VIDEO: Sore throats: What are the best natural remedies to get rid of them?

The changes in weather brought by the cold season can make you and your family sick. A sore throat is a common symptom that you can experience due to a variety of conditions.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx (also called the voice box). The technical name for the throat is pharynx. You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats.”

It’s vital to take care of yourself and learn how to fight sore throats. To teach you how to do this, we’ve brought you the 8 best natural remedies that will fight off a sore throat

1 .Honey

Honey is a hundred per cent natural ingredient that helps reduce inflammation. In case of infection, honey won’t cure you, but it can relieve pain. To use honey as a remedy, mix it with hot water and apple cider vinegar, then drink it.

2. Chamomile tea

This tea relaxes the body, but it’s also helpful to fight sore throats since it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and astringent properties. In order to use chamomile tea to fight sore throats, just inhale its vapor.

3. Salt water

In order to prepare this remedy you only need water and cooking salt. Mix both ingredients and gargle. This will moisten your mucous membranes and will help clear your throat from phlegm.

4. Chicken soup

Chicken soup helps to calm the symptoms associated with a sore throat. The sodium contained in the broth has anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Marshmallows

Did you know you can find marshmallow tea and even marshmallow capsules that can help combat your sore throat? This helps against the irritation and soothes the throat.

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