Are you or a loved one suffering from a sore throat? Do you prefer to use remedies based on plants rather than chemicals? If so, these sore throat natural cures are here to help! You likely have many of these products already in your home!
First of all, you are going to need plenty of rest and hydration. Make sure that you set yourself up in a comfortable spot where you can relax and heal. A large pitcher of water or a carafe of herbal tea will ensure you don’t have to get up repeatedly. As you are resting, you can try various sore throat remedies to find what will work for you. Some of the cures might work better than others due to the cause or your personal preferences.
For instance, if you like the flavor of clove, you will love this sore throat cure. Place one or two whole cloves in your mouth and allow them to soften. The natural painkiller in the cloves, eugenol, is slowly released as the cloves soften. Then, you can gently chew the cloves to release more of the substance, which is also an effective anti-bacterial. As the eugenol blends with your saliva, it will gently numb the pain in your throat while combating germs. As a bonus, this little tip will give you fresh breath and improve the health of your gums.
Another delicious tea you can easily make is ginger. Peel a two inch chunk of ginger root. Then, cut, mash, crush and otherwise break up the dense root. Add this to a cup of boiling water and let steep for five minutes. Add a teaspoon each of fresh lemon juice and honey if you want to really provide a boost to your immune system while fighting off the infection. Not only does it increase circulation and flush toxins from your body, it opens your sinuses and is an expectorant.
If you want something fast and easy, grab a bottle of hydrogen peroxide from your bathroom cabinet. Add a single capful to a cup of warm water. Gargle, allowing the peroxide to fight off the bacteria in the back of your throat. Keep in mind this will have the same bubbly effect when used on a scrape.
If you are not yet a fan of apple cider vinegar, now is your opportunity to learn more about this amazing product. As far as sore throat natural cures goes, this one is fantastic. Make sure you purchase raw, organic ACV and not some other form of vinegar. Look at the bottom of the bottle. You should see small fibers lingering around. This is known as the “mother,” which you can also search for on the label or online product description. Add two tablespoons to a glass of room temperature water and drink. This will aid in healing by killing bacteria.
These are a few of the fast and simple cures you can use from items in your home right now to get rid of your pesky sore throat and start feeling better!