Quick Home Remedies for Sore throat

A sore throat is common for all during a winter season. It gives you some irritation, pain, and tensed feeling. This page enables you with some natural home remedies which heal your sore throat for sure.

A sore throat is at risk for some people. It includes:

  • Children
  • Smoking people
  • People with allergies
  • People with an immune disorder.


  1. Painful sensation in the throat.
  2. Painful while swallowing.
  3. White patches on the tonsils.
  4. Hoarse voice.
  5. Swollen and red tonsils.
  6. Difficult to open your mouth.
  7. Blood in saliva or phlegm.

Common Infections

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Runny nose
  4. Body aches and headache
  5. Vomiting
  6. Sneezing


Gargling is one of the best things to do while you have a sore throat. This makes you feel relieved from a sore throat. This should be done frequently at least 2 hours once. There are different types remedies applied while gargling.

Step 1: Salt and water

Glass with salt and water

This helps to get rid of burning sensation in your throat.


  1. Mix ¼ teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water.
  2. You can also add 1 teaspoon of Listerine which kills germs.


  • Cold water is ineffective for this treatment.
  • Always gargle with fresh solution.
  • Don’t swallow the water.

Step 2: Lemon and water

Lemon and water

Making: Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with water.


This helps to cure swollen tissues in your throat and get rid of viruses and bacteria.

Step 3: Ginger, honey, and lemon with water

Ginger, honey and lemon with water


  1. Take 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger and honey.
  2. Mix it with ½ cup of hot water and squeeze the lemon.
  3. Then gargle with the solution.


Honey and ginger help to control the bacteria in the throat. Honey has antibacterial properties.

Note: You can also make tea from these natural elements.

Step 4: Apple cider vinegar and salt

Apple cider vinegar



  1. Take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt to add it in the warm water.
  2. Mix  ¼ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup honey and take 1 tablespoon every hour.

Step 5: Licorice water

Licorice root

Licorice root is naturally a sweet herb which can be used for a different health problem. It is used to get rid of a sore throat as well.


  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of licorice powder or syrup with 8 ounces of water and gargle it.
  2. You can also make tea out of licorice root.
  3. Brew licorice root or mix a pinch of licorice powder with your tea to get sore soothing tea.

Note: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid this method.

Step 6: Echinacea and water

Echinacea and water

Echinacea is a herb for the killing virus. It gives relief from a sore throat and boosts the immune system.


Add 2 teaspoon of echinacea medicine with 1 cup of water and gargle well.

Note: Gargle thrice a day.

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Step 7: Raspberry tea

Raspberry tea

Raspberry tea is one of the oldest methods from flu to different diseases.


  1. Add 2 teaspoons of raspberry tea leaves into 1 cup of boiled water.
  2. Leave aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea and leave it to cool.
  4. Gargle after it is cold.

Step 8: Peppermint


Peppermint contains menthol which helps to get rid of sore throats and cough. Peppermint oil spray helps to solve sore throat problems. It is possessing anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties which help in healing.

Step 9: Fenugreek


Fenugreek is one of the best home remedies for a sore throat. Fenugreek tea is good for a sore throat.

It kills bacteria with creates irritation. Fenugreek is an effective anti fungal.


  1. Soak fenugreek seeds for half an hour and eat those seeds along with the soaked water.
  2. You can also take fenugreek leaves twice or thrice a month.
  3. Make a tea out of fenugreek seeds.

Note: Pregnant women avoid this method.

Step 10: Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce


Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin it works as a pain receptor.


  1. Mix the sauce with warm water and honey.
  2. Add only a few drops of hot sauce or cayenne as it has a burning sensation.


  • Don’t use hot sauce if you have an open sore in your mouth.
  • The initial burning sensation is common.

Suggestions: For consuming

  • Mix ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and turmeric powder with 1 cup of warm milk.
  • Mix ½ teaspoon powdered black pepper with 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Mix mint juice with honey.

A sore throat is common in the winter season and these 9 steps give you simple home remedies which are easy and curable.

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