Natural Soothing Sore Throat Remedies

There are many solutions for a sore throat out there, from over-the-counter products that numb your throat to antibiotics if you have a case of strep throat. However, if you don’t want to make a trip to the doctor (or the store), and your sore throat isn’t severe (like strep can be), then you might want to see if a remedy is already right at home.

There are number of sore throat remedies that can provide temporary relief from the soreness of an angry throat. Some work on their own or in combination with other ingredients, but they’re generally safe for everyone (with the exception of some). Here are 13 to try…

1. Honey

This naturally-made product is not only great as a sugar alternative for your coffee or tea, it can also help calm down an inflamed throat. Not only does it have the ability to fight infection and provide pain relief on its own, honey can also make other (less palatable) remedies go down easier, notes Medical News Today.

The source explains that honey can be combined with warm water and apple cider vinegar, which we’ll also get to. There are a couple of warnings attached to honey, however: it shouldn’t be given to infants because they can’t handle the spores sometimes found in honey, and those controlling their sugar and carb intake may want to look elsewhere because honey contains much of both.

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Jeff Hayward

Jeff Hayward

Jeff has more than 15 years of experience writing professionally about health, travel and the arts among other subjects. He continuously looks to improve his own overall health through exercise, diet and mindfulness. He is also a proud stay-at-home dad that loves taking photographs both professionally and as a hobby.

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