sore throat.

Marigold also provides natural medicinal properties. Once cooled, tea with marigold flowers can be used as a gargle to soothe a sore throat.

Licorice has also been shown to reduce inflammation, boost immunity, and aid in digestion. Personally, I love the lingering sweet flavor of licorice without being overly sweet.

 

Turmeric tea

The health benefits of Turmeric have become quite a hot topic. Curcumin is a compound in turmeric. This powerful compound provides antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties.

Our Ginger Turmeric tea provides the sweet taste of fresh mangos and the zest of Florida oranges with the earthiness of turmeric and ginger. Apples and cinnamon balance out the flavor with a bit of spice from the peppercorn (which also helps increase the absorption of curcumin by 2000%!) Sip the smooth flavor, savor the aroma, and treat your body well with a bright cup of loose-leaf Ginger Turmeric herbal tea.

Turmeric is like ginger in that they both come from the rhizome of the plant, or underground root-like shoots. This buried little superstar helps reduce inflammation, aids digestion, reduces pain, and eases nausea. Ginger Turmeric tea is caffeine-free, so sip on a cup at night and be assured you'll get a restful night's sleep.

Fat actually helps the absorption of turmeric, so feel free to add a little dairy of your choice and create a yummy golden turmeric latte.

Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea is another caffeine-free option for soothing a sore throat. Peppermint contains menthol with provides a cooling effect on inflamed throat tissue.

Our Pure Peppermint tea is a classic, fresh-scented peppermint tea with a cool, crisp aroma with a smooth finish. Without caffeine, or any artificial oils or sweeteners, this is the best Peppermint tea for a healthy treat day or night.

Ginger tea

This root gets to the root of the problem! In herbal medicine, Ginger is another hero. Like some of the other teas we have discussed, ginger also contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe a sore throat.

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of green tea can also help to soothe sore throat symptoms and promote overall health. Ginseng is popular in alternative medicine for boosting the immune system.

Combine ginger and green tea for a sore throat powerhouse. Our Ginseng Green tea is a fresh and crisp, energizing green tea. The blending of ginseng and ginger root creates a sweet, earthy aroma with notes of delicately spicy herbs. When cooled, gargle with green tea for additional relief for a sore throat.

Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea is a traditional remedy for healing cough, flu, and sore throat symptoms. Packed with antioxidants cinnamon tea provides a mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect which can help soothe a sore throat.

Cinnamon is a spice rich in polyphenol antioxidants. When blended in tea, cinnamon may boost your body’s ability to fight off free radicals, keeping you healthy. 

Cinnamon Spice tea is a bright, full Ceylon black tea blend with aromatic cinnamon with a crisp finish of citrus and clove. Or for later in the day try naturally caffeine-free Cinnamon Rooibos, a South African plant that is grown in the mountainous region just north of Cape Town.

The warmth of cinnamon in a cup of Cinnamon Rooibos Chai tea is balanced beautifully with the natural smooth, mellow flavor of the rooibos. 

Chai tea

Since we now know that ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and peppercorn can help with a sore throat, it sounds like you have the perfect combination for a chai tea! Chai tea also provides immunity-boosting benefits to help reduce nausea, and soothe a headache (which may be tagging along with your sore throat).

Chai tea is available in various blends to suit your flavor preference. Masala Chai is a strong, rich, Ceylon black tea balanced with all the flavorful chai spices such as clove, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. Maharaja Oolong Chai has the smooth flavor of oolong tea with an alluring chai spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chicory, and cocoa nibs.

To add the benefits of turmeric, our Turmeric Chai blends the earthy flavor of turmeric with the warm spiced flavor of ginger and clove, the soft sweet flavor of cinnamon, and a touch of fennel. Black peppercorn finishes it off with a little kick.

Lemongrass Ginger tea

Lemongrass Ginger tea is an aromatic tea to help lift your spirit and get you through the cold and flu season. Lemongrass adds zest to the ginger, peppermint, and licorice root for a warming cup of tea sure to soothe your sore throat. Drizzle honey in your cup if you prefer a bit of sweetness. 

Let this tea become your go-to on those days when you are feeling under the weather. Ginger is a natural remedy to clear your sinuses, while peppermint soothes your tummy and licorice root soothes your throat. The lemongrass and peppermint help revive your energy (without caffeine) so you can be back on your feet again.

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