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12 Home Remedies For Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is commonly known as sore throat. It causes soreness, scratchiness, and pain in the throat. Pharyngitis can curable though it is acute and takes less than a week to control. Severe Pharyngitis lasts for several weeks. The disease is due to a viral infection such as common cold virus and a fungal or bacterial infection. The following are the risk factors; the flu or cold, frequent sinus infections, smoking and dry air. Most Pharyngitis cases got over within a week without any medical assistance.

Here Are 12 Home Remedies For Pharyngitis

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is best remedy because of its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal powers to control the issue. In a glass filled with warm water add few TSPs of ACV. Add honey and have it. Try this remedy two times in a day to get best results. Try another option also. Take 1 TSP of salt, I TSP of ACV, and 1 cup of warm water. Make a gargle solution and use the solution every 15 minutes to clear the symptoms [1].

apple cider vinegar

2. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is another remedy for sore throat, because of its anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial qualities. It also aids in reduction in pain and swelling around the throat. Mix ½ TSP of cayenne pepper with hot water. Add a few drops of lemon juice and gargle with the solution few times at regular intervals in the day. Take ¼ TSP of cayenne pepper, honey, lemon juice and mix them with hot water. Drink the solution few times in a day, until you feel better [2].

Cayenne Pepper

3. Salt Water

Salt water is an effective solution for sore throat. Salt helps in the removal of virus causing bacteria. Take hot water and mix 3 TSP of salt or sea salt. Put the solution in the mouth and don’t swallow the solution. Spit it after 10 minutes of gargling. Try this several times for 2 days.

Salt Water

4. Honey

Honey has the same qualities like ACV, and cayenne pepper. The qualities make honey a wonderful home remedy to control the issue. Studies also confirmed the worthiness of honey. Take equal amounts of ACV and honey. Take 1 TSP from the mixture whenever you require. There is other option also. In one cup of warm water add 1 TSP of honey and half a cup of lemon juice. Consume the drink at regular intervals during the day till you see improvements.


5. Turmeric

Turmeric is an effective remedy to control throat issue, because of its antiviral, anti-bacterial qualities. In glass of hot water add a few TSP of turmeric powder. Add salt to the solution and drink the solution. You can also use hot milk instead of hot water.


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6. Ginger

Ginger has the same qualities like turmeric. It helps in relieving of swelling due to various infections. Take some ginger pieces and peel the skin. Now slice it to small pieces and put them in water and boil for a few minutes. Now, filter the solution and add lemon juice or honey. Drink the solution to get relief from itching and soreness due to Pharyngitis [3].


7. Garlic

To get instant results take a few garlic cloves and put them in water. Let boil them for a few minutes. Now, steep the solution for a few minutes and filter the solution. Drink at regular intervals to get relief from Pharyngitis. Follow the remedy for two days. Garlic has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial qualities to get rid of Pharyngitis [4].


8. Steam

In this, let boil two liters of water and add essential oils like pepper mint oil. Let cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapor that comes from the hot water. The vapor clears the nasal passage apart from giving relief from Pharyngitis.


9. Fluids

During Pharyngitis takes fluids as you require. The fresh intake of water help in the removal of al toxins from your body, apart from controlling builds up of new infections. Make sure you consume water or fluids till your condition improve. The fluids or water help the throat to remain in moisturized condition.


10. Basil

Take a vessel and add tulsi or basil, ginger, coriander seeds, jaggery and pepper. Let boil it for a few minutes and drink the mixture after it cools [5].


11. Licorice Root

Licorice root is useful in  sore throats. It is proved now when it is mixed with water to develop a gargle solution [6].

Licorice Root

12. Slippery Elm

Slippery elm has an inbuilt mucus type substance. When it is mixed with water, this substance develops a gel. Add a cup of warm water to the gel and have it to get relief from Pharyngitis [7].

Slippery Elm

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