I found several recipes using honey and lemon to soothe sore throats a while ago. Maybe it was a premonition...or the fact that everyone around me has been sick..but I did make it last week just in case someone would need to use it. I didn't really plan on it being me, but I guess I'm as good of a test subject as anyone. I read that a couple tablespoons could be added to a cup of hot water, or..if you are brave just take a tablespoon of it by itself. The lemon is supposed to cut the mucus and soothe along with the honey. It does seem to be soothing my sore throat. It is a little bitter, and also a little sweet by itself so I added it to hot water. It tastes much better than regular cold and cough medicine and there's nothing but natural ingredients in it.
If you would like to try it, here's what you need:
2 lemons cut up in pieces
1/3-1/2 c raw honey
container or pint jar with lid
I put the cut up lemons in a jar and filled the jar up with about halfway with honey then let it sit in my fridge.
If you are interested in more information about the health benefits of raw honey, there are some articles at fatalfacts.com. I'm heading back to my couch, hope you are all staying healthy this season!