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Sore Throat Tea


Mere mention of the season always conjures thoughts of cozy sweaters, changing colors, and pumpkins for me, but, as we all know, the changing weather also brings a wide array of germs and viruses, hellbent on infecting anyone and everyone in their path.

Hello, Cold and Flu Season!

As I write this, I'm working hard on staving off a sinus infection. Something I've fought at least once a year, every year since I was a kid.

Thankfully, I've found a mix of over-the-counter meds and an arsenal of home remedies usually does the trick before I have to run to my doctor for the big guns.

Besides being a firm believer in the power of "nasal lavage," aka rinsing my sinuses with a netti pot and saline solution (here's a great, affordable starter kit that I would reccomend from Amazon. It's the same one my boyfriend uses. Or, if you'd rather let it flow than squeeze, take a look at this one.), 

I'm also a firm believer in the power of tea...especially sore throat-fighting tea!

Courtney and I have had some lengthy discussions on this topic, and, while it's not a cure, there really is a tea to aid pretty well anything that ails you.

First and foremost, especially this time of year, I HIGHLY reccommend Throat Coat Tea.

Why Throat Coat? As you may've read on the About Me page, I'm a radio personality. As you can imagine, having a voice is pretty crucial in my line of work. Throat Coat has been an absolute godsend.

I was first told about it a few years ago by a musician friend of mine. She came into my radio station for an interview and I was battling the crud hard! I had completely lost my voice the evening before and had two interviews to conduct the next day.

I did a mix of every home remedy I could think of, including gargling warm water and Epsom Salts multiple times, just to have a trace of a voice back again. 

The first thing my friend said when she heard me talk that next day was, "Girl, you need some Throat Coat Tea!!!" She said she drinks some about every day, especially days she has to sing, and anyone who uses their voice for a living should have it on hand at all times.

She went on to describe how soothing it was and that I would just have to try it for myself and then I would understand.

She didn't have to convince me much more than that. As soon as I could, I ran to the store (a couple actually) before I FINALLY found it. The search was worth it! After using it, I had my voice back in no time and now I am never without at least one box handy.

If my voice is feeling strained? Throat Coat. 

If I have a tickle? Throat Coat. 

This week where I'm congested and my ears hurt and my throat is sore? You betcha, Throat Coat! 

Like I said, it's not a cure-all, but oh my gosh does it help. I'm not sure I can really do it justice with a description...and the crud has wiped out my creativity at the moment, but here's the description from Traditional Medicinals:

"Slippery elm or Ulmus rubra (Latin for “red elm,” so called for its lovely reddish bark) is a beautiful, native North American elm tree. It’s the inner bark of this tree that is actually called “slippery elm” due to its, yes, slippery, smooth, and slimy-in-a-good-way properties. Combined with licorice and marshmallow root, we think this tea blend is like taking your voice to the spa."

I couldn't agree with that statement more and if you're looking to kick your wellness up a notch with immune system support, keep an eye out for Throat Coat with Lemon Echinacea! Unfortunately, it's always sold out when I'm at the store, but thankfullly, there's always Amazon.

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think! It's always great to hear from you. 

Stay tuned over the next few days for more tasty teas and recipes from Courtney and myself to help fix your Fall ailments!

Talk soon thanks to Throat Coat,


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  1. Do you think it would help a person who has a chronic cough from COPD?


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