Monday, October 29, 2012

Medicine chest ~ Sore Throat remedies

Sage Sore Throat Gargle

1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp green tea
1 tsp dried plantain
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried honeysuckle flowers
1 tsp dried olive leaf
2 cups boiling water

Make an infusion, sweeten with Stevia to taste and use as a gargle for sore throats as needed
(do not use Honey)


Another Sage gargle

A small glass of port wine,
a tablespoonful of Chile vinegar,
6 Sage leaves,
and a dessert spoonful of honey;

simmer together on the fire for 5 minutes.
allow to cool before use

Sore throat elixr

Boil a pot of water with a bunch of cut-up ginger.
-Brew tea. I recommend making it strong, with Good Earth tea & Lemon Throat tea.
-Add lots of honey & lemon. Also, maple syrup is delicious.

-Pour it in water bottles with some ice & drink all day.


Cold sore throat and indigestion tea

Are you battling a cold, sore throat or indigestion? Let blackberries come to the rescue! Blackberries are a rich source of fiber and vitamin C.

Make the tea from the LEAVES of a blackberry bush for a upset stomach. Drink it HOT to soothe a cold or gargle WARM to fight a sore throat or drink for indigestion.

 Tea: Infuse 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried blackberry leaves in a cup of boiling water

Drink or gargle with the tea, depending on your need.


Natural home remedies for the treatment of sore throat.

Half a cup of fresh bottle gourd juice, flavored with honey, is soothing for pain in the throat. It has cooling properties, is a diuretic, a good source of vitamin-B complex, and a fair source of
vitamin-C and magnesium. Magnesium ions relieve pain.

The herb belleric myroblan is valuable in sore throat A mixture of two grams of the pulp of the fruit, a quarter teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of powdered long pepper, and two teaspoons of honey should be administered in the treatment of this condition. The fried fruit can also be roasted after covering it with wheat flour, and used as a cure for a sore throat.

One-third of a cup each of fresh spinach juice and carrot juice is cooling and soothing.

One finely-cut fresh onion, flavored with half a teaspoon of freshly roasted ground cummin seeds, with rock salt added for taste, is another remedy for pain in the throat.

Gargle several times a day with warm salt water. (Mix 1 tsp of salt in 1/2 cup of water.)

A sherbet made from mulberry, or the fruits eaten whole, is cooling as well as rich in vitamin C. Helps to get rid of sore throat.

Add a tablespoonful of the pounded dry bark of the mango tree to two glasses of water, make a decoction and keep aside. Add two tablespoons of this decoction to half a glass of water and gargle
with it 2-3 times a day.

Cinnamon is regarded as an effective remedy for a sore throat resulting from a cold. One teaspoon of coarsely powdered cinnamon, boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder, and two
teaspoons of honey can be taken as a medicine in the treatment of this condition. Two or three drops of cinnamon oil, mixed with a teaspoon of honey, also give immense relief.

A tablespoon of the bark of the grewia asiatica tree, ground and boiled in two glasses of water, should be used for gargling. It is cooling as well as an astringent.

The leaves of basil have also been found beneficial in the treatment of this condition. Water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink, and also used as a gargle to relieve a sore throat.
Sage is another effective remedy for a sore throat half a litre of boiling water should be poured on a handful of sage leaves. When moderately cool, a little vinegar and honey should be added according
to taste. This mixture should be used as a gargle. A teaspoon of this mixture can also be taken internally at the same time. Helps in treating sore throat.

Boil a handful of crushed rose petals in a glassful of water. Filter and add honey to taste, and sip it while it is still warm. It relieves soreness and pain in the throat.

A gargle prepared from fenugreek seeds has been found to be a very effective remedy for treating a sore throat To prepare this gargle, two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be put in a litre of cold
water and allowed to simmer for half an hour over a low flame. This should then be allowed to cool to a bearable temperature, strained, and then used entirely as a gargle.

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