Natural cure for sore throat

What is bugging me the most when i have a sore throat. It all starts with slight irritation and then turns into painful swallow. This can be caused by viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, and even muscle strains.

Have you encounter the same problem? What helped you with the relief?

 

 

1. Sage

The sage is thought of as a super multi-tasker: It’s been used as an herbal remedy for many ailments (even infertility in ancient Egypt). And while we’re not sure it’ll help in the baby-making department, it can soothe that nasty scratchy throat thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Try using it as a tea; the warm liquids will help too (win-win!).

2. Honey

This is an ancient remedy for sore throat. Adding bee’s honey to warm water or tea is considered a steadfast treatment for a scratchy throat. Even better, you probably already have a jar kicking around in your kitchen. So dig out that squeezy bear bottle and add a dollop to your mug, as science supports the use of this throat coat .

3. Echinacea

The echinacea is all over the pharmacy in multiple forms, including extracts, tinctures, tablets, capsules, and ointments: A variety of studies have shown it boosts the immune system and relieves inflammation. Herbalists recommend echinacea to shorten the duration of the common cold, including easing symptoms like cough, fever, and, you guessed it—sore throats.

4.  Marshmallow Root

While not exactly a prescription for s’mores—we wish!—the mucilage in marshmallow root has been a proven remedy for scratchy throats. In fact, it’s been soothing sore throats for thousands of years. There are few studies conducted on marshmallow root’s effect on humans, but years of history and traditional medicine say it’s worth trying this remedy. And in addition to being a sore throat champ and in our favorite campfire food, the herb has been reported to help everything from asthma to skin inflammation.

5. Gargling

According to the few doctors, rinsing your mouth on the regular with a salt and baking soda mixture (1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt mixed in 1 quart water) will help prevent infections and help your throat feel better. Or you can gargle with salt water multiple times a day—try a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon and 1 cup warm water.

 

6. Ice cream

Scratchy throats can be healed or at least ease the pain with ice cream. This does not mean that you should drown yourself in ice cream bit few scoops can help a bit.

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