Itchy and sore throats are some of the most common complaints, especially in the winter months, which can negatively affect the ability to speak and well-being. Although, in general, and unless we have a fever or an infection, a sore throat does not have major consequences, it is uncomfortable and painful. With the arrival of the coronavirus and its ravages, as well as the presence of this season’s own viruses, these symptoms also become frequent. Relieving them can be simple with pharmacological remedies, but there are also very effective natural solutions .We tell you the best.

NATURAL REMEDIES SORE THROAT

HONEY AND LEMON
These two ingredients have been used in any home to relieve throat discomfort, we would say that they are ‘grandmother’s remedies’. In addition to being two ingredients with antibacterial properties , they have antiseptic and moisturizing properties that are ideal for itchy throats.
To prepare this natural solution we only need to squeeze the lemon juice and heat it, gradually adding the honey and dissolving it in it. Take it every morning on an empty stomach , in addition to relieving itching and restoring well-being in the throat, thanks to vitamin C , you will also help strengthen your immune system.

LICORICE

Licorice is another of the natural productswhich can be a great ally to help us with itchy throat . Sucking this plant relieves throat irritation and reduces nervous cough. There are studies that show its balsamic effect on the respiratory tract.
Take it as an infusion by dissolving the licorice extract, around ten drops , in a hot cup, to drink when the mixture is lukewarm.

ONION AND GARLIC

It is well known that both onion and garlic have many properties that relieve cough due to their expectorant and decongestant effects.If you turn them into a drink, it would not only hydrate your throat (thereby reducing irritation and the symptoms that afflict it), but it would also helpeliminate the pathogenic agents that caused the disease.
It is about putting onion and chopped garlic in a container with water to boil, for at least five minutes . Let it rest for a few minutes and drink it.

STEAM

The hot steam helps to moisten the throat and lubricate it. We can do steam inhalations, heating water directly in a container and tilting the head forward to breathe in the hot steam .
If we have menthol to dissolve, we can add it to the boiling water, practice inhalations, or put the container in the room we are in, to humidify the environment.In addition, the menthol will help relieve throat itching and irritation.

SALT WATER

Gargling several times a day with warm salt water allows the water to absorb water from the cells of the mucous membrane, which are inflamed during constipation.
Just half a tablespoon of salt in a glass of water. Half a minute is more than enough. Do not do it more than twice a day or you will get the opposite effect.

SODIUM BICARBONATE

This remedy is recommended by doctors to reduce inflammation of the throat. It consists of gargling with a mixture of half a cup of warm water and half a tablespoon of baking soda . repeat itthree times a day.

SAGE INFUSION

The antiseptic and antispasmodic properties of sage help reduce cough and soothe throat irritation . To prepare this infusion, crush dried sage leaves and add them little by little to a cup of boiling water. Let them sit for about 6 minutes and strain them.

GINGERGinger can reduce inflammation of the
throat , relieving pain and congestion. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which can help relieve a sore throat . Prepare the infusion by adding the gingerto the cup with the boiling water. Let it sit for 5 minutes , strain and drink.

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