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Natural Remedies: Sore Throat

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Here are a few simple herbal remedies to help ease the discomfort of a sore throat.

  • Gargle with cool sage tea. Mix 1 teaspoon of herb in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then strain.
  • Sip cider vinegar. Mix 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in a cup of warm water.
  • Drink a horseradish cocktail. Make a syrup of 1 tablespoon horseradish, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix in a glass of warm water and drink slowly.

Here are some remedies that came straight from our readers:

  • Put a cap full of apple cider vinegar, 3 shakes each of cayenne pepper and black pepper into a cup of warm, salted water. Gargle as many times as needed. This remedy is said to change the pH balance in your throat.
  • For a particularly scratchy throat, take one tablespoon of concentrated lemon juice followed immediately by a tablespoon of honey just before bed, which will usually soothe your throat until morning.

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I can drink hot lemonade

By danielrmoore

I can drink hot lemonade mixed with honey. This removes pain of my swollen tissues to a great extent. You just have to take a cup of hot water and mix the juice of half of the lemon into it. Along with this, mix a tablespoon of honey by stirring.

I always use this honey drink

By Ryan Wilks

I always use this honey drink mix I found. It works for me every single time...and I get a lot of sore throats! Stinking sinus problems :( Anyway I found a video on how to make it. http://secrethealthremedies.com/what-helps-a-sore-throat/

Mix water & distilled vinegar

By Donna Jay

Mix water & distilled vinegar to gargle with about 5 times.

When I have a sore throat I

By Donna Jay

When I have a sore throat I gargle with a water vinegar mix. Soothes my throat.

I love to eat green olives

By Jennifer7777777

I love to eat green olives with garlic in them. I just ate 5 before bed tonight because my throat was starting to feel sore, now no more sore throat. Ive been doing this for awhile, other stuff I eat for a start of a cold or sore throat is spicy food or lots of salsa. It works every time. Try the green garlic olives, they are the best.

I just ate my 2 cloves of

By princess_nana

I just ate my 2 cloves of garlic, it works great! I make toast with jelly and cheese slices, take a bite of the toast then the garlic...chew them together! Its kinda good, a little spicy but good and it does bring relief!

At first symptoms of sore

By MoonShaddow

At first symptoms of sore throat, cough or sneezing/runny nose, take oscillococcinum (a homeopathic remedy). Repeat doses as directed. Six doses will deflect any typical winter illness if taken at first symptoms.

If you don't have any oscillococcinum at hand when symptoms appear, use Old Indian Wild Cherry Bark Syrup (a commercial preparation) and/or use aromatherapy.

For aromatherapy, I sprinkle oregano oil, eucalyptus oil, clove oil and lavender oil on a cotton cosmetic pad. This pad can be attached to a fan and the aroma will fill the room and kill all the fungus, bacteria & viruses in the room (including your nose and throat) as you sleep.

If you're on the go, you can take the pad with you in a plastic bag, sniffing it as often as possible. It'll clear your nose, soothe your throat and help kill off the viruses/bacteria in your nose and throat.

A cold washrag around your

By bigboy1966

A cold washrag around your throat at night will help ease the pain by morning.

When I get a sore throat I

By IZZY4520

When I get a sore throat I eat a clove of garlic. The antioxidents in the garlic help kill any bacteria that might be causing the infection. It stings your throat and gives you garlic breath but it works!

When I get a sore/scratchy

By AlbinoArabianLuvr2

When I get a sore/scratchy throat I suck on halls cough drops, any mint candy or mint gum and drink ice water at the same time-it freezes your throat, plus you get fluids you need, It works for me!

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