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Sore throat remedies

A great home remedy for sore throat is ginger tea or grapefruit juice, because they have analgesic properties that may help to reduce throat inflammation, providing quick relief of the pain. But there are other home remedies that can also be useful.

If your sore throat doesn't subside with these home remedies, it is recommended you see a doctor so that he can observe your throat and give you the correct treatment, which usually means using anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers, like paracetamol or ibuprofen, or even antibiotics, if there is an infection in your throat.

1. Mint tea with honey for sore throat

Mint tea with honey cleanses the throat by fighting the discomfort.

Ingredients

  • 1 stalk of mint
  • 300 ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation method

Add the leaves of 1 stalk of mint in 300 ml of water and bring it to boiling point and then add 1 tablespoon of honey. Strain and drink it while it is still warm.

2.  Gargle lemon for inflamed throat

An excellent home remedy for sore throat and cough is to gargle lemon and other ingredients because they purify the throat.

Ingredients

  • 1 liter of water
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation method

Add the onion to the water and let it boil for 7 minutes. Then strain the infusion and add the juice of the 3 lemons and honey. Gargle this tea 2 times a day.

Gargling with water and salt or vinegar, for example, are also great for helping to relieve inflammation and sore throat. See how to fo these gargles in: Great sore throat gargles.

3. Chocolate with mint a remedy against throat irritation

A good home remedy is to eat bitter chocolate 70% cocoa as it alleviates throat irritation.

Ingredients

  • Bitter chocolate 70% cocoa
  • Mint

Preparation Method

Let the chocolate melt in your mouth because it is rich in flavonoids that help decrease the swelling of your throat. You can also add mint because it lubricates the throat. 

4. Ginger tea for sore throat

Another home remedy for sore throat is to take ginger tea or use a ginger spray that is sold in pharmacies because it is a great bactericide, which can also be used in case of inflammation of the throat.

Ingredients

Preparation Method

Put the ingredients in a saucepan and let them boil for a few minutes. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes, properly covered, then strain and drink. Take this tea 3 times a day.

5. Plaintain tea for inflamed throat

Plaintain is a medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory properties and is very effective in relieving discomfort and irritation in the throat.

Ingredients

  • 30 g of plaintain leaves
  • 1 liter of water
  • 10 drops of propolis

Preparation method

To make the tea, boil the water, extinguish the fire. Add the plaintain leaves and let it rest for 10 minutes. Wait until the blend is warm, strain and add 10 drops of propolis and gargle 3 to 5 times a day with this tea.

To complete the treatment, do an inhalation with eucalyptus tea.

6. Eucalyptus tea for sore throat

Eucalyptus tea helps clear the throat by relieving pain and discomfort.

Ingredients

  • 10 sheets of eucalyptus
  • 1 liter of water

Preparation method

Boil the water and then add the eucalyptus leaves. Let it cool a little and inhale the steam that comes out of the tea at least 2 times a day during 15 minutes.

7. Grapefruit juice for irritated throat

Sore throat remedies

Another good home remedy for sore throat is to drink grapefruit juice, because it’s rich in vitamin C and acts as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing the symptoms of flu and colds.

Ingredients

  • 3 grapefruit

Preparation Method

Remove the seeds from the grapefruit and bring the fruits to a high speed centrifuge. The juice made in this way becomes creamier and has more nutrients. Drink the grapefruit juice at least 3 times a day.

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