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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 Lemon 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 an absolute 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…
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Moroccan Sore Throat Tea
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 ounce cup 1x
- Category: drink
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: moroccan
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!
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger ( or feel free to use fresh-see notes)
- 1–2 teaspoons honey
- squeeze lemon
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.
- Serving Size: 10 ounces ( 1 ½ cups)
- Calories: 28
- Sugar: 5.9 g
- Sodium: 15 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.3 g
- Fiber: 0.3 g
- Protein: 0.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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recommend you replace the honey with maple syrup it will be even better than honey .
I’m sure it tastes great with maple, but honey is antibacterial, reduces inflammation, and is a cough suppressant while being very soothing to an inflamed throat.
Loved this recipe. I have been drinking it and love the flavors. I’m sharing it with others it’s so good. It’s helped me with my sore throat. Simple ingredients and always on hand in my pantry. Thank you for sharing your experience and the recipe.
Thanks Raquel! Glad this is helping. 🙂
Do you have a cookbook ?
love your recipes
Thanks and not yet…;)
Thanks so much for putting this recipe out there to assist me to feel better; so far from home. 300-400 miles from home without my recipe. My recipe is taped to the kitchen cabinet where I keep my spices. May God richly bless you for helping people so much.
Love this Nancy. Take care, sending you healing thoughts.💛
Was so happy to see your recipe as I am 400 miles from home and the only person who has a key to get in is my son and he was not feeling well, so I did not want to bother him. Excellent instructions but I don’t like the taste of ginger so I always use cinnamon.
Isn’t it a problem to add the honey in hot drinks?
No just don’t boil it. 🙂
Since I was just winging this recipe I started with the honey in the water and I make mine in the microwave as I am elderly and when I have a sore throat I want to get rid of it ASAP I also make mine a lot stronger 1/2 cup boiling water. Since I was just winging it and didn’t remember about not putting honey in with the water first I did it anyway. Wasn’t sweet enough so added more honey but then it had cooled off so microwaved again.
We have a similar ginger tea in the Philippines (called “Salabat”). I remember it as using fresh ginger, sweetener (sugar or honey) and a slice of Philippine lime (called calamansi or calamunding”). It became so popular that there are now “instant salabat” in powder form.
Interesting Lorenzo! Great to hear!
This recipe was such a soother for our sore throats. We also noticed less coughing after drinking. I will share with friends & family. A true gem….
Thank You for sharing!
Thanks Fiona- glad it’s helping!
I excited to try this as my throat is very sore. Is there no actual tea leaves/bag in this?
No, but feel free to add if you like. 😉
delicious and helped my throat!
Great to hear Nicole!
Have been sick for the past few days, a harsh dry cough and lots of congestion. This tea so far has been my only relief, I live in the high desert and with the cold dry air this is a godsend!
So glad it is helping! Feel better soon Finnegan!
I love the sore throat tea. Have used that for years.
Great to hear!
Very impressed. Having a sore throat is rare for me but working where I have to talk to people it hurts when I do get one.
This recipe has worked wonders and actually tastes nice!! Also helps keep my fluid levels up 🙂
So glad this helped!
Have tonsillitis and this is the only think which has given me any relief – very grateful, thanks so much xxx
So happy it is helping Sarah- yes it is incredibly soothing on the throat.
very soothing, and delicious! going to try to replace one of my cups of coffee with this one…
Jamaicans have a similar cure and a capful of 100proof white rum😎
Fantastic digestive tea – great for an afternoon pick-me-up!
Thanks Hannah! Gladd you are liking it.