You can whip yourself up a cup of ginger tea or take a spoonful of honey each time your throat is acting up during a bout of the common cold or flu. Or you can simply reach for a small bottle of an herbal throat spray that’s completely homemade and spray that pesky throat irritation away!
If you are into all sorts of DIY stuff for the health, then you are at the right place at the right time. That’s because this article will teach you how to make a throat spray that’s out of various herbs.
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Before you start making a throat spray from scratch, there is one very important thing that you need to get your hands on, and that is a small spray bottle. It should be able to accommodate about 250 ml of fluid.
Of course no DIY herbal throat spray would be complete without a bunch of herbs that are known to possess soothing, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The herbs you will use for this project, fortunately, are not that difficult to find — most health foods stores in your area and online are carrying them.
But before we finally take a look at the recipe for making a homemade herbal throat spray, do take note that it’s a good idea to seek the help of your doctor if your sore throat doesn’t go away after a few days.
So without further ado, here’s the recipe:
1/3 cup of distilled water
1/4 cup of raw and organic honey
1 1/2 teaspoons of slippery elm bark
1/2 teaspoon of licorice root
1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract (for flavoring)
A pinch of cayenne pepper
-Bring distilled water to a boil.
-Grab a large mixing bowl and place slippery elm bark and licorice root in it.
-Carefully pour boiling water over the ingredients.
-Wait for 30 to 40 minutes to pass to give the ingredients plenty of time to steep.
-Place a strainer over another bowl and carefully pour the contents of the other bowl into it.
-Discard the solid ingredients and allow the liquid to cool to room temperature.
-With the help of a funnel, transfer the liquid into the stray bottle.
-Add honey, peppermint extract and cayenne pepper, too.
-Put on the cap and shake very well.
You just made your very first bottle of an herbal throat spray! To use, give the bottle a shake and then spray once or twice on your throat. Instantly, you will attain relief courtesy of slippery elm bark, licorice root and honey that all work together in soothing an irritated throat. On the other hand, cayenne pepper helps zap microbial action and inflammation.
WARNING: It’s not a good idea to give this throat spray to a child that’s less than 1 years old because it contains honey.