A sore throat often looks seemingly minor, but sometimes signals symptoms of serious illness. Many of us experience, nagging, tingling sensation inside our throats and this gradually develops into a well established sore throat with pain. Inflammation of the pharyngeal region or pharynx is the prime reason for sore throat and pain accompanying it.
Dry air, allergies, smoking, mouth breathing, bacterial and viral infections, food allergies, infected tonsils, excessive shouting, singing, etc. can be the reasons for sore throat. Unless your problem is not severe, you can adopt the following natural and proven home remedies to completely eradicate and prevent it from future occurrences.
Home Remedies For Throat Pain
Take Care Of Your Nasal Passages
If you are the one who is in convalescent stage or suffering from runny nose, flu, cold, you must take extra care to prevent the postnasal drip from entering your throat.
As a precautionary measure, you can use decongestants to clear your nasal passages and stop the flow and also use nasal spray as effectively as the decongestants. The best you can do to ensure trouble-free sleep is set a humidifier in your bedroom.
If you don’t have any clues whatsoever for your sore throat to treat, you can simply do one thing that is rest. Ensure proper rest so that your body can recuperate vitality, agility and power to fight your illness.
Gargle With Turmeric And Salt Water
Turmeric is exceptionally good for your overall health and therefore throat infection is no exception to it. Take one cup of hot water and add half teaspoonful of turmeric and half teaspoonful salt. Use this mixture to gargle your mouth two to three times a day.
Gargle With Raspberry Tea
Raspberry tea leaf containing warm water is a wonderful solution for gargling your throat.
To make an effective mixture, add two teaspoonfuls of dried raspberry leaves to a cup of boiling water and allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. Use this warm solution to rinse your throat thrice daily.
Drink Hot Tea
The effect of drinking hot tea is quite similar to treating your affected region of the throat with warm compresses, and therefore you can use it to have similar benefits, especially when you avoid gargling and rinsing your mouth regularly. Prepare an effective mixture of hot tea by adding a teaspoonful of green tea or black tea to a cup of boiling water and add a pinch of ginger to enhance its potential and aroma, and then add honey. Drink it when it is hot.
Chew Garlic Cloves
No one can ever deny the benefits of garlic as it is a powerhouse of antimicrobial and astringent agents particularly allicin, which is very active in this regard.
Therefore, for healthy benefits, chew a few garlic cloves early in the morning or else take a fresh peeled garlic clove and cut it and place in each cheek and suck the juice by slowly crushing it against your teeth, only to release the juice, but not to crush it completely, and suck the juice gradually to kill the bacteria that cause sore throat and pain.
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.