I woke up the other morning with a slight sore throat. Determined not to let it get any worse, I asked my Catching Health Facebook friends if they could recommend any home remedies. Several obliged and I decided not to keep their suggestions all to myself!
Diana: Honey and lemon. Yummy and a natural bug killer!
Mary: Drink a tea of fresh sliced ginger root and lemon. Add honey if you need it sweetened. I chew on fresh ginger root but that’s not for everyone. Ginger Root is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Lemon packs a lot of Vitamin C. Also a garlic chicken soup with vegetables is good and nourishing for sore throats and colds. You can add ginger to the soup too and garlic is also a natural antibiotic.
Anita: Good old Vicks Vapo Rub at night, covered with a scarf if you can.
Marcia: At the first sign of scratchiness or a cold, I take elderberry tablets about 4x/day. During the winter I take 1/day for prevention. I do believe it helps strengthen the immune system.
Jennifer: Raw honey mixed with a shot of warm whiskey.
Top suggestion: Gargle!
Jennifer: Start gargling with warm salt water. Nip it in the bud.
Paula: My mother always says, “Gargle with warm water mixed with salt.”
Mary: Gargle with warm water and apple cider vinegar.
Kathleen: I’ve mixed a crushed-up aspirin with warm water and then gargled with that. It’s helped me a lot in the past.
Which remedy helped my sore throat?
I gargled with salt and I gargled with aspirin and my husband made me chicken, lemon, garlic and ginger soup. (I know, he’s a keeper) I slept all night and woke up feeling much better. Thanks for the remedies everyone.
What do you do at the first sign of a sore throat?
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