It is not often I have a sore throat but when I do get one it is often painful. So I am sharing some of my tried and true ways to soothe my sore throat and support my immune system to speed up the recovery process.
A sore throat is any kind of inflammatory process in the throat and tonsils that causes pain when swallowing. It can be caused by bacterial or viral infections and symptoms can include pain that worsens when swallowing, swollen glands in the neck or jaw, swollen, red tonsils and white patches on the tonsils.
The good news is there are several sore throat remedies available:
Raw honey: to soothe the throat and ease swelling. Honey Also has antibacterial and anti-fire properties.
Bone broth: will help keep you hydrated and nutrients and minerals in it will support the immune system.
Garlic: has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties
Warm Water/Herbal Tea: keeps you hydrated and flush out the harmful toxins. Warm fluids are soothing to sore throats. Try some warm water w lemon and honey.
Vitamin C: eating nourishing foods rich in vitamin c such as oranges, grapefruits, kale, kiwis, strawberries. And supplement w 1,000 mg of pure ascorbic acid vitamin C. I like revitalize wellness brand.
Echinacea: is a powerful immune stimulator and helps fight off the germs causing the sore throat.
Zinc: can speed up the healing process if taken at the first signs of wellness
Licorice Root: a powerful expectorant that can soothe irritation and reduce inflammation in the throat.
Slippery Elm: coats your throat with sugars that are not broken down by your digestive track.
Goldenseal: soothes irritated membranes in the throat
Sleep: allows your body time to rest and heal itself.
Here are some of my favorite sore throat supplements and supports:
,,Gaia Echinacea Goldenseal Throat Spray
,,St Claire’s Throat Lozenges
,,Traditional Medicine Throat Coat Tea
Disclaimer: If you or your child develop severe symptoms such as trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, or a prolonged high fever contact your healthcare provider immediately.
If sore throat symptoms do not go away after a week, call your doctor.