How to Relieve a Sore Throat Using Natural Remedies

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1. Peel and thinly slice fresh ginger and suck on it in your mouth for as long as you can.

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2. Make a warm tea of ginger and honey and sip on this through out the day.

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3. Put 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and a dash of cayenne pepper in a 8 oz cup. Add room temperature or warm water and sip on this. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin which dulls pain and has anti-viral qualities.

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1. Slice and chop into small pieces fresh garlic. Swallow the garlic. If this flavor is difficult for you, you may mix the chopped garlic into a teaspoon of honey and swallow it.

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Gargle. You may use any of the following home remedies individually to make a gargle: salt water, garlic, ginger, lemon juice with cayenne pepper. To make a gargle, let them simmer in warm water for 10 minutes, then when cooled, gargle and repeat every 15-30 minutes.

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Apply a lemon juice compress externally to your throat. Soak a cotton cloth in warm water with the juice of 2 fresh squeezed lemons. Squeeze and apply to throat for 10 minutes.

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Keep your throat warm. Use a silk cloth or scarf and wrap around your throat until your sore throat is gone. Even in the summer. Our bodies need warmth to heal. Silk is a natural fiber and will breathe even in summer.

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Take a trip to the health food store and purchase a few essentials to help speed your recovery. Use all as directed on the label. Vitamin C and Echinacea will support your immune strength. Grape fruit seed extract often comes in a spray that can be sprayed in the back of the throat. Sucking on slippery elm lozenges can help ease the pain.

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Diet. While you are healing do not eat sugars, dairy, which can produce mucus, alcohol or heavy foods. Eat a simple diet with fresh foods, broth, and liquids.

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Lastly, sometimes I find that my sore throats are an emotional reaction to something I am not speaking up about. Take out a journal and explore any thoughts that you are feeling that you have not been able to say out loud. This can sometimes bring additional healing.

Tips and Warnings

  • This advice is not medical. It is advised that you seek medical help if you sore throat persists or if accompanied by a fever as often sore throats can be the first sign of other conditions.