Sore Throat Home Remedy.
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Unfortunately it’s cold and flu season, again! And one of the most common symptoms associated with a virus is a sore throat. Generally it is caused by Streptococcus; a common strain of bacteria that can live in your respiratory systems for months. Sore throats are irritating, bothersome, and just plain sore. So we would like to help you soothe that pain.
Here are 2 great home remedies to help ease your throat:
1. Good ol’ mom’s recipe. Boil up some hot water, and mix in a tablespoon of honey, and squeeze of lemon. The honey will help soothe your throat. Honey has not been proven to, but has been said that it contains substances that can help kill microorganism/viruses. At the very least it is soothing, and tastes good.
2. Try gargling with ½ tsp of Cayenne pepper mixed with a few ounces of water. We know it sounds uncomfortable, or like the possible enemy because most of think “hot” when we think of pepper. However; capsaicin the main ingredient in chilli helps to numb the throat, and ease the pain.
Give it a Try!
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan