What’s Your Favorite Sore Throat Remedy?

Okay, I know what you’re thinking… what do throat remedies have to do with fiction books or conversations about characters?


Tomorrow, the final book in my Undercover Cops series, Critical Condition, releases from Love Inspired suspense. As you might guess from the title, it’s a medical mystery/suspense.

Alternative medicine plays a role in the suspense plot, so I thought it would be intriguing to explore the realm of alternative medicine and home remedies with you.

With the onset of autumn, at least in the Western Hemisphere, comes the beginning of cold and flu season. Everyone seems to have their own little ritual for what they do when they feel a sore throat or cold coming on.

And commercials abound with commercial remedies promising to lessen your symptoms.

But what works for you?

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For me, when I feel a sore throat coming on, I take a few drops of Amol® in water. It is a traditional herbal medicine originating from Germany that I have never seen in any store. My friend purchased the bottle–which has long since expired–for me in her local pharmacy. Yet, even supposedly past its prime, the stuff still works great.

It contains: oil of clove; oil of cinnamon; oil of peppermint; and oil of lavender. It clears my sinuses and soothes my sore throat like nothing else I’ve ever tried. And if I take it at the first sign of a sore throat coming on, my condition often doesn’t worsen.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite or most effective remedy or ritual for battling a cold or sore throat?