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Sore Throat Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Sore Throat
Medical Name
Hindi Name
Gala Khrab, Gale Mein Khrash
Sore Throat Symptoms
Sore Throat
Dryness in Throat
Swelling of Tonsils
Irritation of Throat
Inflammation Of Throat
Difficulty in swallowing or Breathing

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Sore Throat is a disease of the Throat.
The inflammation or irritation of the throat is Sore Throat.
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the Pharynx.
It results in swelling of the tonsils and causes difficulty in swallowing and or breathing.
Sore Throat is may a sign of other Disorders like Cold, Flu, Problem in Neck Glands and Earache.

Causes of Sore Throat
Common Cold
Mild Diarrhea
Gastroesophageal reflux
Environmental conditions
Bacterial or Viral infections
Infection of Respiratory Tract
Sudden change in body temperature

If not treated properly, Sore Throat may cause
Ear Infection
Heart Disease
Kidney Problems
Rheumatic fever
Painful Swallowing

Your best bet is, Liquorice, Andiroba and Balsam Fir, in that order.
A visit to the Doctor is a must.

Herbs not only give you relief, but also strengthen your immune system. It increases the capability of the immune system to fight against infections.

Note 1 : The moment you feel some irritation in the throat, take immediate action. Wet your handkerchief. Squeeze it hard. It should remain moist but not wet. Wrap it around your neck. It will give you immediate relief. The steam of the body will heat the throat. It will be irritable. Bear it.

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Materia Medica for Sore Throat

Single Herb

Acacia Nilotica ( Babool ) for Sore Throat

Chew a small portion of gum.
OR : Boil one tablespoon crushed Acacia Nilotica ( Babool ) bark in a glass of water. Add some Rocksalt and gargle.

Cabbage for Sore Throat

Take the juice of White Cabbage. Gargle Thrice a day.

Woad Leaf for Sore Throat

Prepare a tea of Woad Leaf. Take it twice a day.

Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ) for Sore Throat

Make a paste of One tablespoon Black Pepper Powder with equal quantity of sugar and Ghee. Take this before retiring and do not drink water after this.

Cubeb for Sore Throat

Roast some Cubebs. Powder them. Take a pinch with honey twice a day.

Lime juice for Sore Throat

Make mixture of half teaspoon honey and half teaspoon of lemon juice. Take it after every 2-3 hours.

Basil ( Tulsi ) for Sore Throat

Take the extract of Basil leaves. Add Honey. Lick it after every 3-4 hours.

Fenugreek ( Methi ) for Sore Throat

Take 6 cups of water. Add 2 tablespoon of Fenugreek seeds. Boil it on low flame for 20 mins. Cool it. Strain. Gargle with it 2 -3 times a day.
OR : Mix 1 teaspoon each of Fenugreek seed powder, lemon juice and honey. Drink it twice a day. You can also drink Fenugreek tea twice a day to get a complete cure from Sore Throat.

Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi ) for Sore Throat

Take seeds of Green Cardamom (chhoti illaichi) . Mix 1 tablespoon honey. Lick everyday

Garlic ( Lehsun ) for Sore Throat

Sore throat is caused by flu or bacterial infection. Use Garlic pill twice a day. It can be taken by all age groups.

Cayenne For Sore Throat

Add a teaspoon of Cayenne tincture to One cup of hot water and gargle.

Lemon for Sore Throat

Squeeze the juice of One Lemon in a cup of warm water. Add some Honey for taste. Sip it in intervals throughout the day.

Coriander for Sore Throat

Chew half teaspoon Coriander seeds after every 4 hours.
OR : Take Coriander seeds. Grind with Rose Water. Apply over the throat.

Ginger ( Adrak ) for Cough, Sore Throat

Take ginger juice with honey three to four times a day .

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Sore throat

Take two tablespoon of Vinegar in One cup of water. Gargle with it two-three times a day.

Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) for Sore Throat

Take some Azadirachta Indica leaves . Crush it with water. Remove the pulp. Warm it. Add Honey. Gargle with it three four times a day.

Angelica for Sore Throat

Prepare an infusion of Angelica leaves and chopped Angelica stem. Gargle 2-3 times a day. It gives relief in sore throat.

