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Herbal Help for Sore Throat

    Sore Throat?  Strep Throat? 

It is that time of year when many of us are prone to getting a cold, the flu, sore throat, body aches, fevers and the list goes on.  If only your ancestors left you with their "Book of Herbal Remedies"...hmm, what a great idea?  Grab an empty Journal book or just a plain notebook and begin with this recipe that has been used for many years to assist with sore throats and strep throat.  I use this for myself and my family when the beginnings of a sore throat won't go away with my typical "go-to's" like Echinacea Throat Spray, Elderberry Syrup or Garlic Lemonade.  Another words, this is my Plan B and I never had to find a Plan C because it has worked so well.

I mix together 2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne powder and 3-5 cloves of minced garlic.  Take 1 teaspoon every 3 hours until better.  Yield:  This should be enough to clear up the sore throat within 48 hours...if it's almost gone but still lingering, then make up another batch and keep taking until you are well.  For children 3 to 8 years old, I suggest taking 1/4 teaspoon every 3 hours.  For children 8 to 12 years old, I suggest taking 1/2 teaspoon every 3 hours.  12 years through adult age, I suggest the full dosage of 1 teaspoon every 3 hours. 

Note:  Not suitable for children under 3 years of age or anyone with an auto-immune condition since nightshade plants like cayenne can be problematic.

I'd love to hear from you on how this may have helped you and your family?

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