Whatever the cause may be, sore throat is irritatingly painful, or painfully irritating, whichever way you take it. Since this is a common problem, here are 6 natural and highly effective remedies so that you don’t have to resort to medical aid every time.
Chew on it or gargle with it in warm water, licorice roots will surely help relieve the soreness.
This helps in a similar way that licorice root does. Add some powdered marshmallow in a cup of hot tea and drink warm to let it soothe the throat and reduce the pain.
This traditional remedy never fails. Powder and mix some bark into boiling water and drink it warm to let the gel coat your throat and soothe it. Keep slippery elm lozenges with you on trips.
The healing property of honey cures sore throats. A teaspoonful of honey at bedtime helps you get rid of the nighttime coughs so that you don’t lose sleep over an irritable throat.
Salt Water Gargle
Warm salt water kills bacteria so gargle with it as long as possible to give it maximum time near the throat to be effective. Gargle with salt water twice or thrice daily and don’t eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after.
Apart from refreshing your breath, peppermint also heals sore throat thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Get rid of the foul mucus smell and the pain, swelling and soreness by consuming peppermint in any form.