5 Effective Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Have you been battling with sore throat and you don’t know what to do anymore? If your answer is yes, then this article is for you. In this article, you will find some of the easiest ways through which you can easily get rid of a sore throat without even leaving your house.

1. Peppermint

A study by the American Cancer Society once unveiled that peppermint has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. And although peppermint is often used to serve as a breathe-freshener, studies like this and others have strongly pointed out that peppermint can also efficiently serve to relieve sore throat and cough.

2. Chamomile tea

Chamomile has been reputed to be one of the oldest medicinal herbs that contains antioxidant, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. The chamomile tea is so potent that observatory studies have indicated that merely “inhaling the stem of chamomile can help relieve symptoms of cold, including sore throat.”

It has also been observed that this tea does not only relieves you of sore throat, it also concurrently enhances your immune system to ward-off other similar infections.

3. Marshmallow root

Similar to the peppermint, the marshmallow root has been known to cure sore throats for over decades now, its mucilage substance renders it highly potent in coating and lubricating the throat. A research that was published in the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutions of Health revealed that even at high doses, the marshmallow root remains effective and nontoxic.

4. Salt water gargle

Salt water mouthwash is also another known natural remedy for sore throat. There is a mystery behind this mixture, it kills unwanted microbes in the throat and helps to reduce swelling by extracting the fluid in the throat tissue. So get a cup of warm water and a tablespoon of salt in water, stir till the salt is evenly dissolved and then gargle with this mixture for 30 seconds.

5. Apple cider vinegar

Historians have traced the usage of this mixture as far as ancient Greeks, where it has been reported that the great Greek physician Hippocrates (who has been reputed to be the father of medicine) had, at a particular time, prescribed this mixture (oxymel) to treat sore throats and cough.

Further studies about this mixture have shown that it possesses a vital ingredient known as acetic acid, which aids in fighting bacteria that may cause inflammation in the throat which results in sore throat.

Image courtesy of: doctoroz.com, nccih.nih.gov, naturalsociety.com, nutrawiki.org, drugs.com.

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