Soothe a painful sore throat with a little help from some of our favourite herbs. Echinacea and elderberry both have a long history of use for upper respiratory tract infections, with their anti-inflammatory and immune modulating activity they can help to relieve sore throats. Sage is also an excellent anti-inflammatory herb with astringent and antiseptic properties. It has traditionally been used for treatment of sore throats, and studies have shown it helps to relieve throat pain. Having a sore throat can be downright miserable so try this soothing spray when you need some relief.
Echinacea Elderberry Throat Spray Recipe
You will need:
- 50ml spray bottle
- 30ml Echinacea & Elderberry Extract
- 20ml Sage tea concentrate or 5ml Sage Tincture
- peppermint extract (optional)
Directions to Make
- If using Sage tea put 1 or 2 tablespoons of dried sage, or 2 to 4 tbsp fresh sage, in a cup and pour 1/2 cup of simmering hot water over the herbs and cover with a plate or saucer to stop the essential oils from escaping.
- Let this steep for at least an hour, or more. The longer it steeps, the stronger the tea will be.
- Strain and use 20ml for the recipe below. Extra tea can be frozen in ice cube trays for later use.
- Mix all the ingredients together and pour into glass spray bottle Add a few drops of peppermint extract to taste
How to Use
Spray into your mouth, directed towards your throat, as needed. When made with tinctures, this throat spray will last for several weeks, but if using fresh tea, the shelf life is reduced to 2-3 days if stored in the fridge.