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9. Marshmallow Root

marshmallow root

Marshmallow root has been used traditionally to treat a sore throat as well as other symptoms of pharyngitis. Its mucilage coats and soothes the throat to relieve irritation.

  1. Add one tablespoon of dried marshmallow root to one cup of boiling water.
  2. Cover and steep for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Strain and add some honey.
  4. Drink two to three cups of this herbal tea daily until you get better.

Note: This remedy is not suitable for pregnant or nursing women, or people who are diabetic.

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10. Garlic

garlic

Due to its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, garlic is another excellent home remedy for pharyngitis. Its active compound allicin is particularly good at killing bacteria.

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  • Add a few drops of garlic oil to one-fourth cup of hot water. Gargle with this solution once or twice daily for two to three days.
  • Alternatively, add one teaspoon of grated garlic, one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon and a small amount of cayenne pepper to a cup of boiling water. Boil for another two minutes and then strain it. Drink this tea twice daily until you get relief.
  • You can also peel a fresh garlic clove, slice it in half and then suck on the garlic pieces like a cough drop. Occasionally, crush the garlic between your teeth to release its allicin. Do this several times a day for a few days for best results.

Additional Tips

  • You can also have chicken soup to help soothe a sore throat.
  • Drink water several times a day to keep your body hydrated.
  • Suck on frozen fruit-flavored ice pops.
  • Use a humidifier to moisten and soothe a dry and painful throat.
  • Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid second hand smoke.
  • Get plenty of rest to recover quickly.

These remedies and tips will help you feel better within a few days. However, if you have pharyngitis symptoms for more than a week, you must see a doctor.

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Medic for Pharyngitis was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by Top10HomeRemedies
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  1. Try making medicinal tea.From my experience with it,I can say that it works .For this you need to add ginger,tea leaves,basil leaves,turmeric(preferably raw),black pepper,honey and cloves into water and boil all of them together well enough to allow each of the ingredients add its aura and properties into it.Strain it and drink it.

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