Here is an all natural remedy for a sore throat and cough during times of illness. I learned about this remedy from a professional opera singer during an extended time of illness myself. It works very well and is safe for adults and children.
Honey (preferably all natural, local honey)
Heat up water as you would for a cup of tea. Pour water into mug and add a generous amount of honey, 1 to 2 tablespoons. Stir until dissolved. Add the juice of half a fresh lemon and stir. Sip and enjoy.
The fresh lemon cleanses the throat of mucus. Lemons have antiseptic properties, improve the body’s ability to get rid of toxins and are high in potassium. Honey has antibacterial properties and is considered a natural antibiotic. Honey not only soothes the throat, but can also kill certain bacteria that cause the infection. Since this is a natural remedy, it does not build up in the system and can be enjoyed as often as desired. This is very beneficial for a sore throat and cough due to colds, strep, bronchitis, laryngitis and similar infections.