Sore throat is one of the most common ailments. Read the article below to know the herbal remedies for sore throat.

Herbal Remedies For Sore Throat

Sore throat is the inflammation of the throat, which is mainly caused due to cold, flu, or infections. A person suffering from sore throat feels as if someone is scratching the insides of the throat with a brush. Swallowing is hard and there is constant irritation. Though the ailment runs its course in a few days, still it is very tough to bear without any medication. Throughout the world, millions of sore throat sufferers line up to the doctors every year. If the sore throat persists for a long duration then it is better to seek medical help. Various studies have shown that prolonged sore throat can be a sign of some other serious illness. Managing sore throat through the duration that it stays, is very easy and there are a number of herbal remedies available. These remedies give relief from the pain and irritation and also do not have any side effects that tag along with medicines. In the article below are given some herbal remedies to cure the sore throat.
Sore Throat Cure With Herbal Remedies 

Lemon Juice And Honey
Take a glass of warm water and squeeze a lemon into it. Add one tablespoon of honey and stir properly using a spoon. Drink this at least twice a day to get relief from soreness of the throat. Another method is to cut a lemon into slices and then adding a pinch of salt and pepper to it. Make the salt and pepper penetrate the lime by squeezing it lightly. Take care not to drop the juice. Suck on this lime slice. Doing this at least three times a day gives immediate relief for sore throat. 

Cayenne Pepper
In a cup of hot water add one-fourth teaspoon of cayenne pepper and stir. Drink this to cure sore throat.

Chamomile Flowers
Take two teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers and boil them in one cup of water. Drink this four to five times a day. 

Marshmallow Root
In a cup of water add one tablespoon of dried marshmallow root and boil it for ten minutes. Strain it and drink four cups a day. 

Ginger is perhaps the most effective and widely used remedy to cure sore throat. Chew thin slices of ginger for immediate relief. You can also prepare tea using crushed ginger and drink it throughout the day. Another method is to grind the ginger and take out the juice. To it mix a teaspoon of honey and drink it. 

Fenugreek (Methi)
In a liter of water, add two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. Put this and leave it to simmer for about half an hour. Strain and keep it for cooling. Use this water to gargle. 

Holy Basil
Holy basil is very effective in curing sore throat and cough. Crush around ten basil leaves and add it to a cup of water. Keep it for an hour and then strain. Drink this three to four times a day until the soreness is cured.

Mix one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle your throat. Do this every hour for immediate relief. 

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
The licorice herb is a very good herbal remedy. Drink licorice juice or chew some raw licorice for a soothing effect. You can also make tea using licorice powder and drink every couple of hours. 

Bishop's Weed (Ajwain)
Take a glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of bishop’s weed and a pinch of salt. Use this solution to gargle until the soreness disappears.

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