Home Remedies For Sore Throat & Natural Gargles!

Having a sore throat can really ruin your day and appetite! that’s why I’m here to tell you some effective home remedies for sore throat that I personally tried and I can guarantee its effectiveness!

However today, I’m going to focus on some specific home remedies for sore throat and it’s an old traditional way. Yes, you’ve guessed it! Gargles!

Over the years and with many studies and researches, gargles proved that it could efficiently kill any germs that are causing the sore throat. There’s no doctor that doesn’t recommend gargles as one of the home remedies for sore throat.

Here Are 8 Home Remedies For Sore Throat (Gargles):

Now it’s time to try any of these natural gargles that I personally tried to relieve your sore throat.

1.  Honey, Ginger & Lemon Mix:Home Remedies For Sore Throat -Sore-throat-2

This is a triple-edged weapon against a sore throat due to the following reasons:

Honey: It is an effective cough suppressant and soothes a sore throat. Also, we all know that honey is famous for its ability to help us fight bacterial infection and lessen the risk of fever. Moreover, it evens out the spice of the ginger & the tartness of the lemon.

Ginger: it’s all about how spicy it is, so it makes you sweat releasing the toxins in your body. It’s really amazing for anyone having a sore throat, flu or cold.

Lemon: When you hear the word lemon or oranges, the one thing that comes to your mind is it high content of Vitamin C! Well, you that right! Lemons also calm down any soreness, swelling or inflammation.

How can you prepare this gargle?

First of all, prepare 1/2 cup of hot water, squeeze in 1/2 lemon, add 1 teaspoon of ginger and 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix it all up until the honey dissolves.

2. Salt And Water:

The best gargle since the ancient times is salt and water gargle. However, you need to make sure that you don’t swallow it. The role of salt here is to reduce the swelling and relieve any feeling of discomfort.

Also, the salt neutralizes the acids in your throat, promote faster healing & relieves any burning sensation in your throat.

How can you prepare this gargle?

All you got to do is get a glass of water (make sure it is as hot as your mouth can tolerate since cold water is not effective!). Then, mix in a ¼ teaspoon of salt.

Bonus tip:

If you have Listerine around, add one tablespoon to the glass of water and salt for extra germ-killing effects.

3. Lemon and Water:Home Remedies For Sore Throat -2

In the first gargle, we mentioned how important lemon is for treating a sore throat. Briefly, it has lots of Vitamin C and helps you relieve any soreness in your throat.

How can you prepare this gargle?

Squeeze a fresh lemon until you gather a teaspoonful of lemon juice. Add the lemon juice in a warm cup of water. The lemon and water gargle is one of the most effective home remedies for sore throat you can come across.

All you basically need is half a lemon and your gargle is ready!

4.  Hot Sauce and Water:

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Okay, you might be thinking your throat is already sore, will subjecting it to hot sauce soothe the pain?!

Yes! Definitely, hot sauce or hot peppers help in relieving any sore throat pain and reduces the inflammation, too.

How can you prepare this gargle?

If you got hot sauce in the kitchen, then add a few shakes of hot sauce in a cup of slightly hot water.

You can also you ground cayenne pepper (5 shakes) and add them to a cup of warm water.

5. Turmeric and Water:Home Remedies For Sore Throat -Sore-throat-3

Another one of our top rated home remedies for sore throat is turmeric, which works as a powerful antioxidant. Lots of doctors and scientists believe that turmeric is a powerful natural ingredient that can fight off many kinds of germs and bacteria.

How can you prepare this gargle?

We’re going to combine the salt and water gargle in this one. So, all you need is 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Then, mix them up in hot water.

6.Tomato Juice:Home Remedies For Sore Throat -3

Generally, tomatoes can offer you a temporary relief from any soreness you’re feeling. It just reduces the swelling and inflammation for a short period of time.

How can you prepare this gargle?

To make the tomato juice more effective, here’s what you need to do. Add 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed tomato juice, 10 drops of hot pepper sauce & 1/2 cup of hot water. By adding the hot pepper sauce, you’re adding up to its effectiveness and the tomato will neutralize the spice.

7.  Green Tea:

Who doesn’t know how amazing green tea is for curing lots of things? Well, I’ll tell you this, green tea naturally fights any bacterial infection in your body and, of course, in your throat. It can really help relieve any soreness in your throat.

How can you prepare this gargle?

Prepare a nice hot green tea drink, and instead of drinking it this time, use it as a gargle.

8.  Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt:

Last but not least, a powerful natural gargle for your throat by combining both salt and apple cider vinegar. Now, we’ve already talked about how salt helps in relieving your sore throat. However, apple cider vinegar can actually kill any germs in your throat, because no bacteria can stand its acidity. you’ll give your throat a nice acidic coat to fight off any bacteria there.

How can you prepare this gargle?

Mix 1/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, and one tablespoon of salt. You can use this gargle every four hours for the best recovery from a sore throat.

These were the 8 home remedies for sore throat that are all natural yet very effective. If you have any recommendations on how to treat sore throat, leave a comment and share with us your experience!

Have a healthy blessed day! Cheers!