Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sore Throat Natural Remedies UPDATE

This is an update to my previous blog post about sore throat home remedies. I feel even more strongly about this one particular home remedy than the others I wrote about before because I've recently in the past few months tried this and it has been like a miracle cure to my sore throat or any mouth or throat problems!
So what is the natural remedy that I speak of so highly? It's coconut oil. Coconut oil is an antimicrobial and it is an amazing oil that can be used to prevent and fight many different ailments.
Quality Coconut Oil contains a high concentration of medium-chain saturated fatty acids like lauric acid. These fight inflammation, are easily digested, and put up a powerful fight against pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungal infections. In general coconut oil is wonderful for the body, but all of that is for a future post.
Now I want to stress the fact that I've used coconut oil three times for myself and a few times with my kids and it has given me miraculous results. Within one day and two days in my more severe case, my throat problem was completely gone!
If you want to try this natural remedy you should put about 1 or 2 tablespoons in a small glass of hot water or a cup of warm tea and drink it. I use unrefined coconut oil but others swear that the more palatable refined coconut oil has the same fat make up(which is the good part) as unrefined and doesn't have the strong coconut taste to it.
If you are new to coconut oil or have a sensitive system with a likely hood of allergic reactions to things you should start with a lesser amount and then if needed or tolerated well, slowly add more as desired.
I'm telling you it works! Please leave comments if you've had an experience with coconut oil solving your sore throat problems.
Thanks for reading :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sore Throat Home Remedies

I know you are here reading to find out what are some remedies for a sore throat but another thing you need to think about is Sore throats are generally caused by viruses such as the common cold or flu, or bacteria such as strep. It could also be from an allergy causing sore throat. The same pollen's and molds that irritate the nose when they are inhaled also may irritate the throat. Cat and dog dander's and house dust are common causes of sore throats for people with allergies to them.

Here are some great ways to treat a sore throat at home-

*Gargle with turmeric and warm water
*Gargle with a mixture of Listerine and hydrogen peroxide
*Apple Cider Vinegar, you can gargle it, swallow it or spit it out but it's good all around.
*Put dissolvable aspirin in warm water gargle for 30 seconds then swallow it.
*Chew pieces of raw onion to relieve a bad cold or sore throat. Onions can destroy germs in the mouth within minutes.
*A warm cup of herbal tea can offer immediate relief from a sore throat. Tea contains antioxidants that are thought to strengthen immunity and ward off infection. For extra benefit add a tsp or two of honey, this will help to coat the throat and offer relief.
*Marshmallows, although there's no hard evidence that it works, sap from the marshmallow plant has been used for hundreds of years, usually in tea form, to treat coughs, colds, and sore throats. And while real marshmallow bears little relation to the puffy campfire treats that took its name, both may have sore throat-fighting properties.
According to anecdotal reports, modern-day marshmallows can help ease sore throat pain, possibly because the gelatin coats and soothe

In about 10% of cases of sore throat in adults antibiotics are needed for the sore throat to go away. This is usually due to a bacterial infection. Of course along with all of these natural cures plenty of fluids and lots of rest is necessary for a full and fast recovery.
If things don't clear up in 7 days see your doctor.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Home Remedies For A Cough

I think we have all had this at some point in our lives and it can quite possibly be one of the most annoying things. That tickling sensation in your throat and you have that dry, itchy, scratchy cough. It is no fun, that's for sure but don't worry by using some of these home remedies for cough you should be at ease in no time!

~ This is hard to believe but there are many people who swear that this really works. Rub Vix vaporub or an equivalent brand on your feet at night and then cover with socks. It's worth a try!

~ I have heard this one many, many times- tumeric. You can add it to your tea or mix it in warm water. Any way you could think of, it's suppose to be good. I have read it is also really good for a sore throat.

~ I'm sure we have all heard of this one, tea with a squirt of lemon and a dollop of honey. The honey really does help to coat your throat and the warmth from the tea brings it all together.
I am not a professional Health care adviser. Please do not use any of these remedies to treat or cure a disease, you must see a health professional for better assistance.