So you’ve woken up, and oh no, you feel that scratch. That tickle. And then the cough starts! You race to the medicine cabinet. And find the cupboard bare. No cough syrup or painkillers. What will you do? Here’s what to do… use these 7 Natural Sore Throat Remedies that Actually Work.
Here’s the kicker!
How much money, over the years, have you spent on medicines, tonics and syrups? Probably a lot.
Today that changes! These home remedies are made with common household items and are inexpensive!
Stop Suffering With Made At Home Natural Remedies!
Sore throat is a very common and very painful infliction that can come on at any time. This can be caused by a two prime suspects.
Most commonly they are due to bacterial infection (or strep throat). Secondly some are due to viral infections.
Either way, if you or someone you love is suffering, you don’t really care why. You just want to heal. Also, it should always be assumed that it may be contagious. So you need to take action now.
Thankfully, there are safe and effective natural remedies you can prepare and use at home. The best bit is they don’t require an antibiotic prescription and they don’t have any of the nasty pharmaceutical side effects.
So let’s cut to the chase.
Here they are…
7 Natural Sore Throat Remedies.
Number 1 – Saline Water
A saline water gargle is one of the best remedies for a sore throats. Proven and trusted by many. And for good reason … it works.
Mix ¼ teaspoon of seasalt in a half glass of warm water stir to dissolve and gargle with this solution three times a day.
Saline has natural healing properties. It neutralizes acidity produced by viruses and bacteria in the throat and will soothe inflammation (redness, swelling, pain).
The soothing of your throat will be felt almost instantly. Try not to swallow the saline. We don’t want additional sodium in the body
Make fresh saline solution each time you want to gargle.
Number 2 – Baking Soda Water
Another gargle for sore throats is made with baking soda.
National Cancer Institute studies suggest adding baking soda to the normal saline gargle is more effective.
Combine ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 cup warm water and ¼ tsp of sea salt.
This combination is a winner for killing bacteria and relieving sore throat symptoms.
Baking Soda Gargle prevents further growth of infection-causing organisms. It is recommended you gargle with this solution every three hours.
Number 3 – Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a much used ingredient in home remedies and it is extremely effective as one of our sore throat remedies.
It has an antimicrobial effect. Its acidic nature stops the growth of bacteria and alleviates symptoms when you are suffering with sore throats.
Gargle with 1-2 tablespoons of ACV in 1 cup of warm water.
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Then try our ACV Honey Throat Soother.
This is one of my favorite natural remedies..
Combine ¼ cup of ACV and ¼ cup of Honey. Take one tablespoon every 3-4 hours.
Number 4 – Honey, Ginger & Lemon Drink
Add 1 tsp of powdered ginger (alternatively use minced fresh ginger root) and 1 tsp honey to a mug.
Squeeze the juice of a half lemon into it and top up with hot water.
Drink hot (As hot as you can tolerate). The heat and the ingredients antibacterial properties will soothe your throat.
5. Water and Turmeric
Another amazing effective home remedy for sore throat is turmeric powder.
This is because turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Mix 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp sea salt in one cup of warm water.
Use as a gargle.
Number 6 – Use Herbal Healing Cloves
Cloves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Both help to soothe and heal infection.
Add 2-3 crushed cloves to the honey, ginger and lemon drink (#4), or combine 1/2 tsp powdered cloves in warm water and gargle with it.
Number 7 – Herbal Health With Licorice Root.
Licorice root is one of the best and proven natural sore throat remedies. It is brilliant for eliminating a cough and sore throat.
Mix 1 tsp licorice root syrup in 1/2 cup warm water and gargle with it.
For more natural remedies: Healthy Natured Natural Remedies Youtube
Grab A Drink and Let’s Discuss Sore Throat Symptoms
When we discuss sore throats we are referring to:
Any inflammation of the throat and tonsils that causes pain when swallowing.
Around 30 percent of people who visit a doctor complain of a sore throat. That’s a lot of people!
Sore throat symptoms and signs vary depending on the cause.
If your sore throat is related to infection, you may develop:
If you are usually healthy, a sore throat very rarely has complications or serious after effects. It will usually disappear on its own within a week.
Sore Throat Causes & Risk Factors
There are 2 types of sore throat infection – bacterial and viral.
There are many organisms that cause a sore throat, however most bacterial infections are streptococcus, while most viral infections are rhinovirus. It is usually pretty difficult to tell the difference between these two types of infection.
Regardless of whether bacterial or viral you will find relief with our 7 natural remedies for sore throat.