Amaranth For Sore Throat

Add 2 tablespoons of Powdered Amaranth leaves in One glass of water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Gargle with this water at least 3 times a day.

Butcher's Broom for Sore Throat

Boil One tablespoon powdered root In half cup of water. Take 2 tablespoons mixed with Honey.
OR Boil One tablespoon seeds or flowering tops in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Take One cup per day. A mouthful at at time.

Mango bark ( Aam ki Chaal ) for Sore Throat

Boil 10 g Mango bark in 500 ml water. Use it for gargle when lukewarm.

Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) for Sore Throat

Take half tsp Cinnamon powder. Add 1 tsp Honey in it. Lick this paste once a day.

Milk ( Dudh ) for Sore Throat

Take 200 ml warm Milk. Add half tsp Turmeric powder in it. Drink it during night time.

Common Salt ( Namak ) for Sore Throat

Add 1 tsp Common Salt in a glass of warm water. Use it for gargle.
OR : Add 1 teaspoon of Common Salt in a glass of warm water and add 1 tablespoon of Listerine. Use it for gargle 4-5 times a day.
Note : Listerine is known for its germ killing benefits and will neutralize the acids in your throat .

Onion Juice (Pyaz ka Rass) for Sore Throat

Mix 30 ml Orange juice in 60 ml Honey. Take 1 tsp of it twice a day.

Bistort ( Amli ) for Sore Throat

Use One tablespoon Bistort ( Amli ) rootstock with half cup of water. Boil for 5-7 minutes. Take a mouthful at a time, half cup a day.
OR Use it lukewarm as a gargle.

Betel ( Pan ) for Sore Throat

Apply Betel ( Pan ) leaf locally on throat.
OR : Take a Betel ( Pan ) fruit. Crush and add Honey ( Shehad ). Have half teaspoon twice a day.

Wintergreen for Sore Throat

Wintergreen Leaves provide good relief to sore throat. It reduces pain and alleviates the problem.
Boil 3 to 4 leaves of Wintergreen in a glass of water for 10 minutes on low flame. Strain. Have half a cup twice a day.

Lady's Mantle for Sore Throat, Aphthous Ulcers

Boil One tablespoon dried root in One cup of water. Gargle with this lukewarm water thrice a day.

Box Myrtle ( Kaiphal ) for Sore Throat

Steep One tablespoon Box Myrtle ( Kaiphal ) in 2 cups of water for half an hour. Gargle 4-5 times a day.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Sore Throat

Steep One tablespoon Seeds in One cup of water for 5-7 minutes. Strain and drink lukewarm.
OR : Gargle with this lukewarm water.

Galangal ( Kulanjan ) for Sore Throat

Chew the rootstock to get relief.

Curry Plant for Sore Throat

Chew the fresh herb.

Chamomile (Babunah) for Sore Throat

Add one tablespoon of dried Chamomile in one cup of boiling water. Strain. Have this after every 2-3 hours.
Take One tablespoon each of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. Add a pinch of Cayenne pepper. Put it in a cup of hot lemon water. Stir well. Drink 3-4 times a day.

Turmeric ( Haldi ) for Sore Throat

Boil one teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ) in one glass of water. Gargle with lukewarm turmeric water twice a day.
OR : Boil One teaspoon Turmeric powder ( Haldi ) in a cup of hot Milk for 2-3 minutes.
Drink warm.

Myrrh for Sore Throat

Consume 4 g Myrrh powder with lukewarm water twice a day.

Rose ( Gulab ) Petals for Sore Throat

Take half cup lukewarm decoction of Rose ( Gulab ) Petals thrice a day.

Thlaspi Arvense for Sore Throat

Prepare an infusion of Thlaspi Arvense plant. Drink 30 ml of it once a day.

Senega for Sore Throat

Use as a mouthwash and gargle for Sore throat.

Agrimony for Sore Throat

Boil 5 gram dried Agrimony in one cup of water. Have it once a day.

Speed Well for Sore Throat

Steep 2 tablespoon herb in half cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Gargle with this Luke warm water 2-3 times a day.

Witchhazel for Sore Throat

Make tea of Witchazel leaves. Have one cup once a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Sore Throat

Extract juice from the fruits of Solanum Xanthocarpum. Take 2 tsp of it thrice a day.

