At home remedy for sore throat
Throat pain can be caused by viral and bacterial infections. But, many people don’t now that they already have a cure in the kitchen.
Honey is the great cure for throat pain.
You can eat a tablespoon of raw honey once in the morning and once in the night, but you can combine honey with another ingredient to get an even better cure.
Why is Honey good for a sore throat?
Honey has natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties that kill those bacteria and gives complete relief from a sore throat. It soothes irritated skin, glands, and muscles membranes inside the throat.
1. Honey and Salt
Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in one cup of warm water. Add a teaspoon of raw honey and gargle several times a day. Remember to spit the water out after gargling!
2. Honey, Lemon, and Vinegar
Take 3 tablespoons each of honey, lemon juice and red or white vinegar, 3 times a day for 3 days.
3. Make Hot Toddy
How to make hot toddy?
Take 2 oz. bourbon or whiskey (optional, not recommended), 1 tablespoon of honey (or more), 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 slice fresh lemon (optional)
In 4 ounces of hot water pour the alcohol, add the honey and lemon juice and stir well. Add the lemon slice, and enjoy.
4. Ginger and Honey
Peel 2 inches long ginger root. Slice into small pieces, place on a cutting board, and cover it with a piece of wax paper. Crush it using a flat side of the knife or you can slice it into very small chunks after peeling. Boil your water over medium heat and then add the ginger. Let it boil for 3-5 minutes. Wait for the water to cool a little, then add a 1 tablespoon of honey.
Drink while it’s nice and warm.
If you do not like those old-fashioned home remedies, you can always buy lozenges but take care that they are from natural ingredient. You can see my reviews for Manuka Honey Lozenges.
One of my favorite remedies to cure a sore throat is hot water with honey, a few drops of lemon, and ginger.
I’ve never tried of using honey with fresh mint, salt or vinegar; I’ll definitely have to try one of those combinations.
Do you recommend the use of raw honey over the regular generic ones sold in most stores?
Thanks for expanding my knowledge on the various uses of honey.
Dear Veronica, I always recommend the organic honey and is best if you have a trusted local dealer in your neighborhood. If you live in a larger city, I recommend you look at my selection of raw honey.
Why choose organic honey? You may be surprised, but the stores have increasingly fake honey. From natural honey to take away all the pollen, which is used in other products (cosmetics, for example), and we then consume pollen-free honey. This is one from which they extracted all the vitamins, nutrients and enzymes. So be careful when choosing between. Many of honey on the shelves in stores is actually the empty honey. He does not have the opportunity to help with the allergy, diseases, improving immunity and other things where raw honey helps.