Sore throats are among one of the most common health ailments. They are typically caused by infections including the common cold, flu and strep throat.
A lot of sore throat home remedies are based around keeping the body well hydrated by either drinking home made herbal teas and infusions or simply drinking plenty of water and natural juices to soothe the throat and keep the throat well lubricated.
A raspberry leaf tea is particularly versatile because not only can it be boiled, strained and drunk, but it can also be used as a gargle wash for the sore throat. Other teas that help soothe a sore throat are chamomile, thyme and sage and even a garlic infusion sweetened with a little honey.
However, a classic amongst the sore throat home remedies is the steaming method. This method involves filling a bowl with hot water, adding a few drops of a decongestant such as eucalyptus oils and then placing a towel over the head and breathing in the infusion. This helps by opening up the nasal passages and loosens any infection that might be affecting the throat.
Lemon and honey are also great sore throat home remedies. The two ingredients together can act as a tea to stop dryness in the throat and soothe a scratchy and inflamed throat.
One sore throat home remedies is the eating of hard candy. The action of sucking on hard candy means the mouth is producing saliva which will naturally stop the dryness that is often associated with sore throats.No tags for this post.