Oregano ( Sathra ) Oil for Sore Throat

Take a glass of juice. Put 2 drops of Oregano ( Sathra ) Oil. Drink twice a day.

Cabbage Rose for Sore Throat

Boil fresh petals of Cabbage Rose in water for 20 minutes. Drink it twice a day.

Honey ( Shehad ) for Sore Throat

Lick a teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) 3 to 4 times a day.
OR : Add 2 teaspoons of Honey ( Shehad ) in a glass of lukewarm water. Gargle with this water twice a day.

Coughwort for Cough & Sore Throat

Take 1 tablespoon powdered leaves of Coughwort.
Boil in 2 cups of water until the mixture remain One cup.
Apply it as a poultice on the chest and along the throat.
It relieves pain and discomfort.

Black Pepper Essential Oil for Sore Throat

The Antimicrobial property of Black Pepper Essential Oil helps to fight harmful bacteria. It inhibits the infection and treats Sore Throat.
Add 1 to 2 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil in a cup of warm water. Gargle with this water for 5 minutes. Do this twice a day.

Wheatgrass for Sore Throat

Extract the juice of Wheatgrass. Strain this juice and gargle with it daily.

Oregano Essential Oil for Sore Throat

Put few drops of Oregano Essential Oil in a glass of any organic juice. Drink it regularly. It will provide relief to your throat.

Bauhinia for Sore Throat

Take 10 gm bark of this Herb. Put 400 ml water in a pan. Add the bark to it. Boil it, till the water in the pan reduces to 100 ml. Strain it. Gargle with this water thrice in a day.

Sweet Flag for Sore Throat

Take a piece of Sweet Flag root and break it into small pieces by pounding it in a mortar and pestle. Now, take a small piece and suck on it for 3 to 5 minutes. As the extract from the root enters our throat you will feel a good relief from Sore Throat.

Cumin ( Jeera ) for Sore Throat

Steep one teaspoon of Cumin seeds and 4-5 thin slices of Ginger in one cup of hot water for 20 minutes. Consume it two times a day.

Long Pepper for Sore Throat

Steep half teaspoon each of Long Pepper powder and Rock Salt in one glass of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it lukewarm.

Liquorice for Sore Throat

Suck one small stick of Liquorice. It will give a soothing effect.

Fennel Essential Oil for Sore Throat

Take one tablespoon of Honey and add 2 drops of Fennel Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Consume it.
It will provide relief from Pain due to Sore Throat.

Cajuput Essential Oil for Sore Throat

Cajuput Essential Oil has an antiseptic property which provide relief from Sore Throat.
Apply one teaspoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) to the chest, followed by four drops of Cajuput Essential Oil . Cover the chest. Repeat the process as needed to get relief.
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Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 1

Take One tablespoon crushed leaves of Cucumber. Roast them with 2 tablespoon Cumin ( Jira in India ). Grind. Take One tablespoon daily with equal quantity of Honey ( Shehad in India ). It is very helpful for Throat Swelling.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 2

Grind Dates , Raisins, Black Pepper, Long Pepper and Terminalia Bellirica ( Baheda in India ) in equal quantities. Take One tablespoon of this paste with equal quantity of Honey thrice a day. It is also good for cough.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 3

Take 8 to 10 Almond. Soak them overnight. Remove the outer skin. Grind it with 8 to 10 Black pepper corns in 1 cup water. Add sugar to taste.
Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 4

Put the below mentioned herb in one glass of boiled water.
Two chopped Parsley leaves.
2-3 Clove.
One tablespoon powdered Myrrh.
1/4 tsp of powdered Goldenseal.
Drink decoction two-three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 5

Take the following herbs :
Coconut : Nariyal : Milk : 2 tablespoon
Poppy : Afeem : Seeds : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Honey : Shehad : 2 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Have one teaspoon with milk at night.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 6

Take 1 Clove with quarter tsp Carom seeds and a pinch of salt. Chew twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 7

Take a glass of lukewarm water. Add one teaspoon Common Salt ( Namak ) and one teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ). Stir. Gargle with prepared mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 8

Boil dried leaves of Sage in One cup of water and strain.
Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Gargle with this warm mixture to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 43

