Natural remedies for sore throats

sage - one of nature’s best remedies for a sore throatI have a sore throat today. I know why it is – I’ve run myself down. For the past 48 hours I’ve been working hard and it’s taken its toll on my health.

I tend to get myself immersed body, mind and soul into projects, and, being an empath, if I’m working on something that pulls at my heart it can be draining too.

It’s my Birthday tomorrow, so I’m going to take the weekend off, laugh, love and live life alive and get away from everything I have been immersed in for the past 2 days. My soul needs respite from all the shit that is going on in the world.

It’s time for head up bum time – I feel a little guilty about this. People who are living day to day terrors have no choice to pretend its not happening. While I, in the West have the luxury of closing my door and eyes to all which does not serve me when I’ve had enough of it.

It doesn’t stop my heart being wide open though and the plight of others effecting me in a very profound way……….

So, I know what the root of my sore throat is; I’m going to take action to give myself a break and in the meantime, Mother Nature provides us with some wonderful natural and soothing remedies to take away the rawness of physical pain.

One of my top favourites is Sage. Just pour boiling water over a couple of sage leaves, allow to infuse for ten minutes, strain and drink. You can add blackcurrant leaves or honey to it if you prefer.

Applying lavender essential oil to the outside of the throat is relaxing and soothing too. Lavender has a slightly analgesic effect and helps to calm and relax.

We also have a colloidal silver spray here at Chez Green; a few puffs of that can kill any bacterial infection at the back of the throat.

On top of that, I think I’ll have a hot bath with some rose essential oil in it. It’s one of my favourite treats and helps to balance my emotions. And who knows, maybe Mr Green can be sweet talked into giving me a massage this evening. 😉

Ah, I feel better already……..

Have a great weekend everyone


  1. Almost Mrs Average on May 23, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Hope you feel better soon Mrs Green and Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Wishing you a real fab time xx

  2. Anna-Lisa on May 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Mrs Green, firstly sorry to hear you are run down (I am too at the moment) and secondly Happy Belated Birthday! Thirdly sorry I have not been online much lately, I am in the middle of moving to and from various houses (long story) and have no personal internet connections so using what I can when I can.

    Anyhow will catch up soon and look forward to hearing about your relaxing birthday weekend x

  3. Mrs Green on May 29, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Hi ladies,

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, Almost Mrs Average 😀

    Lovely to see you Anna Lisa (((HUGS))). I hope you are feeling brighter now; I would love to hear all your news. I’ve been thinking of you recently, so do send an email when you get a moment. I hope the housemoves went well.

    Mrs G x