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Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Updated on November 13, 2015

A sore throat (Pharyngitis) is a kind of disrupting inflammation of the affected tissues. Because of this, there will be a development of pus on the tonsil areas inside the throat. This kind of condition can affect anyone and it is a typical concern, regardless of the age of the sufferer.

Medically speaking, an inflamed throat manifests due to the presence of bacteria or viruses. In most cases, it bothers young children and teenagers and the inflammation remains for few days without proper treatment. For men who are suffering from this problem, the most common issue is due to tobacco smoking or allergies. When you experience this kind of painful sensation, it will not be easy to swallow what you eat or even difficulty when you drink water.

Whenever you experience this kind of annoying health condition, the good thing now is that you can discover a variety of different home remedies to eliminate the pain and discomfort. Of course, you do not have to spend much time because most of these solutions are inside your house already.

Prepare a black currant leaves gargling mixture

Remember that one of the best natural cures for a painful throat is to gargle constantly. When you suffer from this problem, you can create your own natural homemade gargling solution at home. Simply combine black currant leaves (chopped finely) in a cup of water then boil for few minutes. After straining the leaves, you can use the solution already to gargle while a bit hot for 1-2 minutes. For best result, repeat the process 2-3 times a day for at least 5 days. Definitely, an idea to gargle with this kind of natural treatment is one of the most effective ways to defeat the symptoms once you notice a minor sore in your throat.

Use pure tamarind powder to stop the pain

Another very effective gargling solution is by using pure tamarind powder. For the past years, many are using this type of beneficial solution in treating both minor to severe sore throats. By combining the powdered tamarind leaves and some of its bark, you can easily boil the mixture and create an effective solution for your aching throat. To avoid any inconvenience, make sure to remove any particles from the mixture that can irritate your throat as well.

Eliminate sore throat by steaming

This is a very simple home natural remedy for your uncomfortable or irritated throat. Besides curing the soreness, steaming through facial sauna is a remarkable approach to improve your beauty also. The procedure is easier because you only need to boil 3-4 cups of water, fill the bowl with the boiled water and then slowly position your face above the steaming water. You need to let the steam cover your facial area for at least 5-10 minutes and repeating the process 2-3 times until you start feeling relax. If you want a hotter steam, you can use a cloth to cover your head while facing the bowl. This kind of approach can help much in reducing the painful sensation of your throat to eliminate the soreness gradually.

Drink lime juice with pure honey

This kind of remedy does not just cure sore throat because it can also treat other health issues like runny nose, cough and cold. Remember that the Citric Acid of the lime juice is a powerful element in killing the bacteria inside the throat to eliminate the discomfort. Usually, you can combine pure honey with your lime juice to make it more effective in treating your sore throat naturally. Remember that this kind of home remedy beverage is the best alternative for water if you feel something itchy or soreness in your throat.

Drink pure pineapple juice

Besides drinking lime juice with honey, this is also a very effective natural treatment for an aching throat. When you drink pure pineapple juice, make sure that you drink in small amount without putting sugar and ice. This remedy can easily reduce the inflammation because of the powerful substances and vitamins from pineapple juice.

Although some individuals choose to visit a doctor immediately when they experience sore throats for the past couple of days, these mentioned home remedies are very useful in eliminating the pain on the throat. However, it is very important to determine the exact symptoms to avoid the condition from becoming worst.

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© 2015 Maria Karen Salazar


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      Larry Rankin 22 months ago from Oklahoma

      I will certainly put these techniques to the test this cold season.

      Thanks for the tips, and great hub.

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      FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

      Thank you for the tips.

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      Dianna Mendez 22 months ago

      Great tips on getting rid of a sore throat. I know they can be very painful. I have heard pineapple juice is very effective for this and coughing. Thanks for the education and information.