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NATURAL HONEY & LEMON GINGER TEA- SOOTHE A SORE OR FATIGUED THROAT
Lemon + Honey...Remedy or Myth?
Lemon and honey is the go-to organic remedy for singers and professional speakers needing to soothe their precious pipes, but is this age-old remedy really the best option for keeping those chords in check?
Yes and no.
Both lemon and honey have anti-mocrobrial and anti oxidant properties that can be beneficial to your vocal chords, however both can also have adverse effects if consumed in large quantities.
Your vocal cords are surrounded by a mucous membrane which is important to keep hydrated in order to keep your voice functioning properly. If you feel like you have too much mucous or phlegm in your throat or you have to clear your throat all the time, it's because the mucous is too thick. Drinking water will help thin the mucous membrane out but adding lemon to your water will flush out that excess thick mucous faster.
Throat feeling irritated? Environmental pollutants, a long singing or speaking engagement, or being sick are just a few things that can dry out your vocal chords and cause irritation. This is when honey should be introduced into your diet. The nutrients in honey and its thick, coating consistency will help sooth a dry throat and introduce helpful nutrients into your irritated vocals.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 3:49 AM MDT
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