Posted on May 04, 2009 | Comments 2
If you think that you are putting too many chemicals inside your body, you are probably right.
You may be tired of going to the doctor, and having to take all those medications that have side effects.
Now you have a sore throat, and you are not quite sure what to do for it. Well, why not try an herbal remedy.
They are all natural, so you will not have to worry about chemicals getting into your system. Herbal alternatives are a good choice for you and your family.
One herbal remedy that you can try for a sore throat is eating garlic. Garlic has been proven to have medicinal uses. You should add garlic to your food.
It will help your throat to feel better by killing the bacteria that is causing your sore throat. Keep eating it after your sore throat is gone to ward off future occurrences.
The only thing you need to worry about when eating garlic is heartburn, so make sure to eat it in small amounts. [Heartburn Remedies]
Calendula is a botanical flower that promotes healing. It resembles the marigold flower, but is not in the same family.
This flower can be made into tea that can you can use to treat your sore throat. You can gargle with this tea if you do not want to drink it.
Calendula is an anti-inflammatory herb, and will soothe your sore throat. You can also purchase this herb as a spray at health food and vitamin stores to spray on your sore throat. There have not been any side effects reported from this herb. Therefore, it is safe for you to use.
Herbal Immune Booster
Echinacea has been around for many years. It is in the Daisy family of flowers. You will want to use this herb to treat the infection in your throat. Echinacea is known as an herbal antibiotic.
It will help kill the sore throat infection that has started. You can also take this herb to prevent future outbreaks. The herb Echinacea has been found to have no toxicity, and should be safe for consumption by you.
Green tea is an antioxidant that will help to fight off your sore throat. Just drinking this tea when hot will soothe the soreness. Green tea does have more caffeine in it than a cup of coffee, but you are able to buy it decaffeinated if you do not want caffeine in it. Side effects are zero for this herbal tea.
Ginger as Medicine
The herb ginger is not only used in the treatment of sore throats, but it can also attack coughs and colds that cause them [Cold Remedies]. You can steep ginger to make a hot tea.
The hot ginger tea can be used as a gargle to soothe your sore throat, or you can sweeten the tea with sugar and just drink it. Either way it will be sure to help.
All of these herbs will help to relieve your sore throat.
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