Don’t you hate it when you start to feel a sore throat coming on? Sometimes it’s scratchy. Sometimes it’s lumpy. I don’t know about you, but at the slightest hint, I try to stop a sore throat in its tracks. A while ago, I turned to my Catching Health Facebook friends and asked them to recommend their favorite home remedies.
Here’s what they gave me. Next time you have a sore throat, I’m sure that one will work for you!
Home remedies for a sore throat
Fran: Honey and Lemon, of course.
Diana: Honey and lemon. Yummy and a natural bug killer!
Mary: Drink a tea of fresh sliced ginger root and lemon. Add honey if you need it sweetened. I chew on fresh ginger root, but that’s not for everyone. Ginger Root is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Lemon packs a lot of Vitamin C. Also a garlic chicken soup with vegetables is good and nourishing for sore throats and colds. You can add ginger to the soup too and garlic is also a natural antibiotic.
Staci: Throat coat tea!
Anita: Good old Vicks Vapo Rub at night, covered with a scarf if you can.
Marcia: At the first sign of scratchiness or a cold, I take elderberry tablets about 4x/day. During the winter, I take 1/day for prevention. I do believe it helps strengthen the immune system.
Jennifer: Raw honey mixed with a shot of warm whiskey.
Paula: My mother always says to gargle with warm water mixed with salt.
Mary: Gargle with warm water and apple cider vinegar.
Jennifer: Start gargling with warm salt water. Nip it in the bud.
Kathleen: I’ve mixed a crushed-up aspirin with warm water and then gargled with that. It’s helped me a lot in the past.
Which home remedy works for me?
I suck on zinc lozenges and my husband makes me chicken, lemon, garlic and ginger soup. (I know, he’s a keeper.) I also try to get extra sleep to help boost my immune system.
Thanks for the remedies everyone!