A sore throat is often associated with 3 types of illnesses: Viral infections, bacterial infections and irritants. And there are several causes for this problem, including a common cold, laryngitis, mononucleosis (commonly known as mono), uvulitis, stomach acid, strep throat, tonsillitis, epiglottitis, allergies and chronic fatigue sydrome.
Once you knew the cause of your painful throat, you can treat it with many natural methods at home. There are lots of natural ingredients in your kitchen you can use to deal with a sore throat, one of the most effective ones is lemon.
WHY LEMON WORKS TO CURE A SORE THROAT
Most of the ingredients in lemon have soothing properties to relieve the itching throat:
- Citrus acid helps to break up the mucus which causes the sore throat;
- Vitamin C and antioxidants help to boost your immune system to help your body fight off infections;
- Lemon is loaded with several essential minerals and vitamins;
- The antiseptic properties of lemon helps to kill viruses and bacteria in the throat.
HOW TO USE LEMON TO TREAT A SORE THROAT
Here are some easy-to-follow recipes to treat a sore throat with lemon:
1. Warm lemon water
Drink warm lemon water everyday will help you deal with many health problems, including a sore throat.
2. Drink or gargle with lemon juice
Mix lemon juice with water, you can drink it and also can use this liquid to gargle.
3. Lemon juice with honey
Add half cup of lemon juice and a teaspoon of raw honey in warm water. Drink it 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms.
4. Lemon and salt water
Mix lemon juice and a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, gargle with the liquid for at least one minute, do this 3 times a day.
5. Lemon, honey and ginger
Make hot ginger tea by placing a tablespoon of grated ginger in a cup of boiling water, add lemon juice and honey in ginger tea and stir well. Drink it regularly.
6. Lemon oil
Lemon oil rubbed on the outside of your throat also relieves the itching throat.
7. Lemon juice, honey and white vinegar
Mix 3 tablespoons each of lemon juice, honey and white vinegar, gargle with this liquid 3 times a day for at least 3 days.
Sources: activebeat.co, healthline.com, oil-testimonials.com
Also By Author Alex Jordon.