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Sore Throat Home Remedies

sore throat
Have you ever visited the doctor for the curing sore throat? But there is no need for that because most sore throats go away within a week even there is no treatment. You can easily treat the sore throat yourself. Yes… Home remedies for sore throat are available to give you helping hand…

Generally, sore throat is not a disease; it is a symptom of certain illness like flu or common cold. Sore throat is commonly accompanied with sneezing, watery eyes and body aches.

Habitual changes

A balanced diet is the first to have an adequate supply of vitamins required. Stop smoking if you do which will really have a good effect. Replace your brush if you are ill and start fresh.



Boil one teaspoon of coarsely powdered cinnamon in a glass of water and consumer with a pinch of pepper and honey. Cinnamon oil can also be mixed with honey to have a good relief from sore throat.

Effective and suggested gargles

Salt water- Follow our mom's advice of warm salt water as an effective gargle.
White vinegar can be mixed in water, add little bit salt and crushed vitamin C and use a gargle.

Mango bark- Mix 10 ml of the extract from the bark with 125ml of water and use as a gargle or can be locally applied to have a good relief.

Fenugreek- Add two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in a litre of water and allow to simmer for half an hour. The water is strained, cool to bearable warmth and when used as a gargle had been found to be a very effective remedy.

Basil- Boil basil leaves should be boiled in water can be used as a gargle or can also be drunk to have a relief.

Kantakari- Wash the plant thoroughly and boil in about two litres to prepare an extract. This extract is an effective gargle.

Tamarind- A powder of dry leaves and the infusion of the bark are used in preparing an inexpensive gargle which is very helpful in getting good relief.

Tea- Tea leaves fresh or dry can be boiled with water to make a decoction. This decoction is very beneficial when used as a gargle with a pinch of salt.

Although other suggested home remedies for sore throat is available elsewhere in this site, you need to consult your physician for the cure of the sore throat if it exists more than a week.


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