Sore throats keep us from eating and drinking because they are painful and make swallowing very difficult. Sore throats can even prevent us from eating and drinking the nutrition we need to fight a throat infection because our swollen throats hurt so bad. Sorrel is a lemony tasty herb that can be used to help treat a sore throat or throat infection because it contain high amounts of potent vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed to help treat and cure a sore throat.
Sorrel leaves are dried and used to make a lemony tasting herbal tea. The tea is made to sip on to help ease the pain and soreness of a sore throat. The way the sorrel herbal tea is usually made is by taking 2 tablespoons of dried sorrel leaves and placing them into a cup. After boiling water is poured over the tea leaves to steep and form a sorrel herbal tea. Once the tea is made the leaves are removed an honey is usually added to help sweeten the lemony tasting herbal tea right up. The honey helps coat the throat and has antibacterial properties that help kills the bacteria that is causing the throat infection. The honey is also very soothing to dry itchy or burning irritated throats. The sorrel herbal tea has all the vitamin C you need to help nourish the body and help fight the infection and sore throat. The vitamin C in the sorrel also helps give the immune system a health boost so it can work properly too keep the body healthy and strong. Sorrel herbal tea with honey should be drunk 4 times a day to fully help relieve, treat, and cure a sore throat or throat infection.
Sorrel herbal tea can also be used as a mouth gargle to help ease and cleanse a sore throat instead of using a salt water gargle that could potentially sting and burn. However, salt water gargles are still the best thing for treating and cleansing a sore throat. Sorrel herbal tea can even be used to help cleanse and treat mouth sores such as cold sores and canker sores. The vitamin C in sorrel tea can even help ease toothaches and abscesses.
So, next time you are suffering from a sore throat or throat infection do not go out and get throat sprays, pain relievers, and gargles. Instead make your own sorrel herbal tea at home and use that to treat and relieve your sore throat or throat infection. The vitamin C is sure too help and your throat will thank you for helping it heal naturally.