Sore throat remedies

Six herbal gargle remedies for sore throat & cold

Sore throat cause lot of irritation and cough. It makes eating and swallowing worse. Sore throat generally is due to viral infection (Pharyngitis). Sore throat caused by Pharyngitis virus is easy to get rid of and many times it resolves on its own. Whereas Streptococcal infection of throat caused by bacteria, requires treatment as it also brings fever in most cases.

Symptoms of sore throat:

  • Scratchy, itchy throat
  • Pain in throat
  • Pain while swallowing and talking
  • Sore swollen gland in neck as well as jaw.
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Harsh voice, sometimes one may temporarily lose voice.

Symptoms of sore throat due to infection: Fever, runny nose, sneezing, headache, body ache, vomiting, nausea and cough.

When to see doctor? Too much body pain, joint pain, fever, cough, headache, vomiting, continuous cough – when any one of these symptoms does not come to control then see doctor for further treatment. Apart from regular salt water gargling there are few herbs that does wonder for sore throat pain and cold… Read further

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Sage water gargle for sore throat:

Sage water gargle

Licorice root water gargle:

Licorice root gargle

Lemon & salt water gargle:

Lemon & salt water gargle

Thyme water gargle: 

Thyme water for sore throat

Marshmallow root water gargle:

Marshmallow root for sore throat

Ginger-salt water gargle:

Ginger water for sore throat

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 5, 2019

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One Comment on “Six herbal gargle remedies for sore throat & cold”

  1. Very interesting article. A sore throat can be really irritating- I didn’t know that a mix of ginger and salt water helps cure it. Once when I got a severe throat infection, I was given an antibiotic and told by my doctor to do salt water gargle. It worked well.

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