Sore throats can be easily tackled by the effective implementation of home remedies. These remedies help provide instant relief and also help speed recovery.
Solutions to help with Your Sore Throat
- Gargling: This is the oldest trick in the book! Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water, gargle, and spit it out. Repeat this process up to four times a day. Salt can act as a mild antiseptic that draws the water out of the mucous membranes and will also help clear the phlegm. Gargling salt water will also help make the immune system more effective.
- Stay Hydrated & add some Cinnamon: Sore throats can sometimes be accompanied with a fever, which can also lead to dehydration. It is essential to consume a large amount of water or fluids to keep your body hydrated. Since Cinnamon has been known to have an anti-inflammatory effects you can add coarsely powdered cinnamon or even Cinnamon Essential Oil to a glass of water, along with two tablespoons of honey and a pinch of ground pepper, and then boil.
- Don't forget your Nutrition: Keeping up a healthy diet with all the essential nutrients should be also be consumed when you have a cold. The obvious supplements are vitamins (C and E), minerals (Zinc and Magnesium) and some healthy immune-boosting vegetables and fruits such as broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. All this nutrition will help aide against your bodies weaknesses and speeds up the recovery process.
- Inhaling Vapor Water: Try to keep a humidifier or a vaporizer handy and take deep breaths of steam. If you don't have one of these handy you can also try leaning over a sink with the hot water running or take a hot, steamy shower. Do this for 10-15 minutes every day. This helps clear the whole throat area.
- Honey, Lemon & Tea: Honey has been a sore-throat remedy for countless generations because of its antibacterial properties. Honey can also help to draw water out of the inflamed tissues. Honey intake reduces the swelling and discomfort in the throat. You will also want to include a bit of lemon or Lemon Essential Oil. Try filling a teaspoon halfway with honey, and then squeeze a lemon or the lemon oil on top until the spoon is full. You will then want to add a little pepper and suck slowly. This combination has a soothing effect on the throat. If you only want honey you can add honey to 1 cup of hot water or herbal tea.