Take 2 tablespoons of powdered Black Cherry bark and Valerian.
Also take One tablespoon of each-Dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Cinnamon ( Dalchini in India ), Fennel seeds ( Saunf in India ) and Aniseed ( Choti Saunf in India ).
Put all these herbs in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Now simmer till it is reduced to half.
Strain and add Honey ( Shehad in India ) for taste.
Take warm.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 9

Boil a teaspoon of dried Agrimony in a cup of water.
Add One teaspoon of Honey and few drops of Lemon Juice.
Sip it as tea.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 10

Add Solanum Xanthocarpum juice and Vinegar (Sirka ) in equal amounts and use for gargle.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 11

Mix half tablespoon each of Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ) powder and Salt in One tablespoon Lemon ( Nimboo in India ) juice. Heat the mixture and sip it when lukewarm. Take Once a day till cured.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 12

Put half tablespoon each of Cinnamon powder ( Dalchini ) and Black Pepper powder ( Kali Mirch ) in a glass of hot water. Add some salt. When lukewarm, Gargle with the mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 13

The Anti inflammatory property of Lavender Essential Oil reduces the Inflammation of the throat. Chamomile Essential Oil softens the throat and reduces itching. Thyme Essential Oil provides relief from Pain and cures Sore Throat.
Lavender Essential Oil : 3 to 4 drops
Chamomile Essential Oil : 2 to 3 drops
Thyme Essential Oil : 1 to 2 drops
Take a bowl full of hot water. Add Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil and Thyme Essential Oil in it. Stir. Inhale the steam for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this 2 to 3 times.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 14

Cow Urine ( Gomutra in India ) has strong Antibacterial property. This property helps to fight harmful bacteria causing pain the throat. Turmeric ( Haldi in India ) and Honey ( Shehad in India ) soothes the respiratory tract and helps to treat Sore Throat.
Take one tablespoon of distillated Cow Urine ( Gomutra Ark ). Heat it on low flame. Add 1 to 2 pinch of Turmeric and a tablespoon of Honey in it. Mix well. Use this mixture to gargle for 1 to 2 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 15

Squeeze Lemon juice, add salt in it and ground Black Pepper. Use it as a gurgle.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 16

Mix 1 teaspoon of each Black Pepper powder, Ginger powder, and Honey. Consume this mixture thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 17

Take a glass of boiling water and add 1 tablespoon of Raspberry dried leaves , soak for 15 minutes and then filter . Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and honey . Use it to gargle 4-5 times a day .

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 18

Add 1 tablespoon of Horseradish Root , 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cloves to a glass of warm water. Take it after every one hour .

Herbal Treatment For Common Cold, Cough and Sore Throat 1

Boil one tablespoon of Horse Gram in a cup of water and grind it to make a paste. Add a pinch of Black Pepper powder and mix. Have it 2 times a day. You can also drink the strained water.

Herbal Treatment For Common Cold, Cough and Sore Throat 2

Make a concoction of following ingredients.
1. 1 Tablespoon of Lemon juice
2. 1 Tablespoon of Ginger juice
3. 1 Tablespoon of Honey
4. 4 to 5 fresh leaves of Basil
5. 4 to 5 fresh leaves of mint.
Drink this concoction 2 times in a day. It will help to expel the phlegm from the respiratory tract.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 19

Geranium and Hyssop Essential Oil ease pain and inflammation.
Take quarter cup of water and add three drops each of Geranium and Hyssop Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Gargle with the solution. Repeat the process as needed to get relief.
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24 Sep 2015
I am suffering from sore throat from last few days. I feel difficulty in swallowing food. And is worst at night times and in the morning. I also have cold n cough. Please suggest me that will help me to cure these problems.
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25 Sep 2015
Dear Arzoo

Cough, Could and sore throat are interrelated problems. These are caused by viral infections. Please following the prescribed Herbs.
1. Do gargles with lukewarm water and salt two times a day.
2. Drink Lemon juice once in a day.
3. For Cough and Cold Drink Ginger tea Three times a day.
Or you may add a chunk of Ginger to half table spoon of honey and add a pinch of black pepper also. This may also give relief from both Cough and Cold. Take this mixture two times a day.

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This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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