Got a sore throat that’s giving you grief? There are several remedies from your own home that can help you conquer the pain. Take a look:
- Warm Compress: place a warm compress on the outside of your throat.
- Pomegranate Drink: boil some pomegranate rinds and drink as a tea.
- Cayenne Pepper:
Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to 1 cup of boiling water; stir well and gargle while mixture is very warm. This brings more circulation to the area and helps draw away the infection. To this formula you can add 4 parts Echinacea, 1 part garlic bulb, and 2 parts peppermint leaves to 1 part cayenne.
- Mustard: grind 1 tablespoon of mustard seed and mix it together with the juice of half a lemon, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of clear honey and 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Let this mixture sit covered for 15 minutes and then use to gargle.
- Honey/Apple Cider Vinegar: mix together 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup of honey. Take 1 tablespoon every 4 hours.
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