This formula is a traditional remedy for sore throats, runny nose and spring allergies.
Early Spring is a watery season full of dramatic shifts from warm to cool temperatures, often within the same day. It is a challenging time of year to stay balanced. A rainy or cold spring day could catch us unaware, unprepared, or in stubborn denial once 'spring fever' sets in. On such days, a deep chill compromises our immune system and could quickly lead to flu systems. Conversely, a warm spring day triggers a surge in the release of winter fats, thickening and congesting the blood. No matter what type of day, spring unearths a never ending flood of saliva and mucus.
Burning Up Spring Allergies & Congestion
Honey & Spice Throat Coat is a quick and efficient way to help reduce spring congestion, regardless of the forecast. In this formula, turmeric, ginger and black pepper invigorate, warm, and circulate the blood. This has the effect of flushing fluids and drying them up. Invigorating the blood also tends to open up the lungs. Honey heats and breaks up mucus. It also provides a quick burst of energy. Its thick texture allows the healing spices to linger and coat the throat. Caution -this formula is strongly pitta provoking.
This traditional syrup is designed to be savored and licked slowly from a spoon. The honey coats the back of the throat allowing for sustained contact with the spices. These spices heat the throat, nose and chest -- highly effective for sore throats, runny noses and other allergy or flu-like symptoms.
Prepare this remedy in individual portions using unheated raw honey and take 2 or 3 times a day between meals. Mix together and lick from a spoon over a 15 minute period. The formula should be strong enough to warm the back of the throat.
questions, comments & reviews
(4.50 out of 5 stars) 2 reviews
I really enjoy your website, Joseph. Thanks!
Hi is there any reason why this can't be used any time when lung, airway inflammation, colds, all year? I have emphysema and think this would be a good aid to use when needed.
- June, London, 10-02-11
This is really tasty! Thanks for sharing. :-)
- Dawn Bowden, University place, WA, 04-11-12
Delicious. SO much better than cough syrup!
- Shawn Sanders, 10-28-12
I find that if you take this right at the beginning of a cold, when you feel it coming on, it decreases the cold. I make this for my mom often, I will also do a ginger tea with lemon and honey to help combat the cold.
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- heather, Worcester, MA, 04-03-13
I've been to other ayurveda doctors who say black pepper and turmeric are very good for Pitta...
- Naina, CT, 04-03-13
Wow, this is great! I just made some because I got your email with this link in it and happened to be feeling some chest congestion from my allergies and I can already feel it working (and it tastes pretty good too!) I am Pitta-Kapha, so I might be hesitant to use it in the summer months, but I'm a cold Kapha today!
I am a Pitta and this doesn't look like something that would work for us Pitta's. Is there another recipe that we should consider?
- Robin, NH, 04-03-13
This is perfect timing! My husband has the flu and congestion to go along with it!
- Heather, 04-04-13
Simple effective and Yummy remedy.