Ginger root has many properties that help calm a sore throat. It is anti-inflammatory, it flushes out toxins, it’s antibacterial, and it expels mucus. To make a soothing ginger tea, peel and cut up a one-inch knob of fresh ginger root. Simmer it in hot water for a few minutes, then let it steep for another few minutes until it’s warm, but not scalding hot. Strain it, add a spoon of honey, and sip slowly.