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What are different home remedies for sore throat? – Part 3

What is a sore throat?
– A sore throat is discomfort, pain or scratchiness in the throat.
– A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.
– It is a common disorder of the throat.
– It can occur at any time during any season.

16. Sore Throat Remedy using Kantakari
– The herb kantakari is a valuable in sore throat remedy.
– An extract of the plant should be used as a gargle for this purpose.
– This extract is prepared by continuously boiling the plant in about two liters of water after washing it thoroughly.

17. Sore Throat Treatment using Liquorice
– Liquorice is a recognized home remedy for sore throat in all parts of India.
– A small piece of raw liquorice should be chewed or sucked for treating this condition.
– The healing property of the herb soothes inflammation quickly

18. Sore Throat remedy using Tea Decoction
– A decoction made from tea leaves is very beneficial in the treatment of a sore throat.
– This decoction, mixed with a pinch of salt, should be used as a gargle.
– It can be used two or three times daily for obtaining relief.
– It is not necessary to use fresh leaves for this purpose.
– Boiling water can be poured over used tea leaves in the tea jug and this decoction used as a gargle.

19. Sore Throat remedy using Marshmallow root tea
– Prepare marshmallow root tea by adding 1 tablespoon of the dried root to a cup.
– Add a cup (8 ounces) of boiling water, keep it covered for at least 10 minutes then strain.
– Drink up to 3 cups a day.

20. Sore Throat remedy using Honeysuckle tea
– Prepare honeysuckle tea.
– Bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
– Add 1 cup of honeysuckle flowers (not the leaves).
– Steep for at least 10 minutes, covered, and then strain.
– Sweeten with honey if desired.
– Drink up to 4 cups a day.

21. Sore Throat remedy using Basil leaves
– Water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink.
– It can also be used as a gargle to relieve a sore throat.
– It is also effective in sore throat treatment.

22. Sore Throat treatment using Tamarind
– Tamarind is also beneficial in the treatment of sore throat.
– Tamarind water should be used as a gargle.
– A powder of the dry leaves and an infusion of the bark can also be used for preparation of a gargle.

23. Sore Throat Treatment using Raspberry
– A raspberry tea gargle is a very effective remedy for getting rid of sore throat phlegm.
– This gargle can be prepared by pouring a cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried raspberry leaves and allowed to stand for 10-15 minutes.
– This mixture can then be cooled, strained and used as a gargling solution.
– It is important to avoid drinking this gargling liquid and it must be spit out once finished gargling.

24. Sore Throat Treatment using Turmeric
– For allergies and sore throat a gargling solution can be prepared by combining a cup of water, half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
– Gargling with this mixture two times a day can help provide effective relief from sore throat.
– Instead of a gargle you can even combine a cup of hot milk and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
– Drink this mixture twice a day.

Sore Throat Diet : All-Fruit Diet
– Take orange juice and water for three to five days.
– Adopt an all-fruit diet for three or four further days.
– Fruits are extremely rich in nutrients and essential vitamins like vitamin C and A and also in antioxidants.
– This can promote healing and also boost your immune system.

Sore Throat Diet : Well-Balanced Diet
– Thereafter adopt a well-balanced diet.
– Emphasize on seeds, nuts, grains, raw vegetables, and fresh fruit.
– Avoid foods and drinks that could aggravate the condition and hamper the healing process.
– All junk foods and oily or fried foods should be avoided.

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