How to Make a Simple Remedy for Sore Throat?
Everyone gets a sore throat (pharyngitis) from time to time. Often, it can be the first sign of a cold and can be the result of the drainage of mucus from the nose. It can also be due to a viral or bacterial infection, overuse, environmental factors, allergies, or tonsillitis. These different causes may need different treatments. There are simple and effective home remedies you can used to immediately ease the discomfort of a sore throat. This can make it easier for you to rest and let your body fight off the underlying cause.
Using a Steam Treatment
Heat some water on the stove. Inhaling steam, especially when combined with herbs, is a great way to soothe your throat. To start , put about two inches (about 5 cm) of water in a pot. Put the pot on the stove and turn on the heat.
Add some herbs. Add 1 teaspoon each of thyme and oregano. Then add just a small pinch of cayenne pepper.
Bring the mixture to a boil. Let the mixture come to vigorous boil. Then, remove the pot from the heat.
Breathe in the steam. Drape a towel over your head and the pot. This will help keep the steam from escaping. Then, start taking deep breaths, breathing in the steam through both your nose and mouth.
Making a Poultice
Brew some herbal tea. A poultice is a moist substance used for treating inflammation. In this case, your poultice will be a cloth soaked in herbal tea. Brew a large pot of tea. You will need three to four cups. Any of the following work well:
Soak a towel in the tea. Fold a long towel width-wise and soak it in the hot tea as soon as it is cool enough to touch. When fully saturated, remove from the pot. Wring out excess liquid.
Wrap the towel around your neck. Wrap the warm towel around your neck and leave it there until it cools.
Reheat the towel and repeat as needed. Heat the tea up again and repeat the process to keep the towel warm. You can repeat this as many times as you want during the day.
Gather your ingredients. To make your own all-natural throat lozenges, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients:
½ teaspoon marshmallow root powder
½ cup slippery elm bark powder
¼ cup filtered water
Two tablespoons of honey (medicinal honey is best, but any honey will work)
Heat some water on the stove. In a small saucepan, heat the water on your stove.
Add marshmallow root. Dissolve the marshmallow root powder into the hot water. Stir if necessary.
Mix the marshmallow water with honey. Pour the honey into a glass measuring cup. Then, add the hot marshmallow water until you’ve got a total of a ¼ cup of liquid in the measuring cup.
Mix in the slippery elm bark. Pour the slippery elm bark powder into a mixing bowl and hollow out a small well in the pile of powder. Then, pour the honey/marshmallow mixture into the this well.
Form the mixture into lozenges. Using your fingers, create small, oblong lozenges with the mixture. They should be about the size of a grape.
Wrap up the lozenges. When dry, wrap each lozenge in a small piece of waxed paper or parchment paper.
Drinking Herbal Tea
Buy some tea. Many herbal teas help soothe a sore throat. Some also have properties that may help your body combat the cause of the problem. These can be found in many grocery stores and any natural food store.
Make it from scratch. If you can’t find prepared teas containing these ingredients, you can also make them from loose or powdered herbs.
Use about one level teaspoon per cup of tea.
Add honey to your tea. Honey helps coat and soothe the throat. It also has antibacterial and vulnerary (wound healing) properties.
Add lemon to your herbal tea. The acidic properties of lemon help break up the mucus that is irritating your throat.
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