Marshmallow root is high in mucilage (think slimy) and is perfect for coating sore throats. It also helps things like stomach flu, stomach ache, and diarrhea that can sometimes accompany sickness.
Sore Throat Tea Recipe
A throat soothing tea featuring marshmallow and licorice root for fast relief of a scratchy throat.
– 2 TBSP marshmallow root
– 1 TBSP licorice root
– 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
– 2-3 TBSP raw honey (to taste)
– 3¼ cups water
-Cover the marshmallow root with 1 cup warm, filtered water in a jar with a lid. Don't use hot water. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
-Add 2 cups water and licorice root to a pot. Bring mixture to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Pour tea into a quart jar.
-Stir honey, lemon juice, and marshmallow infusion into warm licorice decoction. -Warm liquids soothe sore, dry throats. This can be refrigerated for 6 days and reheated.
Be sure to check with your natural health care practitioner before use if you fall into any of the categories mentioned in the herbal info sections above.