There can be an array of factors that can cause a sore throat, such as excessive use of voice or bacterial and viral infections like flu. If remain untreated, the condition can get complicated. Therefore, proper treatment in time is crucial. Following are some of the most common herbal remedies that can relieve sore throat.
Herbal Remedies For Sore Throat
Mix one tsp. of turmeric powder in one cup of milk. Boil it at high heat. After five minutes, turn the heat low and let the herb simmer in milk for another five minutes. The best time to drink this herbal tonic is at night, right before sleeping. Besides relieving sore throat, this remedy also soothes cough.
Sea Salt And Bergamot
Mix 1/8 tsp. of sea salt and three drops of bergamot in one cup of warm water. Stir the mixture thoroughly. Gargle with it 3-4 times a day. It can relieve sore throat to a great extent within 24 hours.
Vinegar And Sage
Mix equal quantities of vinegar and sage in warm water and gargle with it. Do it 3-4 times a day. This herbal remedy does not just relieve sore throat but also helps in the treatment of tonsillitis and laryngitis.
You can prepare marshmallow tea by steeping ¼ tsp. of marshmallow in one cup of boiling water. Sip the tea slowly while it is still hot. It is a wonderful home remedy to get rid of sore throat. It also relieves dry, raspy coughs and soothes the upper respiratory tract irritations.
Linden can also be consumed in the form of herbal tea, which can be prepared by steeping one tsp. of dried linden flowers in one cup of hot water. Cover the container tightly for ten minutes. Sip the tea hot. It contains a pleasant, mild flavor that soothes sore throats, warms your body and calms your nerves and stomach.
If sore throat is caused by flu infections, you should steep one tsp. of sage also in the mixture.
Likewise, if sore throat is accompanied by fever, you should mix one tsp. of yarrow with linden flowers.
Licorice root contains potent throat-soothing, expectorant and antiviral properties. You can brew a strong decoction for sore throat by boiling two tbsp. of dried licorice roots in one cup of water for twenty to thirty minutes. Filter the liquid and drink the tea hot. Use this remedy 3-4 times a day.
Mullein, Stinging Nettle And Colt’s Foot With Honey
Mix 1 tsp. each of stinging nettle, coltsfoot and mullein in ½ glass of hot water. After 10 minutes, filter the mixture. Add 2 tbsp. of honey into it. Drink it warm for faster relief from sore throat. This herbal remedy is particularly more beneficial for relieving severe hoarseness of throat (when you face great difficulty in speaking).
Slippery Elm Blended With Other Herbs
You can prepare a wonderful herbal syrup to relieve sore throat by mixing dried orange peel (1/8 part), fennel seeds (4 parts), cinnamon bark (1 part), ginger root (1 part), licorice root (2 parts), wild cherry bark (1 part), confrey roots (2 parts), valerian (2 parts) and slippery elm bark (2 parts). Add two ounces of this mixture in one quart of purified water. Boil it at low heat until the mixture is reduced to half. Strain the liquid. Add 2 tablespoons of honey into it. Drink it warm. Besides soothing a sore throat, this remedy also calms cough.
Oregon Grape And Echinacea
Mix 1 tsp. of vegetable glycerin, 1 tsp. of raw organic honey, ½ tsp. of tinctures extracted from Oregon grape roots and ½ tsp. of Echinacea tincture in two oz. of purified water. Pour this mixture in a spray bottle and shake it thoroughly for five to ten minutes. Bring it in your mouth and spray your throat. It will relieve sore tissues.
Couch Grass, Corn Silk, Uva Versi And Buchu
You can prepare another herbal decoction for sore throat by mixing 2 tsp. each of dried couch grass root, corn silk leaves, uva versy leaves and buchu roots in two cups of water. Boil it at low heat for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink it warm. Use this remedy at least three times a day. Couch grass when blended with these herbs can act like a demulcent, which relieves inflamed mucosal linings in the throat. It relieves hoarseness in throat and makes speaking easier.
Anise, Horehound And Coltsfoot
Mix 1 tsp. of dried anise seeds with 2 tsp. each of dried horehound roots and coltsfoot roots. Pour one glass of hot water into the mixture and let the herbs steep for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and add ½ tsp. of honey into it. Drink it warm.
Mullein, Marshmallow, Coltsfoot And Comfrey
Mix equal parts of mallow, comfrey, mullein and coltsfoot root in a container. Pour cold water into the mixture and let the herbs soak in it for twenty minutes. After 20 minutes, bring it to boil at low heat for 10-15 minutes. Strain the liquid. Mix one teaspoon of honey in it and drink it. You can use this remedy 2-3 times a day. Besides relieving hoarseness in throat, it also calms coughing spasms and soothes mucilage.
The flowers, leaves or roots of the vervain plants infused in hot water for half an hour can also make a wonderful remedy for sore throat. Strain the liquid and drink the warm infusion. Do it three times a day. Besides treating sore throat, this remedy also relieves headache and soothes chest congestion.
Take one tsp. of dried sage leaves or 2 tsp. of fresh sage leaves in a container. Pour one glass of boiling water over them. Simmer the herbs for 5-10 minutes. Drink the resulting tea hot. This remedy is very beneficial for those who are also feeling some pain along with soreness in the throat.
Lemon And Honey
Mix one tbsp. honey and the juice of one lemon in one cup of hot water. Stir the mixture thoroughly. You can also add a pinch of cayenne powder for faster relief. Drink it hot. You can use this remedy 3-4 times daily. This remedy soothes irritated membranes and relieves sore or strained throat.
If you are suffering from sore throats and notice white or black spots on your tonsils or throat, you must consult your doctor immediately, as it may indicate certain complications.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.