An important meeting in the morning or you’re heading to your favorite place for a much-awaited holiday and you wake up to find that you have a sore throat and you can barely swallow anything. Terrible isn’t it? Well, sore throats are common and most annoying.
Here are few effective Ayurvedic remedies to fight the infection and soothe the sore throat –
- Gargle with Saltwater
One of the oldest and the most effective remedies for sore throat recommended by Ayurveda is gargling twice or thrice a day with salt water. Salt has amazing anti-bacterial properties and it will help rinse away the bacteria and reduce the inflammation.
Known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, Ayurveda recommends Honey as an effective remedy for sore throat. A teaspoon of honey before bedtime or a decoction of ginger, honey and a squeeze of lime mixed with warm water is very effective in treating sore throat.
A well-known herb that’s been long used in Ayurveda, Garlic is excellent for treating a sore throat or respiratory tract infections. It encompasses a compound called allicin that can kill the bacteria and reduce the infection. Take a clove of garlic and place it between your cheek and teeth and suck on it. Juices of the herb will do magic to your sore throat.
- Licorice Root Tea
Licorice is a famous herb in Ayurveda. Having Licorice tea (boil 1 teaspoon of Licorice root to two cups of water for about five to ten minutes) for two or three times a day will help in reducing sore throat.
Gingerols, one of the main components in ginger herb, comprises of analgesic or painkilling properties. A cup of ginger tea not only reduces the throat pain but also helps in decreasing mucus.
- Turmeric milk
Another effective home remedy recommended by Ayurveda for throat infection is having a glass of turmeric milk. It is not only known to treat a sore throat but also helps in reducing cold and coughs.
Though the above-mentioned remedies are generally effective, meet an Ayurvedic Physician if your sore throat lasts for more than 3 to 4 days.