Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cure for Frog in the Throat

Granted when someone says they have a frog in their throat they are not literally saying they have frog in their throat. However as falls is upon us the cool damp mornings seem to bring this about a bit more frequently.

There are many remedies for this ailment. Following are a couple I have tried myself and found great success with. The first is I like to call Oard Tea, named after the old woman who passed it down through her family. Lucy was a spunky old woman who helped her husband to homestead a farm in Oklahoma. Per Lucy the recipe was well over 100 years old, and that was some time back.

1 teaspoon ginger 3Tablespoons Sugar 2 teaspoons vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon Butter 1 cup Boiling water

Mix the ingredients in a teacup. Pour the boiling water over the top. Steep for approximately 2-3 minutes. Sip the tea as hot as you can. This truly does work.

Another drink I somewhat concocted myself with the help of my granddaughter, as she was not too keen on the taste of vinegar. We call it Magic Tea. It is a more pleasant taste and truly can be drank at any time.

Tea flavor of choice - we like a nice stout English Breakfast

2 Tablespoons Local Honey (if unavailable, any honey will do)

Juice from 1 Lemon

Dash of Cinnamon

Steep Tea in cup with boiling water. Add Honey Lemon & cinnamon. Let sit til able to drink.

I truly feel using the local honey makes a difference as well as the fresh lemon instead of lemon juice. As with local honey helping with any allergies one may have, it also seems to make a difference in the tea.


Anonymous said...

I am glad that you invited me on your journey with you Raelin...

Did you know that the "old wives' tale" cure, did actually put a small frog in the mouth to get rid of sore throats...hence the pleasant!...think I'll stick to herbs!

Rue said...

I can't say enough good things about local honey - your tea recipe is a lovely way to use it! And cinnamon, which is so great for you too! Yum!