Ayurvedic Home Remedies For A Sore Throat
At one time or another almost everyone has had a sore throat. A sore throat is caused by irritation and inflammation of the throat and is most commonly due to a virus and to a lesser extent by bacteria. That said, if your sore throat lasts more than a few days or if it’s accompanied by fever, nausea, or abdominal pain, see a doctor.
Supports natural immunity; helps detoxify blood and promotes cellular regeneration
Cold Weather Defense
Supports the body’s natural defenses; helps remove toxins; useful as an all-season defense.
Common Causes of Sore Throat
- Viral infection
- Bacterial infection
- Fungal infection
Catch It Early – Gargle!
In order to catch your sore throat early, consider a gargle with turmeric and salt. According to Ayurveda, one of the simplest and most effective remedy for managing a sore throat is gargling. Therefore, gargle with 1 cup of hot water [not too hot that it burns] mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
This fast-acting throat formula cools and soothes the throat, and aids in removing impurities from the respiratory system.
These tasty, refreshing lozenges help remove impurities and soothe a dry, irritated throat.
“Throat Soothing Herbal Tea”
Steep 1 teaspoon of the following mixture in water for 5-10 mins.
Drink this throat soothing herbal tea up to 3 times a day.
- ginger [2 parts]
- cinnamon [2 parts]
- licorice [3 parts]
* Source: The Complete Book Of Ayurvedic Home Remedies
Ayurvedic Home Remedies For A Dry Cough & Sore Throat
“Honey is a natural home remedy for a dry cough, as it soothes the irritated tissue lining at the back of the throat. Depending on the severity of the cough, you can take a tablespoon of honey one to three times a day.”
Sore Throat + Common Cold
First and foremost, rest is the best remedy for the common cold. That said, make sure to get enough Vitamin C and there is no better source of Vitamin C than Amalaki. Amalaki is the indian gooseberry, the word “amla” means ‘sour’ and has a very high content of vitamin C.
Also consider taking 1 tablet or ½ tsp of neem at least 3x day.
After neem, mix about:
– 1/2 tsp sitopaladi
– 1 pinch pippali (or regular black pepper, if pippali not available)
– 1 tsp honey
Lick this mixture and avoid eating or drinking for at least ½ hr. You will notice a little bit of burning in your throat after you take this sitopaladi/pippali/honey mixture.
To improve natural resistance against cold; helps drain excess mucus from the sinuses
What To Eat?
There may be nothing more frustrating than eating a meal while experiencing a sore throat. During these moments, kitchari is a good choice. Kichari is easily digested allowing your body the energy for healing itself. Click Here – To Learn How To Easily Make Kitchari
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Foods to Avoid:
When you have a sore throat it may be best to avoid dairy:
- ice cream
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Lemon, Black Pepper & Salt:
1 tbsp lemon juice
Add ½ tsp black pepper powder
Add 1 pinch salt
Mix well then heat the mixture till it turns lukewarm
Consume once everyday
Black pepper, Salt and Cinnamon:
1 glass hot water
Add ½ tsp black pepper powder
Add 1 tsp salt
Add ½ tsp cinnamon powder
Allow it to rest till it turns lukewarm
Gargle with this mixture 2 times a day
Turmeric Immune Boosting Milk
“Drinking 1 cup of hot milk boiled with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric is also helpful for a sore throat.”
– Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician
Click Here – To Learn More Benefits Of Turmeric
Nature’s Greatest Antioxidant!!
Full-spectrum antioxidant: targets mind & nervous system
- 1000x more effective in eliminating free radicals (the root cause of aging) than vitamins C or E1
- powerful food for the brain
- significantly boosts immunity & vitality
- best taken with Amrit Nectar
This is strictly for educational purpose only and NOT considered medical advice. Always first seek the consultation of your primary care physician before considering any new health regimen.