During winter season your body is under constant attack of viruses that make you feel terrible and helpless. Having sore throat can be painful and sometimes unbearable so instead of making an appointment with a doctor, you can try an easy and completely natural remedy that will help alleviate the pain.
Some of the major causes of this condition are viral, bacterial, or fungal infections; irritants like pollution, smoking, acid reflux, or dry air; excessive shouting; or some kind of allergic reaction. The common symptoms of sore throat are burning, scratchiness and pain. A sore throat is often accompanied by a headache, stomach ache, the common cold and swollen glands in the neck.
What to do to help yourself cure sore throat? Here is a homemade remedy that will help you defeat germs and breathe freely again. All the ingredients in the suggested homemade cure for sore throat have strong antibacterial properties. They protect the body and speed up the healing process.
Lemons are effective for soothing sore throat. It also functions as a great cough suppressant. When buying lemons, always choose juicy ones whose skin is as thin as possible in order to get a lot of lemon juice.
Honey is known for centuries as an effective remedy for easing sore throat and fighting infection. Olive oil reduces swelling and inflammation and is really helpful for all those having difficulties with breathing and swallowing. Most valuable is the extra virgin olive oil whose benefits are more than phenomenal.
Homemade Cure for Sore Throat
- 2 lemons
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
Squeeze the lemons to get the juice. Combine the lemon juice with the honey and olive oil and stir everything well until the three ingredients mix together. This dose is enough for 1 day. The next day you prepare another dose. Don’t prepare in advance for several days.
How to use it?
Take 2-3 tbsp. of the remedy every 2 hours. When you take the remedy, don’t swallow it immediately but hold it at the back of the throat for several seconds. Every time you take the remedy stir it well again. For most effective treatment it is highly recommended to take the remedy on empty stomach, usually 1 hour before a meal, or 2 hours after a meal.