A homemade tea for sore throat – originating from Morocco, with just three ingredients! Soothing, comforting and warming, you’ll want to drink this all winter long!
As unbelievable as this sounds, this Moroccan Sore Throat Tea is probably one of the best discoveries we had in Morocco. After spending a bone-chilling night in a desert camp in the middle of the Sahara, I got sick. By the time we made the long trip back to Marrakech, I was achy, feverish and had a terribly painful sore throat, and all I wanted to do was go home, but we had only just begun our journey.
To my surprise, the host where we were staying, graciously brought up a big tea-pot full of this fragrant Ginger Tea – or what I like to call Moroccan Sore Throat Tea. And that is pretty much what I drank for the next 3 days. It totally saved me and was a total godsend! She told me how this natural remedy had been part of their culture for hundreds of years. So soothing and healing! When we got back home to the snow and cold we kept drinking it throughout the winter, warming and comforting.
It got back into my rotation a few weeks ago when I caught another cold. And even though I’m over the cold now, I still find myself making a cup of this each night. It’s very addicting. A good healthy addiction. 😉
Not only is this the best tea for sore throat, it’s so simple and easy, requiring only 3 ingredients -ground ginger, honey and lemon juice.
You can also use fresh ginger that has simmered in hot water, but in Morocco, to my surprise they always used ground ginger. And for some reason, now I like the ground ginger better. It has an extra peppery bite which for some strange reason, feels good on a sore throat.
Honey coats the throat and is very soothing and also acts as a natural antibiotic. It is actually one of the oldest known antibiotics, going all the way back to ancient Egyptians, who frequently used honey as a natural antibiotic and skin protectant. For the most nutrients, try to use raw honey whenever possible.
Other home remedies for sore throat include fresh sage tea (submerging fresh sage leaves in boiling water….and of course, good old-fashioned, gargling with salt water.
For a warming, soothing tea for sore throat or colds, give this Sore Throat Tea a try!
And if you are wanting something a little stronger….there is always this Maple Ginger Hot Toddy. 😉 Not only does it soothe, it will knock you out.
And lastly, this Balinese Jamu Juice, served hot, is one of my favorites when I have a cold, made with fresh turmeric root.
Feel better soon and let me know what you think….Print
Moroccan Sore Throat Tea
Sore Throat Tea! A homemade tea for sore throat- originating from Morocco, with just three ingredients- lemon, ginger and honey. This healthy, soothing tea remedy is so warming and comforting, you’ll want to drink it all winter long!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 ounce cup
- Category: drink
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: moroccan
- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger ( or feel free to use fresh-see notes)
- 1-2 teaspoons honey
- squeeze lemon
- Pour hot water into a mug.
- Stir in ginger, honey and a squeeze of lemon.
- Adjust honey and lemon to your liking. Sip slowly and repeat as needed.
In the past I’ve always made something similar with fresh ginger slices in the tea. But in Morocco they always used dry ground ginger (the dry spice). I grew to like it better their way with dry ground ginger. But feel free to experiment! Fresh ginger root, cut into slices, or cut up really small, with both work too.
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