4 Sore-Throat Soothers

 

garlic

How can you treat sore throat at home?

1. Use a Humidifier

When to use: when your throat is dry and itchy

Why it is helpful: A humidifier helps in keeping the surrounding air moist. It is really important to keep the air moist as the heat inside the room as well as the aridness in the air may make your mucous membranes dry.

Useful Tip: You must make sure that the water tank and the filter of the humidifier is clean. Regular cleaning would help in preventing the growth of mold, which can cause more throat problem and may also contribute to lung problems.

2. Take Garlic

When to use: When your throat is itchy or tickles

Why it is helpful: The acrid bulb is known to have immense immunity enhancing effects. It is also antimicrobial and antibacterial in nature. The above stated qualities of garlic helps in healing the body from the infections related to the soreness in the throat. Garlic also helps in fighting the germs that are the reason behind the irritation and the pain. The compound found in garlic known to be responsible for curing sore throat is allicin. Allicin is released when raw or uncooked garlic is chewed, cut and crushed.

Useful tip: It may hard for you to eat garlic raw because of its strong taste. Try microwaving two or three garlic cloves for fifteen seconds to reduce the intensity of the taste, then crush the cloves and spread it on a cracker and eat it. Have it once in a day.

3. Luke warm salt water

When to use: When your throat is sore as well as itchy

Why it is helpful: The warm water is has a soothing effect on the throat and it also helps in killing the bacteria in the throat. The warm salt water can also increase the flow of blood which will carry infection fighting cells in the throat and lungs and boost recovery. Add about one teaspoon of salt to a glassful of warm water and gargle with it two to three times in a day.

Useful Tip: Make sure that the water is warm and not boiling hot. Test the water by taking a small sip to confirm the warmness of water, you don not want to burn your throat.

4. Herbal Tea

When to use: The pain continuously bothers you throughout the day.

Why it is helpful:
The herbal teas such as Goldenseal root and Echinacea contains immunity boosters.
The Liquorice herbal tea is antiviral as well as antibacterial.
The marshmallow herb helps in production of the protective mucous in your throat.
The Eucalyptus herbal tea helps in loosening the mucous and opens as well as soothes the membranes.
The Comfrey herbal tea helps with sore throat as comfrey is a natural analgesic.
The Lavender herbal tea helps in opening up the nasal tracts. It also soothes the muscles and helps in providing relief from headaches.
The Rosehips herbal tea is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
The Juniper berries herbal tea acts as a mild expectorant
The Elecampane herbal tea is also an expectorant, and a good remedy for severe cough or bronchitis, as it soothes cough
The Angelica herbal tea is helpful in curing cough and colds
The Peppermint herbal tea acts as an antibiotic; it also soothes nausea, cures upset stomach, and soothes headaches.

13 thoughts on “4 Sore-Throat Soothers

  • June 26, 2012 at 3:05 am
    Permalink

    Together with the launch of this scholarship is also an appeal to Kate’s friends, colleagues and to everyone who is willing to support the cause, for donations to the scholarship capita. The University of Tasmania Foundation has agreed to match these donations until the end of 2011. Please disseminate this information to all your friends, family and networks who might want to support this valuable initiative.http://buyburberrybagsonline.com

  • February 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Permalink

    I just want to tell you that I am just beginner to blogging and site-building and absolutely loved this blog. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your website . You certainly have awesome articles. Thanks for sharing with us your webpage.

  • February 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Permalink

    Where can i get hindu religious Joomla templates for hindu temples ?

  • February 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm
    Permalink

    whoah this weblog is fantastic i really like reading your articles. Stay up the great work! You know, many individuals are hunting round for this information, you can aid them greatly.

  • February 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Permalink

    Im having a teeny problem. I cant get my reader to pick up your feed, Im using msn reader by the way.

  • February 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm
    Permalink

    How would you start a website to help people that are having problems in there Relationship?

  • Pingback: Internet Marketing

  • February 13, 2013 at 11:30 am
    Permalink

    The structure for your website is a little bit off in Epiphany. Nevertheless I like your web site. I may need to use a normal web browser just to enjoy it.

  • February 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Permalink

    I had been wondering if you ever considered changing the design of your web site? Its well written; I enjoy what you have got to state. But maybe you could create a a bit more in the way of content so people can connect with it better. Youve got a great deal of text for only having one or two images. Maybe you can space it out better?

  • February 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Permalink

    I have a wordpress blog with a lot of pictures hosted on third party websites. I want all the pictures to be hosted in my wordpress blogs. I don’t want to manually download all pictures and replace them in the posts, i need something to do that automatically..

  • Pingback: iTunes

  • February 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    Permalink

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  • February 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    Permalink

    Cool post ! Cheers for, visiting this blog man. Ill message you again! I did not realise that!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Wait ! Before you go, download your Free 52-page Health ToolKit of Home Remedies !

All remedies are tried, tested, and guaranteed ! 
1. Easy-to-follow Remedies for all common problems
2. Know The Power of Common Vegetables & Fruits
3. Build Immunity for the whole Family !
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY