Sore Throat

Red clover - take a syrup made from the infusion for stubborn, dry coughs and sore throats.

Crimson Clover Cough Syrup: 30g fresh or 15g dried red clover flowers, 1 cup hot water, 2 cups sugar. Place all ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Strain, pour the liquid into a container and cap immediately. Store in a dark cool place and use 1 tsp as needed

Cumin - Hot cumin water is excellent for colds and fevers and is made by boiling a teaspoon of roasted seeds in 3 cups of water. Honey can be added to soothe a sore throat.

Hyssop Hyssop also contains ursolic acid, which reduces inflammation, so the tea makes a good sore throat gargle

Riversong Sore Throat Tea:

2 Tbsp chopped dried ginger                                     ¼ cup dried peppermint

¼ cup dried sweet cicely                                           ¼ cup dried hyssop

Combine all ingredients, place in a dark jar with lid and store in a cool, dark place. Place 1 Tbsp per cup of the herbal mixture in a teapot, pour boiling water over and put the lid on the pot and stopper in the spout. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain into cup. Add honey if desired.

Sage - Use it as a sore throat gargle and as a poultice for sores and stings. Use two teaspoons of the herb per cup of water, steep for twenty minutes and take a quarter cup four times a day. Can also be used as a gargle. It tastes warm, aromatic and somewhat pungent..    Buy/view Sage