How To Ease Sore Throat Pain Naturally
In heating season low humidity in the flat makes it easier for all the mucous membranes in the nose and mouth to dry out and might cause throat irritation. Similar problems can be caused by air pollution or infectious viral and bacterial diseases that are common in wintertime. What ways are there to prevent or treat a sore throat?
The inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx results in a sore throat which makes it painful to swallow; also accompanying symptoms such as a high temperature and nasal congestion can be present. To prevent such problems, air your place several times a day, wrap up warm, consume plenty of liquids and foods rich in folic acid, iron, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C and D. Give up eating refined carbohydrates and cut down on caffeine. Boost your health by eating a clove of garlic on a daily basis. Those who can’t stomach the smell or taste of garlic may buy them in tablet form at a herbalist’s shop or drug store, but it’s highly recommended to eat garlic raw and crushed.
Sore Throat Home Remedies and Treatments
• Sandalwood and lavender oil are both traditionally used for their sedative effect, while lemon, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils are effective for treating infections. All of these oils can be diffused at home, or try gargling and rinsing your throat with lemon or eucalyptus oil. Add two drops of lemon oil and two drops of eucalyptus oil to a mug of warm water and use this rinse every two hours. Make sure you do NOT swallow it.
• Cook a leek, strain its juice through a clean dish towel. Mix some honey in it and consume.
• Add three drops of cedar oil and two drops of peppermint oil to two spoonfuls of body lotion and spread it on your chest and neck.
• Eat plenty of lemons, oranges and sauerkraut.
• Lingzhi mushroom extract (in liquid, capsule, or powder form) is used for boosting the immune system.
• Mix a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of warm water and rinse with it a couple of times a day. The acid from the juice and vinegar kills the bacteria and viruses that are responsible for causing a sore throat.
• Drink ginger tea made from fresh or ground ginger. Add honey to taste.