Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Are you having a burning sore throat? Is it hard for you even gulp down your saliva? It must be the first sign of an upcoming cold.

The common symptoms of a sore throat are burning, scratchiness and pain, which result in difficulty to swallow and even talk. There are many causes that can lead to this problem, topmost being the presence of bacteria or viral infections. Other causes include exposure to dry heat and smoking. It may also take place because of some allergic reactions.

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There is a large number of over the counter drugs available to treat sore throat, but who need these drugs when we have such amazing, natural home remedies, which can relieve your problem in an instance. Here they are:

Salt water
When you encounter the problem of sore throat one of the best ages old remedies is salt water. Maybe your grandma has already told you to do that. Anyway, take a glass of warm water and add half a teaspoon of salt to it, mix well. Gargle with this water 3 to 4 times a day, especially before going to bed. This salt water acts as an antiseptic. It also helps to clear excess phlegm by drawing out water from the mucous membrane. Salt water also soothes your throat by relieving the pain. You can also substitute salt with baking soda and reap the same benefits.

Honey

Honey is known for its anti-bacterial properties. Take a tablespoon of warm honey, add black pepper powder to it and a few drops of ginger juice. Consume it warm. This mixture will ease out the pain and would also heal your sore throat. Honey can also be called hypertonic osmotic because it has the power to draw water away from the inflamed tissues, as a result swelling is reduced. You can also take the benefits of honey by consuming a teaspoon in a cup of warm water or green tea. There are lots of other health benefits of honey which you can read.

Tea
Tea can help your body to combat with various types of infections. The tea leaves contain some essential antioxidants which boost your immune system. You can pick any kind of tea, herbal or non-herbal, all of them will provide benefits for your sore throat. The best option is green tea, mixed with a teaspoon of honey.

Chicken soup
You may have tried this remedy many times to treat cold, and you must be aware of the fact that how much effective this remedy is. You can also get its benefits for your sore throat. The key component in the broth is sodium which acts as an anti-inflammatory. The warm broth soothes your throat and also provides your body with extra energy to combat infections.

Marshmallows
The Marshmallow plant’s sap has been used since ancient times for the treatment of common cold, sore throat and cough. But you don’t have to find its sap to get the benefits. Just treat your sore throat with these sweet treats. The marshmallows available today in the market soothe the sore throat by coating your throat with gelatin. The best part is that they are sweet and easy to swallow.

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