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Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

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4 October, 2011

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Sore throat is a problem of the throat, in which an individual may feel immense irritation and inflammation in the throat. An individual may find difficulty in breathing and eating food due to sore throat. It is often accompanied with fever, and may take a few days to treat. 

Swelling and pain in the throat are the most common symptoms of sore throat. There are many factors which are responsible for sore throat, with few of them consisting of viral infection, bacterial infection, eating ice creams in excess, strain in throat, and tonsillitis.

There are several medicines which assist in treating the problem. However, the best way to deal with the problem is through home remedies. In this article, we will discuss about a few home remedies to treat sore throat effectively.

Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

A few successful home remedies for getting rid of itching, inflammation, and pain in the throat are discussed hereunder:

Basil And Ginger Tea

Immense relief in the throat would be attained by drinking tea made with basil (tulsi) and ginger. This herbal tea should be drunk at least twice in a day to obtain relief from pain in throat.


Gargling is the best home cure for sore throat. A mix of lukewarm water and salt should be prepared and gargles should be done with this mix at least thrice in a day to attain relief from itching and pain in the throat.

A Mix Of Honey And Ginger

A mixture of ginger juice and honey should be consumed several times in a day to get rid of inflammation and pain in throat. Adding little amount of black pepper in the mix would help in speeding up the healing process.

Garlic And Cumin Seeds

A concoction made by adding garlic and cumin seeds to boiling water should be drunk few times in a day to soothe itching, irritation, and inflammation in throat.


Taking warm vapor from the mouth with the help of vaporizer would help to treat sore throat effectually.


Pineapple is enriched with anti-inflammatory features, subsequently assisting in the healing process of sore throat.


Ingesting a decoction made with tepid water, cinnamon, honey, and black pepper, five to six times in a day would assist in treating sore throat effectually.

The aforementioned tips are really quite beneficial with respect to treating the problem of sore throat. If an individual makes sure to follow the treatments discussed above regularly for a few days, he or she would definitely notice an improvement in the condition of the throat.

Also, it is recommended to tie a muffler around the neck, so that the throat gets some warmth. This would help in accelerating the process of healing. Further, exposure to cold climate, having head bath, drinking cold drinks, and eating ice creams should be avoided for treating sore throat naturally and successfully.

However, if some relief is not attained by following the home remedies for a sore throat, as discussed above, then only an individual should opt for medical treatment.

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