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Sore Throat Remedy

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Sore throat?  YES, here too.  K4 has a sore throat and HUGE tonsils.  (I won’t gross you out with the graphic pictures, suffice it to say they are nearly touching each other) Here’s what we are doing to get over it without a doctor’s office visit and without antibiotics.

 

The herbs pictured above are historically known as and used as GREAT throat healers, pain relievers, fever reducers, antiv-virals and antibiotic type herbs. Of course disclaimer :these claims have NOT been evaluated by the FDA and are not proven to be effective. Please check with your doctor before using ANY alternative treatments.”

Ingredients:
Calendula
Chamomile
Marshmallow Root
Rose Petals
Cloves
Wild Cherry Bark
Elderberries
Echinacea
Catnip
Lemongrass

I mixed one spoonful of each dry herb into a quart jar, filled with water that was just boiling and let it steep for about 5 minutes.
I strained off 1 cup, added more boiling water to fill the jar again, put a lid on it and left it to sit overnight.
To his cup of warm tea I added honey, elderberry syrup, and lemon to taste.  It tastes a little like medicine.
I had him drink one half while it was warm before he went to bed and put the other half of a cup in the fridge to have with breakfast.

By morning his tonsils were already greatly improved, but still very ugly and angry.  With his breakfast he finished off the other half cup.

I left the rest sitting in the jar, on the counter until afternoon.  (almost 24 hours)
I then strained off the now strong liquid into another jar.
To the strained mixture I added a spoonful of molasses, 4 teaspoons of honey, a splash of lemon, and 2 tablespoons of elderberry syrup. (measurements are not exact)

I now have a full quart of VERY strong tea (also known as a quickie tincture since it isn’t left to steep in alcohol or glycerin for 3 weeks)
I will have K4 (age 8 and about 60lbs) take 1 tablespoon of this tincture every 2-4 hours until a day after symptoms end.

If he develops an upset tummy we will add some fennel, ginger and slippery elm bark tea and cut back on the dose.  So far so good.

Herbs are easy.  Stay tuned for more herbal recipes to come.

MUST HAVE HERBS for every home.

Great beginner book. Medicinal Herbs: A Beginners Guide by Rosemary Gladstar

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As Always: ALL posts on this blog may or may not contain affiliate links or links to my direct sales websites.  This is because there is a monthly fee to run this blog and it costs time to keep it going.  You are not required to click on any links, but if you do THANK YOU!!  You are helping to support my blogging habit.  (I would say my family but so far I haven’t even made enough to pay 1 month of blogging fees.)  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to use my links or pass them along to friends.  All help is greatly appreciated. 

I am not a doctor nor am I am medical professional.  I do not make any claims expressed or implied as to the accuracy of these claims. Any herbs you use you do so at your own risk.  This is simply what we do in our family.

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