Everyone knows that when you have a sore throat, you are supposed to have hot water, lemon and honey. The hot water soothes and reduces swelling, while breaking up any lingering congestion in your throat. The lemon will cut through mucus, kill bacteria, and also help numb tender, sore spots. The honey coats your throat and sweetens up all that acid that’s working in the lemon. It is important that you use RAW HONEY, pasteurized honey cannot claim the same health benefits.