When cold and flu season hits, it’s nice to have an assortment of home remedies for coughs on hand to sooth sore throats. We’ve tried just about all of these at one point or another, depending on who’s coughing and what type of cough they have. I hope you find them useful as well.Slippery elm is good for sore throats and sore bellies. It was commonly in colonial America. Because it is hydrophilic and absorbs a lot of water, it gets a slippery, somewhat gelatinous texture when heated with liquid. Slippery elm gruel is recommended for diarrhea and sore throats (it bulks up stool and gently coats the throat and digestive tract). I made up a batch using about 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons powdered slippery elm, and seasoned it with just a sprinkle of salt and a dab of honey.