To relieve a sore throat and cough, you don’t have to take a lot of medications. Sometimes it is enough to brew yourself herbal tea, which will help relieve inflammation and irritation of the mucous membranes.
Several types of tea are great for relieving one of the most unpleasant symptoms of the common cold.
Licorice root relieves irritation and pain when swallowing well, helps to remove phlegm. Drinking licorice tea too often is not recommended, as it dramatically increases blood pressure, promotes fluid retention, and lowers potassium levels. Therefore, in any case, do not abuse this remedy, especially if you have hypertension.
The polyphenols in green tea strengthen the body’s defenses and help it fight viruses and bacteria more actively. In addition, green tea is excellent at relieving inflammation, thereby eliminating discomfort in the throat. It is better to drink this drink warm rather than hot; otherwise, it can burn the throat and cause even more irritation of the mucous membranes.
Ginger is another herb with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties and works well for sore throat and runny nose. Also, ginger extract strengthens the immune system and helps to speed up recovery from colds and flu.
Red Elm Tea
Red elm is a tree native to Canada and the United States. Its bark contains a mucus-like substance that can create a protective coating on the throat that relieves irritation and pain when swallowing and relieves coughs.
Marshmallow root tea
Marshmallow root loosens phlegm and relieves an extremely unpleasant, throat-like, dry cough. This is confirmed by a 2018 study in which participants tried to get rid of dry coughs with regular syrup or lozenges with marshmallow root extract. Within ten minutes of sucking on the marshmallow lozenge, most participants reported that the sore throat and the urge to cough had decreased markedly.