Sore throat: it is an annoying ailment that unfortunately we have to deal with every year.
Fortunately, in most cases it will go away on its own within a few days, but that does not alter the fact that it is very annoying ... the complaints such as pain when swallowing and swollen glands are difficult, fortunately you can ease the pain naturally and you do not have to so don't resort to drugs.
In this blog I share 10 fantastic natural remedies that will quickly help you get rid of your sore throat !
1. The classic: a spoonful of honey
Honey is probably the most well-known remedy for sore throats. It is such a tip that we often received from our grandmothers as children. Honey owes this to its antibacterial and soothing effect. When you eat a spoonful of honey, you lay a protective layer that reduces irritation.
Don't like eating pure honey? Then make a cup of tea with a spoonful of honey, some lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon.
2. Ginger and lime is a golden combination
Ginger and lime is the ultimate combo for a sore throat. That's because ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, lime contains a large amount of vitamin C, which gives your immune system a real boost. This way you keep your body strong so that it can also heal faster. So this powerful duo works great if you suffer from a sore throat.
Of course that is quite a lot of work: peeling ginger and cutting it into pieces and then squeezing another lime. With our Lemon Ginger Matcha you have a ready-made drink at home. You stir 2 teaspoons into 250 ml of water and your cup of tea is ready. Wonderfully warming and super healthy!
3. Thyme essential oil
Thyme is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries for respiratory problems. You can make a cup of thyme tea, but you have to like the taste… For non-enthusiasts there is another solution: add a few drops of essential oil to an atomizer (diffuser).
Such a diffuser is a humidifier, that is, it increases the humidity level inside. That's fantastic if you know that the air in the house is often of poor quality. There is not enough ventilation, and we often suffer from dry air in the house, which is also an important cause of sore throats. A diffuser ensures that there is sufficient moisture in the house, and therefore offers a solution for an irritated throat. Another plus: it opens up your stuffy nose. one solution for several problems. :-)
4. Onion soup
A sore throat often causes you to have trouble swallowing. In that case, soup is the best remedy, so that your throat is irritated as little as possible. Onion soup is ideal if you have a cold. That's because onions are bactericidal and have an expectorant effect. The same goes for garlic.
We often eat throat candy when we suffer from a sore throat, these liquorice often contain licorice. Liquorice inhibits inflammation, it works as an expectorant and has an antibacterial effect. Just like thyme, this herb has been used for centuries because of its beneficial effect.
Make a cup of licorice tea or chew on a stick, which is also the ideal way to satisfy your hunger.
I've talked about turmeric before: it's a spice that everyone should have in their spice cabinet. The herb has an anti-inflammatory effect and will help you get rid of your sore throat in no time.
Don't want a hassle in the kitchen? With my Golden Matcha you can make a delicious cup of turmeric tea in 2 minutes. It also contains matcha, ginger and cinnamon. These ingredients work so much better together and give your resistance a huge boost.
7. A nice ice cream
Another effective home remedy is ice! Because ice is extremely cold, it will numb your sore throat. The ideal excuse to eat ice cream more often. ;-)
Of course we prefer to keep it as healthy as possible. Are you looking for a healthy ice cream recipe without an ice cream maker? Then this healthy banana matcha ice cream is for you.
8. Chamomile tea
Sore throat can also affect your sleep quality. That dry cough or phlegm is no fun, and it makes it hard to fall asleep.
Drink a small cup of chamomile tea before bed. This herb is known for its relaxing effect, which promotes sleep. But not only that, chamomile will ease your pain so that you sleep like a baby.
9. Dissolve salt in water
It may not be the most tasty tip I can give you, but it is a very effective remedy. Dissolve half a spoonful of salt in water and gargle. Then you spit it out.
Salt has an antiseptic effect and will thoroughly cleanse your throat. This way you don't give bacteria a chance!
10. Steaming provides relief
One last tip: fill a bowl with warm water, hover over it and drape a towel over your face. The steam ensures that your nose opens again and your mucous membranes are hydrated.
Or go to the wellness more often: a steam cabin or infrared sauna do wonders for your immune system and respiratory system.
Always keep your resistance high with matcha
Don't give a sore throat a chance and drink a cup of matcha a day. This not only gives you energy for hours, it is a bomb full of antioxidants that protect your body against dangerous intruders. That way you keep your body healthy.