How to Heal a Sore Throat with these Natural Solutions
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How to Heal a Sore Throat with these Natural Solutions

How to Heal a Sore Throat with these Natural Solutions

by Elizabeth Renter

May 9th, 2013

tea chamomile 263x164 How to Heal a Sore Throat with these Natural SolutionsSore throats are a relatively common occurrence that can happen for a variety of reasons. Viruses, infections, and even allergies can irritate the sensitive tissues of the throat. Fortunately, there are also a variety of natural solutions that can ease the discomfort and shorten the duration of a sore throat. And while some of these options may require a little herbal knowledge or a trip to the store, others you likely have in your own kitchen. Either way, you’ll learn how to heal a sore throat naturally.

Some of the best options for soothing a sore throat involve hot beverages. Not only does the warm liquid feel good, the ingredients you choose to use can offer additional benefits.

How to Heal a Sore Throat with Natural Teas

One of the most popular options on how to heal a sore throat naturally revolves around a favorite healing beverage: tea. A common elixir includes: apple cider vinegar, raw honey, lemon juice, and a dash of cayenne pepper. These ingredients have antiviral and antimicrobial properties, which means in addition to soothing your throat, they’ll help fight what’s actually causing the discomfort. Apple cider vinegar can be particularly beneficial not only for sore throats, but for strep throat treatment as well.

Another option is a basic ginger tea with a few additions. Boil a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger and add raw honey and cinnamon. Again, these ingredients aren’t only good for halting throat inflammation, they are able to tackle the source of the pain.
Herbal teas are good too, with slippery elm being particularly useful in fighting sore throats. You can also find this herb in some natural lozenges and supplements.

Licorice root is another time-tested herbal sore throat remedy. If you have access to the root itself, boil it for a tea. If not, you should be able to find some natural lozenges that include this herb.

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