Have a sore throat? Assuming that it’s not predicated by post-nasal drip, give a go at these natural remedies:
Sore throat home remedies:
1. Good ol’ honey and lemon. Stir some honey and squirt some lemon juice (fresh is preferred) into tea or just hot water. My favorite is to take a large chunk of lemon, squeeze it into my hot water, then dunk the rest of the chunk in and let it steep.
2. Good ol’ salt water. Dump a couple teaspoons of salt into some hot water, let it dissolve, then gargle away.
3. Throat wrap (from Food & Healing by Annemarie Colbin): Soak a cloth in very cold water. Wrap cloth around the front of your neck. Cover with a small towel. Cover all of that with a scarf and tie to hold it close to your skin. Rest for at least an hour. The cold is thought to bring blood to the area and help with healing and easing inflammation. Hubs and I can attest: it works. No drugs needed!
4. Good old fashioned brandy. Or scotch. Or whiskey. C’mon. You know it’s gonna ease the pain in some way… 😉 (I do not advocate alcoholism but I do advocate remedies prescribed by great-grandmas.)