Home Remedies for Sore Throat for Adults
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1. Soup broth: Traditional soups might be good a sore throat, but a warm (not hot) broth can soothe the throat and go down easy.
2. Throat lozenges or cough drops: these stimulate saliva production which coats the throat and keeps it moist, easing sore throat pain on contact.
3. Salt water gargle: mix one teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounces of warm water. Gargle the mixture for 15 to 30 seconds, then spit it up. And one half-teaspoon baking soda with the salt water to stop bacteria as well.
4. Tea with honey: combine the soothing capabilities of honey, with the warmness of tea to ease your throat discomfort. Chamomile tea is preferred – one, for taste, and two, for it’s astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Add some lemon juice to your tea for an extra kick of vitamin C.
5. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen: these over-the-counter medications can reduce throat pain. Ask your doctor about these medication first if you have high blood pressure or any heart condition.
6. Licorice root: mixed with water to create a gargle solution, licorice root has been seen to soothe throats and reduce coughing – look into making licorice root tea!
7. Sage and Echinacea: according to one study, Echinacea/sage spray was just effective at soothing a sore throat as traditional over the counter throat sprays. Seen as a bit more of a preventative supplement, echinacea (by itself) can still be useful in treating your cough from the inside out – helping break up mucousy coughs and is a remedy for sore throats and even a runny nose.
8. Marshmallow root: a 2005 study found that an herbal cough syrup containing marshmallow root was effective in treating coughs due to colds and bronchitis.
9. Apple cider vinegar: while not the most pleasant way but a tablespoon can help. It contains acetic acids, which research shows is antimicrobial, meaning it affects pathogens that cause infections leading to cough.
10. Cayenne pepper: just mix a teaspoon with 8 ounces of water. While it sounds counter intuitive, cayenne peppers are packed with vitamins C and is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) as it coats and soothes your throat (after the initial burn). Along with treating sore throats, it can also help with a stuffy nose helping to break up the mucous in your nose and throat)
11. Essential oils: certain natural oils, like those of nutmeg, bergamot, and cypress, all contain camphene, which has a cooling, refreshing effect.