Sore throats are painful, especially when you first wake up in the morning. If you have any telltale signs of a sore throat, learn how to relieve sore throat at home before it gets any worse with these natural remedies! Viral infection in the throat usually goes away by itself in a few days’ time without visiting the doctor. Find out the various ways you can alleviate the pain in your throat through these natural remedies below.

Honey

Honey has natural antibacterial properties that can speed up healing for sore throats. Add two tablespoons of honey to your favourite tea or a warm glass of water and stir well. Drink to help ease the soreness in your throat. For better quality honey, opt for manuka honey. They are more expensive and considered one of the best types of honey for its high antibacterial property and also good for healing wounds. Besides that, manuka honey helps in digestion as well. Other than drinking honey, you can also eat a tablespoon of manuka honey for sore throat.

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Traditional Chinese Herbs

Visit your nearest Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) stores for herbal tea for a sore throat! Some of them include Luo Han Guo, Chrysanthemum and more! The benefit of a Luo Han Guo drink includes dissipating internal heat in the body, coughs and treating sore throat. Break off a small piece of the fruit and let it steep in hot water for 10 minutes. Strain out the piece of the fruit and it’s ready to be served. 

Alternatively, purchase sore throat relief tablets from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for faster relief. Look out for Herba Rabdosiae Rucescentis (Dong Ling Cao) under the ingredient lists when choosing sore throat relief medicine. Herba Rabdosiae Rucescentis (Dong Ling Cao) is one of the more notable herbs which is effective for sore throats. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and pain-relieving effects that can reduce internal heat, inflammation and swelling. You can purchase sore throat relief tablets at AllLinkMedical. Take 3-5 tablets, 3 times per day for adults. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Like honey, apple cider vinegar contains antibacterial properties – acetic acid which helps to fight bacteria. Not only does it help in sore throat, drinking apple cider vinegar has many other health benefits too, reducing cholesterol, weight loss and also lower blood sugar levels. Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and honey for taste!

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Ginger Root Tea

Ginger has anti-inflammatory effects that may help relieve sore throat. Make you own fresh ginger root tea with 4 simple ingredients – fresh ginger root, water, 1 tablespoon of honey and some lemon juice. Slice the ginger and put them into boiling water. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Add a tablespoon of honey and lemon juice and stir well. The tea is ready to be served!

Saltwater

Add some salt into a glass of warm water. Not only does warm water help soothes the throat, but salt also helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. For best effect, gargle every three hours.