Soothe your dry and irritated throat with tea made from ginger root, a mainstay in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Liquorice root tea is another common remedy. Based on a study of herbal tea in Biomedicines, liquorice root has an effective anti-bacterial agent that can help soothe a sore throat. The study's results showed it curbed the growth of bacteria within 12 hours in streptococcal pharyngitis. It can also help lubricate the throat and soothe inflammation.