Hoarseness is an abnormal change in the voice caused due to inflammation of voice box or due to an infection such as cold. Laryngitis is the main reason behind hoarseness. Other than this, irritation of or injury to the vocal cords, smoking, thyroid problems etc. can lead to hoarseness.
The voice changes in pitch and volume; it ranges from a deep, harsh voice to a weak raspy one. 5 herbal remedies which can help you to get rid of hoarseness are as follows:
Herbal Remedies For Hoarseness
Take a small ginger root, peel the skin, slice the root into small pieces, place the pieces in a small cup or bowl of water and boil it to make ginger tea. Add some honey (3 tablespoons) and then sip the tea slowly.After swallowing, this tea gives a sharp tingle to the throat. After you sip it, clear your throat gently. Thus, the tea helps to get your voice back and thus prevents hoarseness.
Boil a cup of water, then add 2 drops of chamomile oil, 3 drops of lavender oil, and 2 drops of thyme oil. Mix them well, place the pot in front of you, cover your head and the pot with a towel and then inhale the vapour coming from the solution in the pot. You can also add few drops of eucalyptus oil to some water, and then boil it in a kettle. Inhale the steam that comes out from the spout of the kettle. Do this 2 times every day.
Slippery elm bark can ease hoarseness. Take slippery elm lozenges or make a tea with this dried herb and drink the slippery elm tea 3-4 times every day.Marshmallow- you can use this herb to make candy and have then it. You can also take it in capsule form, or make a tea from the dried leaves or roots.
Cayenne Pepper And Onion
Cayenne pepper- Take 1 cup of water (boiling), ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and few drops of lemon juice. Stir and mix them well and then sip this solution slowly. Having it hot will be very effective.
Onion – Take 3 onions, slice them, put them in 4-5 cups of water, make it syrupy, and then strain them. Put 5-6 tablespoons of this syrup into a glass of water (warm) and add some honey and lemon (1 tablespoon) to it. Then sip it slowly and after that clear your throat properly.
Take 1 teaspoon of valerian root, skullcap and catnip in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep it for 10-12 minutes, strain it and then sip it while it is hot. You can also take 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile or sage per cup of water, let it steep for some time and then strain it. After that have 2-3 cups every day. Before swallowing the tea, gargle and then have it.You can also combine chamomile and sage to 50%, first gargle and then swallow it. So getting rid of hoarseness is not that difficult and by following the above 5 herbal remedies you can easily get good results within a very short time.