Best Chinese Herbal Tea for Sore Throat

Best Chinese Herbal Tea for Sore Throat

In this post, I will be recommending a herbal tea drink that will help you cure your sore throat. Keep reading to find out what is the herb and how to prepare this effective drink.

First, you may want to know that most sore throat is caused by inner heat. Hence, if you feel that you have a sore throat coming your way, please stop taking deep fried, processed and spicy food.

The herb you should consume is 罗汉果, Luo Han Guo (it is also know as Monk Fruit). 

Luo Han Guo has good cooling properties that can sooth your throat and reduce your inner heat. It also has properties to relief constipation. Hence, it can be taken regularly for people who often gets heaty and constipation. 

How to prepare an effective Luo Han Guo drink

First, you can buy a dried Luo Han Guo in most TCM shop. For one serving, just one piece of Luo Han Guo will do. Wash the exterior of the dried fruit and smash it open, Take out the core fruit inside and break it further to smaller pieces (5 to 6 smaller pieces etc).

Second, place the Luo Han Guo (with the shell) into a pot of water (approx. 500ml), you can add rock sugar if you want but you may want to try without added sugar because Luo Han Guo itself is sweet. Bring the water to boil then turn the fire to smallest and simmer for 2 to 3 minute. Turn off the fire and let it sit for another few minute before you drink it, you should have about two cups left.

Do take note that this herbal tea is the most effective if you feel a sore throat is coming your way. I also want to advise everyone to pay close attention to your body at all times so that you will be sensitive to such symptoms when it arise. It is easier to cure the sore throat in the first 1 to 2 days instead of letting it develop into cough after that.. Once you are good at listening to your body, you will be amazed that you can stop most illness by taking natural herbs before it further develops.

How long do you need to drink it in order to see results?

If you drink this remedy in the first two days (when you feel the sore throat sensation), you should feel your sore throat relived after drinking it for continuous two to three days. 

What if I am busy and I can’t find time to cook myself?

If you do not have time to prepare the drink yourself, you can choose to purchase the prepared herbal drink from some TCM shops. Ask them for Luo Han Guo herbal tea. It is better to take those that are cooked on the same day rather than taking those canned herbal drink.

Luo Han Guo is very affordable herb and effective for sore throat so make sure you give it a try especially if you start to feel the sore throat sensation. 

I wish you well and hope this information helps you!

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