The Best 2 Natural Cures for Sore Throat
At some point in our lives, we all suffered from sore throat. No matter what causes it, you want to cure it, and cure it fast, as in NOW. Believe it or not, some natural cures for sore throat are known to men for centuries. So, next time
Dry air, a virus, bacteria, dust particles, allergies are on the top of the list of things that may cause sore throat. Unless you run to your doctor’s office first thing in a morning, every time you have a sore throat – there is no way to tell what is cause for your discomfort. That is, unless it is obvious (you forgot to turn that AC off, and the air in your room is so dry, it sucks the water from your glass).
BEFORE YOU REACH FOR MEDICATIONS, TRY THESE NATURAL CURES FOR SORE THROAT FIRST.
- Salt + Water
This is probably the oldest one in the book, but works like a charm. Mix 1/2 tsp table salt in 1 cup warm water. Do not swallow the rinse – swash it around in your mouth for a while and – gargle it for about 30 seconds. Salt will draw the water from the mucous membrane cells, thus reducing the swelling and helping your throat feel better. You can repeat this treatment up to three times a day. More then that could result in drying the mucus membranes too much, thus making things worse, leading to increased irritation.
Honey’s been around for a long time, too. It has antibacterial properties, which can speed the healing. It also draws the water out from the inflamed tissue, which results in decreased swelling and discomfort. You can mix it with other ingredients that may also help relieve the pain, or you can have 1-2 tbsp once in a while during the day.
- Chamomile Tea with Honey. Add one tbsp of honey and the juice from 1/2 medium size lemon in 1 cup of chamomile tea. Research has shown that chamomile indeed contains substances that fight infection and relax muscles. Lemon helps shrink swollen tissue, which makes the tea prepared this way a real winner.
- Ginger, honey and lemon in water. You probably already knew that ginger helps ease an upset stomach, but did you know this powerful herb can also be used to ease a sore throat? For this rinse, you will need 1 tsp honey and powdered ginger each. Pour 1/2 cup of hot water over the ginger, then add the honey and juice from 1/2 lemon. Gargle.
- ACV drink. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) kills bacteria very efficiently, due to its high acidity. Mixed with honey, it can soothe sore throat. Mix 1 tbsp Honey and 1 tbsp ACV in 1 cup of very warm water. Drink while warm. It tastes awful, but some people swear by it. If you don’t want to drink that, mix 2 tbsp ACV with 1/2 cup warm water. Gargle once a day.
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