This a little trick I learned last cold and flu season. Whenever I’m stuffed up or have a sore throat, or even just feel “yucky”, I drink a hot chai tea. All the spices in the tea help to clear up cold symptoms better than DayQuill.
Its true, I even did some research.
Several of the spices in chai may help a sore throat heal. For example, cinnamon, cloves and ginger are rich in essential oils that many have antimicrobial properties. They also support good circulation, which encourages quicker healing. Nutmeg and cardamom may relieve irritation by helping to keep your throat moist. Star anise contains an ingredient used in the antiviral medication Tamiflu. And, even without the addition of spices, black tea is a soothing beverage high in antioxidants that promote good health.
- DIY Chai Recipe for your Handmade Holiday (craftingagreenworld.com)
- How to Make Your Own Chai Tea (naturalhealthezine.com)