Gargling has been said to be one of the oldest remedies in Ayurveda medicine. It has the ability to clear out bacteria and viruses, relieve inflammation and many more. Water has already proven to have positive effects on the body, so we can guarantee water mixed or infused with certain materials is guaranteed to have more effectiveness on the body.
Here are gargling recipes that you can try:
Lemon and water
Prepare your mixture of lemon and water by adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to a glass of warm water. This mixture is said to help shrink swollen throat tissues and create an acidic environment that bacteria and viruses wouldn’t inhibit your body. Lemon is also full of Vitamin C, which is important when you are fighting a cold.
Ginger, honey and lemon water
Alternatively, you can mix in a cup of hot water with one teaspoon of ginger powder, some honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Honey is antibacterial, which is why it will relieve your sore throat. Ginger, on the other hand, is an anti-inflammatory and an immunity booster which will provide relief and fight infections which causes sore throats.
Sage and water
Begin by blending in 1 teaspoon sage, 1/2 teaspoon alum, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 3/8 cup vinegar, and 1/8 cup water. Sage is a particularly effective sore throat remedy, for it eases the pain or swollen nasal passages.
Wheatgrass juice is also another remedy that could help with your sore throat. This is because wheatgrass juice helps prohibit bacteria growth and eases throat pain. Other than sore throats, this juice is said to help revitalize weakened gums and stop your toothache. To gargle effectively, leave it in for five minutes.
Prepare a glass of water with 1 to 3 teaspoons of powdered or ground cloves. Mix everything, then gargle. Cloves are said to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe and heal a sore throat.
To make this throat remedy, mix ½ cup tomato juice with ½ cup hot water and 10 drops of hot pepper sauce. This mixture is meant to temporary relieve you of sore throat symptoms. Lycopene’s antioxidant properties are sure to remedy a sore throat faster.
Other than drinking raspberry tea, you can also gargle it. The recipe calls for 1 cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried tea leaves. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain and let cool a bit. Gargle while warm. The astringent tannins in raspberry tea is said to be the reason why it’s effective on sore throats as well as the flu.
Salt and Listerine
Salt and water has always been the solution to sore throats. But adding a tablespoon of Listerine will make the concoction more effective in killing germs in your throat.
Turmeric and water
Start by mixing in ½ teaspoon of turmeric, ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of hot water until it dissolves. However, if you are having trouble dissolving the turmeric, put everything in a blender for 30 seconds quickly and effectively combine the ingredients. Turmeric is said to relieve inflammation and swelling, which pairs well with antibacterial qualities of salt.
Apple cider vinegar and salt
Another solution to relieving your cough is by mixing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with ½ a teaspoon of salt and warm water. Apple cider vinegar creates an acidic coating in your throat, making it difficult for germs to survive in the environment. The treatment consists of gargling every two to four hours throughout the day.
To use myrrh, add a few drops of myrrh essential oil or a ½ teaspoon of myrrh powder to a glass of warm water. Myrrh essential oils have been used for a variety of uses throughout the ages ranging from perfume to medicine. It has been especially used in Ayurvedic medicine to quickly reduce inflammation, for it is an excellent astringent.
Copper infused gargle
Last but not least, copper infused water is also another choice to relieve a sore throat. You can get this by filling a 100% copper bottle with water. Let it sit at room temperature overnight or for 6 to 8 hours, then gargle. Copper is known to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. Copper is especially effective against E. coli and S. aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and are known to cause severe illnesses in the human body. Copper has also been known to disinfect and purify water since the ancient times.
Which gargling concoction above will you be trying? Tell us in the comment section below!