A sore throat can be very irritating and painful. This is a condition that is accompanied by pain, itchiness, and irritation in the throat caused by inflammation due to a cold or another virus. it can be a sign of a cold or something serious, and most times, a sore throat is caused by minor illnesses that go away without medical treatment. They are not usually serious and go away within one week. Gargling is a simple and effective way to kill germs and soothes a sore throat. The following are home remedies to relieve the pain:
Salt and Water: salt and water have been used for ages in the soothing of sore throat. Salt acts as a mild antiseptics, draws water out of the mucous membrane. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water. This will kill the bacteria and cleanse the throat of phlegm. Gargle 3 to 4 times daily.
Clove Tea: Cloves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe a sore throat. Add 1 to 3 teaspoon of powdered cloves into 1 cup of warm water, mix, and gargle.
Tomatoes Juice: Tomatoes is filled with lots of lycopene that can help to soothe a sore throat faster. Mix 1/2 cup of Tomatoes juice with 1/2 cup of warm water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of pepper sauce. Mix all together and gargle with the mixture.
Licorice Roots: Licorice roots have been used for ages to soothe a sore throat. Gargling with Licorice solution is an effective way to get rid of a sore throat. Mix 1 teaspoon of licorice syrup with 1 cup of warm water and gargle.
Peppermint: The menthol in peppermint opens the nasal passage and help to soothe the throat. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 peppermint tea bags, let it steep for 5 minutes and gargle with the cooled solution 3 times a day.
Honey and Lemon: Honey helps to coat the throat when it is irritated, it’s been used for years as sore throat remedy. The antibacterial properties in honey kill all the bacteria and bring relief to the throat. Add 2 teaspoon of honey in a cup of warm water, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and mix together. Gargle with it 3 times a day.
Turmeric: Turmeric is high in antioxidants that help in fighting many infections and diseases. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric with 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of hot water. Gargle with the mixture.