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Sore throat is a very common problem that most of the people suffer. It happens due to swelling in the pharynx tube. Along with soreness it can also be painful and irritating. This causes difficulty in consuming food and liquid.


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A sore throat is commonly accompanied with common cold, headache and puffy glands in the neck. Thus it makes you feel uncomfortable and interrupts your daily activities.


Causes of Sore Throat:


  1. Pollution
  2. bacteria and viruses
  3. allergies
  4. common cold
  5. viral infection



8 Home Remedies for Sore Throat:


1. Salt water gargle:


Whenever you suffer from sore throat, gargle with warm salt water it will help to minimize the swollen cells and reduces the throat irritation and pain also. Take one cup of water and heat it until it is warm (that you can put in your mouth not very hot). Add half teaspoon table salt and mix it well. Now gargle. Gargling at least three times all over the day will help you to get relief faster.



2. Honey and lemon:


Take a cup of warm water and mix juice of half lemon in it. Now add one teaspoon of raw honey to it and sip it. Sip this mixture 5-6 times throughout the day. This will help to shrink the inflamed tissues and changes the pH balance of your throat.



3. Chewing garlic:


Chewing raw garlic can help you to cure sore throat due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Eating raw garlic clove daily helps to prevent sore throat as it assists in killing the bacteria causing sore throat.



throat4. Peppermint:


You can apply peppermint oil on your sore throat to get relief due to its anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Peppermint contains menthol in it, which helps to bony mucus and calms your sore throat and cough.



5. Hydration:


You should drink large amount of water or fluids to keep your body hydrated during sore throat as sometimes sore throat is accompanied by fever which can also cause dehydration.



6. Clove:


Clove has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties which help you to get rid of sore throat pain and irritation. It acts as pain killer that is helps to reduce throat pain and also kills the bacteria. Put one or two clove in your mouth. When it becomes soft then chew it.



7. Apple cider vinegar:


Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial property which helps to treat your sore throat. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation. Take one cup of warm water and add one spoon of apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon in it. Mix them properly and drink it slowly. Drink this mixture 2-3 times throughout the day to get the relief.



8. Chamomile tea:


Chamomile tea is a herbal tea having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps you to get rid of sore throat and its irritation due to it. Take one cup of water and boil it. Now add two tablespoon of dried chamomile buds in it and cover it. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Now filter out the chamomile tea and drink it warm to get relief.

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