Monday, 9 November 2015

Cinnamon & Thyme Sore Throat Tea

Herbal teas can be a useful way to soothe some of the symptoms of colds, flu and sore throats. 

The cinnamon in this tea has a warming effect, plus it aids digestion. Thyme is anti-microbal and is said to strengthen the immune system thereby helping to prevent recurring infections. 

I make this using common thyme, but if you have other varieties use them.

Cinnamon Thyme Sore Throat Tea


Place 2 teaspoons of dried thyme and one cinnamon stick into a small teapot. Pour 2 cups of boiling water into the pot to cover the herbs. Allow to steep for 6-8 minutes (you can adjust the steeping time depending on how strong you like your tea).

Pour into a tea cup or mug through a strainer. Sweeten to taste with honey.

Makes 2 cups.

Drinking two or 3 cups a day may help to relieve cold symptoms






You may also like to try: Simple Herbal Tea Recipes


Please note that this article is not intended as medical advice. 







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22 comments:

  1. Oh I could have used this two weeks ago my throat was so sore and nothing would soothe it. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at #AnythingGoes. It is always great to have you link up.

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  2. Very interesting. I keep trying to grow thyme. But it keeps dying. I will post this on my facebook page.

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    1. I have mine growing in a sheltered, sunny spot that seems to suit it quite well - so long as I remember to water it well in the hot months!

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  3. I love making home remedies that can possibly cure sore throat, cough, etc. I plan on going to my Farmer's Market on Friday. I will put Thyme and cinnamon sticks on my list. Great post. #ManicMondaysBlogHop

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful and warming tea! Thank you for sharing your medicinal recipe with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

    ~ Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth ~

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  5. Thank you for sharing! Since I'm pregnant, a lot of the normal medicines are out of the question. I've already been sick once this cold season, and i can sense more coming!

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    1. I do hope to manage to avoid another cold - not great when you're pregnant.

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  6. It's that time of year again. Everyone in my family is taking turns with not feeling well. Thank you for sharing this post and the most opportune time!

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  7. thanks for sharing this one! I definitely turn to hot teas when I don't feel well so I'll have to try this if I get hit with the sniffles. My go-to is normally ginger/honey/lemon :)

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  8. This is just perfect for the season and it sounds so soothing! :)

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  9. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. I've tried growing thyme but it doesn't last very long. Perhaps where I live is too hot??? Thanks for sharing this remedy with us which I'm sure will be very useful to many. Thank you also for linking up at #WednesdaysWisdom and have a lovely day.

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    1. Thyme likes a sunny spot, but I've had it die on my a couple times when we've had a hot, dry summer.

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  11. I love natural remedies and this is one I shall keep. Thank you for sharing #wednesdayswisdom

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  12. Just in time for my husband's sore throat. Thank you!

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  13. I do love natural remedies and the like but have never tried thyme! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Hop. I'm a big tea drinker and will keep this in mind this Winter for sure. I just got over a bad cold and wish I'd seen this sooner! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thank you for sharing at the Country Fair Blog Party! What a simple, easy and tasty way to sooth a sore throat this winter.
    Laurie - Co-Host

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  16. Thanks for sharing, this is a life saver!!!!!

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