Sweet on Manuka Honey
Scratchy throat? Make a pot of Sage & Orange Peel Throat Soother Tea.
Sage & Orange Peel Throat Soother Tea
Makes 3 cups ( 6 servings) Recipe adapted from Recipes from the
Herbalist’s Kitchen by Brittany Wood Nickerson
Sage is a fabulous antibacterial, and it s pungent, bit ter, aromatic compounds stimulate metabolism and activate the immune system. It lends it self well to treating common ailments, including colds and the flu, sore throats, stomach bugs, indigestion, tonsillitis, and mouth sores. The addition of Manuka honey to this tea makes it especially soothing in cases of a sore or inflamed throat, and it balances the bit ter flavor of sage. ¼ cup fresh sage or 2 tsp. dried 1 Tbs. grated or chopped
orange zest 3 cups boiling water 1 Tbs. Manuka honey,
or to taste 1. Combine the sage and orange peel in teapot or jar, and pour in boiling water. Cover with lid, and let steep 5– 15
2. Strain, and sweeten with Manuka honey to taste. Drink ½ cup, hot, every 1– 2 hours to soothe a sore throat or symptoms of a head cold.
Per serving: 10 cal; 0g prot; 0g total fat ( 0g sat fat); 3g carb; 0mg chol; 0mg sod; 0g fiber; 3g sugar