Sore throat can be problematic as it puts a strain on the vocal chords. It also makes the swallowing difficult and even while speaking, pain can be felt. Whatever are the reasons for sore throat we just want to get rid of it soon. You can either take medicines or try some home remedies to cure sore throat. Herbal Indian remedies using the natural ingredients are equally good to help you sooth the sore throat naturally at home and to get instant relief from pain.
Home Remedies for sore throat and cough, sore throat pain
1. Gargle with warm water
This is the primary step to soothe the sore throat and get away with the pain while swallowing. Gargle with warm water soothe and relieves the pain. The mild warmth of the water helps to reduce the inflammation of the cells lining the mucus membrane and to loosen up the excessive mucus that can be blown out. This is a good remedy for stuffy nose as well.
How to use this remedy
Take a glass of warm water and add one teaspoonful of salt. Mix it well and use this water to gargle thrice in a day. This is excellent to get relief from sore throat. [ Read: Benefits of drinking warm water with lime juice]
2. Ginger and honey
Ginger has anti inflammatory and antibiotic properties which make this an excellent age old remedy to cure the sore throat at home easily. We would call this the best remedy for cold, cough, sore throat and also throat pain. Honey further soothes the pain and gives relief from irritation in throat. [ Read: health benefits of ginger]
Preparation of ginger and honey
Take a piece of ginger root and add one teaspoonful of honey. Mash the ginger and extract the juice. Now mix this one teaspoonful of ginger juice into half teaspoonful of honey and take this orally.
3. Chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is effective remedy to curing sore throat pain and the inflammation. This has some powerful properties which reduces the bacterial infection thus gives instantly relief in the sore throat pain and hoarseness of the voice. It is a wonderful beverage that relaxes and soothes the entire body by relaxation of the mind and body. [ Read: Benefits of chamomile tea]
How to use chamomile tea:
Take a chamomile tea bag or some leaves. Take a cup of warm water and put some chamomile tea leaves or bag. Let it brew and drink it.
4. Garlic remedy for sore that pain
Garlic is antibacterial and has wonderful anti inflammatory properties that helps to get rid of the bacterial infection thus reducing the pain as well. Taking 3-4 garlic capsules throughout the day proves beneficial in combating the sore throat. [ Read: Benefits of garlic for health]
Cinnamon has health related benefits which we have shared earlier and getting relief from the cough cold and sore throat is one such good benefits of cinnamon. Cinnamon basically reduces the inflammation and also soothes the sore throat. With continuous use this treatment proves to be helpful remedy for sore throat.
Take half teaspoonful of cinnamon powder and half teaspoonful of honey. Mix and take it orally to cure sore throat twice in a day.
6. Turmeric clove and Holy basil
This remedy is our personal favorites and has been tried a lot of times to get relief from the sore throat. Even if someone doesn’t have sore throat, doing this treatment once in a while is good for the throat for people who put a lot of stress on their vocal chords and throat like singers, teachers. This remedy for sore throat treatment is natural and very simple to do for instant relaxation and reduction in swelling.
How to make
Add a cup of water in a saucepan and add 2-4 holy basil Tulsi leaves and add 2 pinches of turmeric powder and 2 cloves. Let it boil and when the water become half a cup then put off the flame. Drink this two times in a day to cure sore throat.
7. Milk and turmeric
This remedy for sore throat too includes the use of turmeric powder. Turmeric is used a lot in Indian remedies as it is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial which enhances the body’s immunity naturally. Warm milk soothes the sore throat and gives relief fast from the pain. Apart from the sore throat, milk and turmeric is taken once in a while to combat cough, cold or any other minor ailments or just to enhance the body’s immunity. Take a glass of warm milk and add ¼ teaspoonful of turmeric in it. Mix and drink it twice in a day.
Fenugreek is not just to get thicker hair but this has very good properties to reduce and dissolve the mucus in the throat. It gives relief from the sore throat naturally and the pain and inflammation are also reduced which makes the pain while swallowing lessens as the time passes, sore throat gets healed. Fenugreek infused water makes good gargle water.
How to make this remedy
Add some fenugreek in a cup of water. Boil this water and when the warm becomes half a cup then use this water to gargle.
So, to cure our pain, you should try these home remedies to treat the sore throat pain and get instant relief in that.