A sore throat is an infection that can be either viral or bacterial. It is most often caused by a contagious viral infection (such as influenza, cold or mononucleosis), although more serious throat infections can be caused by bacterial infection (like strep, mycoplasma or hemophilus). Bacterial sore throats respond well to antibiotics while viral infections are not. For viral infections, there are many natural remedies that you can take to cure a sore throat.
Common viruses, and even the viruses that cause mononucleosis (mono) and influenza, can cause sore throat. Some viruses can also produce blisters in the mouth and throat (“aphthous stomatitis”).
There are many drugs that the doctor can prescribe for sore throats but natural alternatives include gargling with warm water and salt, honey and ginger with hot water, drinking plenty of fluids, basil leaves in hot water, chamomile tea, grapefruit seed extract, hyssop seem effective as well. Sore throats are treated with also0 tonic herbal or natural paints and throat.
Lemon juice, honey and hot water – Now here’s a shot that will help soothe a sore throat. Add lemon juice (one lemon) some honey, a glass of warm water. Now you can drink this drink, it will help soothe your throat and make you feel better.
Add cayenne pepper teaspoon 1/2 cayenne pepper to 1 cup boiling water and stir well and gargle while mixture is very hot. This brings more circulation to the area and helps to stave off infection. For this formula, you can add 4 parts echinacea, 1 part garlic bulb, and 2 parts peppermint leaves to 1 part cayenne.
Combine ginger and lemon juice. Run in the throat without swallowing. Ginger cling to sides of the throat to provide temporary relief and a barrier to prevent damage caused by coughing. The acidic lemon juice will help to eliminate mucus.
Sage – Sage is another popular alternative medicine used to treat sore throat. Sage is beneficial in treating pharyngitis and other throat pains by reducing inflammation and protecting the lining of the mouth and throat.
Another way to keep the sore throat in emerging economies or get rid of sore throats that have already decided to do now is by eating dill pickles. Again the vinegar comes into the picture again. This way you can have the benefit of vinegar with something good to snack as well.
Just use the warmest water you can stand. Add at least one teaspoon of salt in a glass of water. Then gargle with a mouthful of warm salt water as long as possible. Spit it out. Gargling with salt water fresh. To do this, for about five minutes, or until the grant painful sore throat.
Now here’s a shot that will help soothe a sore throat. Add lemon juice (one lemon) some honey, a glass of warm water. You will feel much better instantly. In fact, I want to do, but I’ll put the lemon and honey in a chamomile tea.