This herbal recipe will help you make some sore throat balls. It uses a variety of herbs that will help soothe a sore throat and help treat whatever may have caused it. The herbs used are to support the immune system and help heal a sore throat.

Sore Throat Balls: What you Need

  • 2 tsp of liquorice root powder
  • 2 tsp of marshmallow root powder
  • 1 tsp of slippery elm powder and some extra
  • 1 tsp of echinacea powder
  • ¼ tsp of calendula powder
  • Water
  • Honey
  • 1 drop of essential oil (optional) such as peppermint

What you Need to Do

  1. Place all measured herb powders in a bowl and add water and honey until you make a sticky paste.
  2. Add the drop of essential oil.
  3. Thicken with some extra slippery elm, knead lightly until the mixture has a consistency like bread dough.
  4. Roll the paste until they are the size of pills/balls.
  5. Roll the balls in slippery elm powder to coat.
  6. Place on a baking tray and dry in the sun for a day. Alternatively dry for a few hours in a very low oven, make sure you wedge open the door.
  7. Once dry, store in an airtight container. Keep for up to 12 months.

Taken from Rosemary Gladstar’s book; “Herbal Healing for Women: Simple home remedies for women of all ages”

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