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Friday, July 24, 2009

Sore Throat : Natural Home Remedies

Sore Throat refers to the inflammation of the pharynx or back of the throat. Sore throats usually occurs with a cold and cough or can be a result of swollen tonsils or an infection and irritation in the throat, which can sometimes lead to pain or ache in the ear. An irritating condition of the throat may range from the harmless to the serious problem.

1. Common cold
2. Influenza
3. Sinusitis
4. Measles
5. Diphtheria
6. Excessive smoking
7. Dry air, especially at night when you may sleep with your mouth open.

Symptoms of Sore Throat
1. Irritation of throat
2. Chills and fever
3. Pain in the throat
4. Swollen and tender lymph glands
5. Difficulty in swallowing

- Mango bark is effective in the treatment of a sore throat and other throat disorders. Its fluid, which is extracted by grinding, can be applied nearby with beneficial results and can also be used as a throat gargle. This gargle is made by mixing 10 ml of the fluid extract with 125 ml of water.
- The water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink or can also be used as a gargle. This is also effective natural remedy for sore throat.
- Cut an onion into strips, squeeze the spicy juice out, add one spoon of honey and drink right away.
- Mash one ginger root, add 1/3 cup of boiling water and one tablespoon of sugar. Drink when it's slightly warm.
- Mix an uncooked egg yolk, one tablespoon of sugar and one tablespoon of brandy or cognac. Swallow every 15 minutes.
- Eat 1 tablespoon of honey several times a day.
- Suck on lemon can also add sugar or honey.
- Blanch 2 teaspoons of fresh/ dry hyssop leaves to 3/4 cup of hot water; add 1 spoon of honey, gurgle and swallow.
- Immerse 1 whole pear in vinegar for one day, grain, filter and drink the liquid.
- 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.
- Take a glass of lukewarm water and add a teaspoon of black pepper, one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder into it. Drink this mixture in small sips.
- Take a teaspoon of bishop weed (ajwain),a pinch of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle with it. Repeat this twice a day till the throat infection is completely cured.
- A decoction of henna leaves can be used as a gargle.

- Fast on orange juice for few days depending on the severity of the condition.
- When severe conditions subside, the patient may adopt an all-fruit diet for 3-4 days. Thereafter, he may adopt a well balanced diet.

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