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Gale Ki Khich Khich? 6 Home Remedies For Your Sore Throat

As we transition from the cold winters into the scorching summer season, the seasonal changes are dominated by allergies, cough, cold, and fever. And when you suddenly catch a cold, a sore throat isn’t too far behind. Often persistent and stubborn, it may be a challenge for you to treat itt, if it is accompanied with a severe cold and cough, and fever. But not if you know of some home remedies jo gale ki khich khich minuteon mein gayab kar de. 

Know more about 6 desi nuskhe that treat sore throat effectively. 

1. Shahed (Honey)

This is one kitchen ingredient that is usually always readily available. You have it with bread at breakfast or add a few drops of it into lemon water, or introduce it to the delicious Honey Chilli Potato and similar other starters. However, the benefits of honey go far beyond being a healthy alternative for sugar. Studies have shown that it is one of the most effective home remedies for throat soreness as a result of it being rich in antibiotics and the anti-histamine called diphenhydramine. Not just throat soreness, it is recommended for relieving infects in acute upper respiratory tract as well. However, take care not to offer to children below the age of 1 year as it is likely to cause infant botulism.

2. Gargle With Warm Saltwater

A pinch of salt in warm water is one of the most time-tested natural remedies for sore throat. Warm water weaves magic in breaking down secretions and killing allergy-causing bacteria. This aids in soothing irritations and controlling inflammations that are typical to sore throat, keeping the throat clear of phlegm. To be precise, add half a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and gargle with it. Do this once every hour and bid goodbye to sore throat in no time. 

3. Gargle With Baking Soda

Similar to gargling with saltwater, this natural remedy too offers the same benefits. It kills bacteria and viruses that are the root cause of sore throat and also prevents the growth of fungi. Add ¼ tsp of baking soda and ⅛ tsp of salt to a cup of warm water and gargle. It is usually advised that you do this 3 to 4 times a day to treat whooping cough, strep throat, and diphtheria – all which cause sore throat. Healthcare practitioners also often recommend that you follow this up with rinsing your mouth with fresh water. 

4. Methi (Fenugreek)

A favourite among Indian households, the seeds of this herbal plant are consumed in different forms. You can chew on them, add its oil to your skin, or drink it with tea, to make the most of their health benefits. Apart from relieving menstrual pain, it is known for killing bacteria that cause inflammation and irritation and is also an efficient anti-fungal. Which makes them a great natural cure for sore throat. Include them in your diet in all its forms and in great frequency to cure allergy-induced sore throat.

5. Lehsun (Garlic)

Garlic comprises a compound called allicin that is closely associated with fighting off bacterial infections due to its antimicrobial properties. Yet another favourite kitchen ingredient – a spice that completes a host of our traditional dishes, the root is known for its pungent flavour and zing. In terms of its health benefits, it effectively treats respiratory tract infections that manifest through sore throat. Eat it in its raw form to make the most of its antimicrobial properties, which is beneficial for alleviating sore throat. Suck or chew on a clove of garlic and then brush your teeth thoroughly, to protect them from enzymes that may lead to poor oral health and also prevent foul odour.

6. Peppermint

Peppermint is known for containing anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties as a result of it being rich in a compound called menthol. This works its magic in thinning mucus that is the side-effect of sore throats and coughs. Although peppermint is easily available in the form of flavoured tea and mints for refreshing your breath, growing the herb at one is a better alternative, so you can make the most of its health benefits for sore throat in its purest form. Dry some peppermint leaves in boiled water and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Next, strain the leaves off the water and let it sit fr sometime for it to cool down slightly. Add this in tea or bottle it in diluted form for use as a spray to relieve sore throat. For the spray, mix food-grade peppermint oil with about 30 grams of a plant-based oil like liquid coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil. And, voila, you’re all ready to treat your sore throat from its roots.

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