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The mystery of the sore throat! It’s itchy, tender and is most definitely swollen. You dread breathing, you dread swallowing even more. But you must swallow, and when you do, you brace yourself for the unavoidable pain. You’ve got THE SORE THROAT!
But what exactly is this sore throat? It’s an inflammation of the pharynx, which is the tube that extends from the back of the mouth to the esophagus. Whether the infectious culprit is viral, bacterial or allergies, one thing’s for sure, a sore throat sure is irritating. There should be a sore throat sufferers club; everybody gets them, in fact about 40 million people trek to the doctor’s office for treatment every year. But not every sore throat deserves a visit to the doctor/pharmacy, here’s natural remedies to help soothe that pestilence.
Rest and take it easy. Common sense dictates staying in bed or at least resting when a sore throat has got you down. Taking it easy leaves your body more energy to fight the infection.
Gargle with turmeric. Try this gargle to calm a cranky throat. Mix together 1 cup hot water, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gargle with the mixture twice a day. If you’re not good with the gargle, mix 1/2 teaspoon turmeric in 1 cup hot milk and drink.
Gargle with warm saltwater. Make a saline solution by adding 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1/2 cup of very warm water and gargle every three to four hours. Yes, when your mother told you to gargle with saltwater, she knew what she was talking about. It cuts phlegm and reduces inflammation.
Gargle with Listerine. Another good gargling fluid is Listerine mouthwash. If you share the product with anyone else in your household, don’t drink straight from the bottle; instead, pour a small amount into a cup (and don’t share that, either. BE COOL).
Sip chicken noodle soup or broth.
I myself use warm tea with lemon juice, ginger and honey, apparently it has also been a long-standing and comforting remedy.
Now stop pouting and get rid of that sore throat today!!!
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