Friday, 3 July 2015

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

When there is an inflammation of the pharynx occurs, it causes sore throat. Pharynx is actually a tube that covers up the back of the mouth to the esophagus.

Some of the reasons behind having the sore throat can be viral, bacterial, fungal infections, irritants like pollution, smoking, acid reflux, excessive shouting or some allergic reactions. If you are having a sore throat, you may go through the headache, stomach ache, common cold and swollen glands in the neck.
Home Remedies for Sore Throat
Sore throat makes you feel disturbed and uncomfortable along with its painful sense. It would be better to use homemade natural remedies instead of visiting the doctor. The following useful remedies will surely help in relieving the pain and will cure you as soon as possible.

1.  Lemon

Lemon is very common and better to use lemons in the case of having sore throat because lemon helps in removing the mucus from the glands.
  • Take hot lemonade and mix with honey.
  • Add it in a cup of warm water.
  • Sip it slowly.
  • Another thing you can do is gargling with freshly pressed lemon juice by adding an equal amount of warm water.
  • Alternatively, take half a lemon and sprinkle salt and pepper over it then slow lick the lemon.

2.  Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a property of treating the sore throat with the help of its antibacterial functions.
  • Take a cup of warm water then add two tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and one tsp of lemon juice and honey.
  • Now mix them well together and drink it slowly.
  • Follow this remedy three times a day so you will get relief from the sore throat.
  • For making a gargle solution, mix one tsp of salt and one tbsp. of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water.
  • Now gargle with this solution for certain times a day.

3.  Cinnamon

Cinnamon is also very good to use during the painful sore throat.
  • Take one tsp of cinnamon powder and black pepper powder and add them in a glass of warm water.
  • You also have an option to add cardamom.
  • Strain the solution then gargle it with two times a day.
  • On the other hand, you can mix few drops of cinnamon oil in one tsp of pure honey.
  • Eat this paste two times a day, it will surely help you in relieving the painful sore throat.
How to Cure Sore Throat

4.  Salt Water

Gargling with the salt water can be the best remedy for painful sore throat. Salt functions as an antiseptic and helps in discharging the water out of the membranes in the throat. In this way the phlegm cuts and moderates inflammation due to which you can get instant relief.
  • Take a glass of warm water and mix one-half tsp of salt in it.
  • You can also add little honey into it.
  • Gargle with this solution.
  • Do this remedy four times a day.

5.  Garlic

Garlic contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help in reducing the sore throats.
  • Eating a raw garlic clove helps in releasing the chemical in the body named allicin which works to kill the bacteria that may cause the sore throat.
  • Another thing you can use is garlic oil. Add few drops of garlic oil to one-fourth cup of water then gargle with it at least once daily.

6.  Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is a gel like substance that contains mucilage which helps in coating the throat, reduce soreness and irritation.
  • Cut the inner bark of slippery elm and add one tsp of it into two cups of boiling water.
  • Let it steep for few minutes then strain the solution.
  • Drink it slowly.
Along with this, you can use slippery elm in any kind of treatment like respiratory problems or laryngitis. If you do not find the herb, you can buy slippery elm capsule from any drug store.
Sore Throat - Natural Treatment

7.  Honey

Honey contains antibacterial properties which help in fighting against the infection caused by the bacteria and speed up the healing process.
  • Take a cup of hot water and add two tbsp. of honey into it.
  • Drink this solution several times a day.
  • You can also add honey in this herbal tea.

8.  Turmeric

Turmeric also contains powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help in getting rid of sore throat and painful glands.
  • Take a glass of warm water and mix one-quarter tsp of turmeric powder into it.
  • Drink it slowly in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Do this remedy for three or four days.
  • Alternatively, add one tsp of turmeric powder and one tsp of ground black pepper in a glass of warm milk then drink it before going to bed.
  • Turmeric can also be used to gargle for soothing a bad throat. Add one-half tsp of  turmeric powder and one-half tsp of salt to a glass of warm water.
  • Gargle with this mixture two times daily.
Home Remedies for Sore Throat

9.  Marshmallow Root

Mucilage is present in marshmallow root that helps in coating the throat and soothes it. In the case of common cold and cough, marshmallow root tea is great for this problem. Remember that this remedy is not good for pregnant or nursing women, also to the people who are diabetic.
  • Take a cup of boiling water and add one tbsp. of dried marshmallow root in the water.
  • Now steep it for about half an hour.
  • After that, strain the solution then add some honey.
  • Now drink this solution slowly.
  • You can have three cups of this herbal tea in a day.

10.  Fenugreek

Fenugreek has such kind of property that helps in dissolving the mucus, present in the fenugreek. It will give you quick relief from pain and inflammation.
  • Take six cups of water and add two tbsp. of fenugreek seed in it.
  • Now place it over the stove to boil for half an hour.
  • After that, allow it to cool at a room temperature and then strain it.
  • Gargle with this solution four times a day.

These all are effective remedies to relief sore throat, Here I am showing to you two tea recipes for treating sore throat problem.

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