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Natural Cures For Sore Throat

Posted by on Friday, May 29, 2009, 15:11
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A sore throat is one of those symptoms that cries out in a scratchy, weak voice, of course for home treatments. Here are some sore throat natural cures :

Salt water
Warm salt water is actually on of the best treatments for a sore throat. Bacteria make the throat more acidic, and salt water helps restore the natural acid balance throat. For the record, 1/4 teaspoon of salt for each half cup of water gargled several times a day seems to work best.

Zinc
Zinc may actually help end your sore throat by knocking out your cold. A study found students who tool zinc had colds that lasted less than five days, compared with the more usual nine days. They also had less severe nasal congestion, runny nose and coughing.

Apple vinegar
Combine a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an eight ounce glass of room temperature distilled water for use as a gargle.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Gargling with hydrogen peroxide is like giving your throat a massage and is a good sore throat natural cures . You get a release of bubbles, it is effervescent, it is soothing, it even takes away some of the bad odor by oxygenating the tissues, killing some of the bacteria. Use a three percent hydrogen peroxide solution mixed with water four times a day. Spit it right out.

Cloves
Many times sore throats are due to dryness. You have got to swallow. And bathing the dry tissues with excessive mucus generated by cloves make quite good sense.

Hyssop
Hyssop tea has a long history as a soothing herb, it even appears in the bible. Modern herbal experts say that hyssop contains substances that can loosen phlegm and ease coughing, both of which can contribute to a sore throat.

Ginger
The ginger in the ginger ale also may be helping. Herbal experts have found that ginger helps kill flu viruses and may increase the immune system’s ability to fight infection.

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