Herbal Remedies for Throat Infection

Apple Cider Vinegar

It is a natural health tonic that is being used in folk medicine as a remedy for centuries. The main ingredient in it is acetic acid that helps to fight the bacteria.

Have you heard of the Greek physician Hypocrites who is known as the father of medicine has even said that the combination of honey and apple cider vinegar. The combination helps to treat the symptoms of flu such as cough and sore throat. If you want to get instant relief from the throat pain, then to 1 cup of lukewarm water add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (to make it more effective you can even add a tablespoon of honey)

Salt Water Gargle

Gargling with salt water will provide you instant relief from sore throat. The salt water will help to reduce the swelling by pulling the water out of the tissues of the throat. Salt water can also help reduce swelling by pulling the water out of the throat issue. The unwanted microbes in the throat are killed with saltwater. To a cup of very warm water add 1 teaspoon of salt and stir it to dissolve. Next gargle with a mouth of the prepared mixture for atleast 30 seconds and do it for an hour atleast to see immediate results.

Honey

It is a natural sweetener that is used in combination with various other natural ingredients to soothe the sore throat. Not only it helps to fight the infections and provide relief, but it can also make any recipe better. You can add a teaspoon of honey to warm water, herbs and apple cider vinegar.

Licorice Root

This plant is native to South Asia and Europe and is used to prepare many traditional medicines and it helps to treat various diseases. It can also help to reduce the pain in the throat. You can prepare a drink out of licorice.

Ginger Root Throat

Ginger is a herb that has various anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can help you to get relief from the problem of throat pain. Ginger extract or tea can be easily purchased from the market. You can apply ginger root tea to the throat with the help of swabs which will eventually help you to get relief from bacterial respiratory tract infections. You can even kill the bacteria responsible for the illness with ginger root tea. It is one of the best herbal remedies for throat infection.

Ingredients of the Ginger Root Tea

  • 1-liter water
  • Fresh ginger root
  • 1 tbsp of honey or any other sweetener that you like
  • Squeeze a teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions

  • Take the root of ginger and grate it into a small bowl
  • Bowl water in a saucepan
  • Remove the mixture from the heat
  • Into a saucepan place a put 1 tablespoon of grated ginger and cover it with a lid
  • Let the mixture steep for atleast 10 minutes
  • Now, to lemon juice add a sweetener and mix them properly

Coconut Oil

It is a versatile food which has several health benefits. Coconut oil provides a very soothing feeling and it also helps to lubricate the mucous membrane that is present inside the throat

Other few things that you can try:

Add a spoonful of hot tea or hot cocoa

You can even add a spoon of coconut oil to soup

It is advised to not have more than 30 ml of coconut oil in a single day as it will have a laxative effective if consumed in higher dosages. If you have never tried consuming coconut oil, then begin by taking 1 teaspoon (not more than 5 ml) at a given point of time. It is really soothing for the throat and has various anti-inflammatory properties that can fight the infections in the body.

Marshmallow Root

It is used to treat sore throat and it is being used since ages to treat the bad throat and also to treat various other conditions. The roots of marshmallow contain gelatin like substance that is known as mucilage that coats and lubricates the throat when you swallow it.

Conclusion: Do try these natural, effective, herbal remedies for throat infection to get relief from infection, swelling and pain in the throat.

Author Bio: Satnam Singh is a health practitioner in arogyam karnal. He is an herbalist and naturopath who is the founder and CEO of 6 Ayurvedic hospitals in Northern India. He leads a team of highly qualified and Ayurvedic doctors.

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