Know what doesn’t suck?
Discovering a homemade remedy that makes your throat stop hurting when you can’t take OTC cold & flu meds!
OMG SO COOL!!
The original link for the recipe I found is here.
I am so incredibly amazed by the awesomeness of this sore throat elixir — no Halls cough drops for me!! I grew up drinking honey-lemon tea whenever we were sick, and it was a comforting drink with very little to show for it on the whole other than rehydrating, but the thyme completely changes everything and totally anaesthatizes the owieness of coughing until your throat’s ragged!
Everyone needs to have this recipe put into their Plague(tm) First Aid Kit. Seriously. Everyone.
Sore Throat Elixir
1/4 cup dried or fresh thyme (I used fresh)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup boiling water*
1/2 lemon, squeezed, or to taste
In a 2cup pyrex measuring cup steep the thyme leaves pour over boiling water, with the honey, stirring until dissolved.
Let steep 10-15 minutes.
Strain and decant into a clean 250ml jar and add juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste.
Take 1-2 Tbsp every few hours, as needed, for a really owie sore throat.
Store in refrigerator when not in use. Make as often a needed.
*I used probably closer to 1/2 cup of water and stuck it in the microwave for about 45 seconds to heat up after my boiled water cooled down too much to dissolve my cold honey.