What tea is good for a sore throat?

Siberian ginseng, spearmint, ginger, lemongrass, orange, echinacea and lemon myrtle are great botanicals to help with a sore throat, achy muscles and joints, and general cold and flu symptoms. 

Different botanicals in teas have been traditionally used in herbal medicine as well as supported by modern scientific research to help with cold and flu symptoms:

  • Siberian Ginseng
    • Great for boosting the immune system by increasing immunocompetent cells 
  • Spearmint
    • Strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Orange
    • High in vitamin C which helps protect cells from damage
  • Echinacea 
    • Helps boost the immune system and sore throat symptoms
  • Ginger
    • Great for reducing inflammation in the body
  • Lemongrass
    • Great for coughs, achey joints, and fever symptoms
  • Lemon Myrtle
    • Strong anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties

Our favourite teas for a sore throat that combine helpful botanicals, are completely natural, and taste great are:

Lemon Myrtle Ginger Tea

lemon myrtle lemongrass ginger tea

Cold & Flu Tea

cold and flu tea   


Reminder: Utmost care was taken in creating the post. However, we still encourage seeking out medical support and exercising good judgment when it comes to health & wellness information. This post is general advice only and if you are pregnant or have medical concerns always consult a doctor before introducing herbs, botanicals, or teas into your diet. 

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