What Helps Sore Throat

Sore Throat also known as Pharyngitis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the pharynx causing scratchiness and difficulty swallowing.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Sore Throat

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Honey

Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made from regurgitated flowering plant nectar that has ripened & evaporated within the beehive’s honeycomb. Honey has had a long association with humans. 4000 years ago, Egyptian hieroglyphics depict the story of a bee’s life, though it was the ancient Greeks who first used honey medicinally. 


Effectiveness
80%


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Salt Water Gargles

Salt water gargles are a simple treatment primarily for the relief and prevention of allergies, sinus and respiratory infections, and dental health. Generally an at-home remedy, the solution can be quickly prepared by dissolving ½ teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of warm water.


Effectiveness
20%


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Chamomile

Chamomile is an herb composed of dried, daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae family.  Used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a medicinal herb, it is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and mild astringent properties. Largely consumed as a tea, Chamomile is used to treat sleeplessness, anxiety, and gastro-intestinal conditions, as well as, topically to reduce inflammation. 


Effectiveness
20%


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Baking Soda


Effectiveness
20%


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Fenugreek

Fenugreek, an herb similar to clover, is a member of the Fabaceae or legume, pea, bean-family. Native to the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and Western Asia, powdered seeds have been used historically to treat digestive issues and induce childbirth. While leaves have remained a staple in culinary curries, Fenugreek is used to treat eczema, manage diabetes and promote lactation. It also contains a powerful sotolane molecule, used as a maple-flavoring agent. 


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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is fermented apple juice, containing health-benefiting acetic acid. Used by the Ancient Greeks as an antiseptic and historically as a disinfectant and food preservative, Apple Cider Vinegar contains antioxidant-rich polyphenols, which help neutralize free radicals, while reducing inflammation.


Effectiveness
20%


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Cayenne Pepper (Capsaicin)

Cayenne Pepper also known as Capsicum annuum is a hot chili pepper in the Solanaceae or nightshade family of flowering plants. Native to South America, Cayenne was introduced to Europe in the 15th century by Christopher Columbus. The active component responsible for the pepper’s spicy heat, Capsaicin, is an antioxidant used medicinally as a digestive aid and topical analgesic.


Effectiveness
20%


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