Home Remedies for the Treatment of Sore Throat
Here are some of the Common Home Remedies for Curing Sore Throat:
Betel Leaf - Eat a plain betel leaf (pan) with licorice 2-3 times a day.
Black Currant or Blackberry Jam - Take any of these in a cup of hot water and strain it before using as a gargle. This is really very good for gargling purpose. So are blackcurrant juice and blackcurrant jelly, shrub, rob, cordial or vinegar, diluted in a cup of boiling water, with or without cinnamon added. They can all be used to gargle with and then drunk.
Honey and Lemon Juice - Take 1/2 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and mix them. This mixture may be taken in intervals of 1-2 hours daily.
Fenugreek - Fenugreek's is a great remedy which will provide a soothing effect to your throat. Gently boil 2 teaspoons of bruised seeds per cup of water. Simmer 10 minutes. Drink 3 cups of this water daily, till you see some improvement in your throat. You may add some honey, lemon, anise or peppermint to it to improve the flavour.
Figs - Dilute 1 teaspoon in ½ cup of hot water and drink after gargling. There are a great many complex remedies, particularly from abroad, which use figs a great deal for curing a sore throat.
Warm Salt Water Gargle - Gargle with luke warm salt water (¼ teaspoon salt to ½ cup water) several times a day.
Garlic - Garlic is an antiseptic and good for many conditions.
Water and Liquids - Increase your liquid intake and make sure your house is humidified properly.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) - Marshmallow is a herb found mainly in Europe and North America. To make marshmallow root tea, add 1 tablespoon of the dried root to a cup. Add a cup (8 ounces) of boiling water, steep it covered for at least 10 minutes then strain. Drink up to 3 cups a day. Patients already taking insulin or suffer from diabetes, should not take marshmallow as it may make your blood sugar too low.
Sage - Gargle Make a tea with 25g ( loz) fresh sage to 600ml (1 pint) of water and add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne. Leave to stand until cool. Strain through a fine sieve before using. . Red sage tea Infuse 1 teaspoon of dried red sage in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and leave for 10 minutes then strain and add a dash of vinegar. The tea, without the vinegar, can also be drunk ½ cup at a time four times a day.
Hot Water with Lemon Juice and Honey Added - Drink a glass of hot water with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and some honey . You'll feel better instantly. You can also drink a chamomile tea with lemon and honey added.
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