Best Home Remedy Sore Throat Recipes

Best Home Remedy Sore Throat Recipes

I love natural healthcare and prefer a natural remedy to a pharmaceutical solution. In my search for natural remedies I’ve collected many sore throat recipes which can be used to ease the symptoms of a sore throat and I thought I would share them with you here – starting with my Ultimate Sore Throat Gargle Solution guaranteed to blow your socks off!

Best Sore Throat Remedy - Sore Throat Recipes

Best Sore Throat Remedy – Sore Throat Recipes


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My Ultimate Sore Throat Gargle Solution – one of my favourite Sore Throat Recipes

Warm water – a large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 flat teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 clove of crushed garlic – if you are feeling brave and not seeing other humans for a few hours!

To make my ultimate gargle just combine the ingredients above (the water should be warm NOT hot as this may burn your throat which will make things worse!), wait a minute or so as there may be some fizzing from the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and then gargle. The mixture sounds disgusting but is not actually as unpleasant as it sounds, although it is quite spicy so if you prefer something milder then use less cayenne pepper and ginger. This gargle will help clear congestion and help to kill bacteria and create a hostile environment for any yeasts and fungi living in your throat. I aim to refine this recipe as time goes on so keep checking back when you have a sore throat. Enjoy!
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Salt and Baking Soda Gargle Solution – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

This is a really simple gargle which can help kill bacteria and prevent yeast and fungi growth. Just combine the baking soda and salt in a cup of warm water and gargle and rinse. Repeat every couple of hours or as needed.
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Turmeric Gargle Solution – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

This is a really easy to make gargle which can help sooth your inflamed throat as turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Just combine the turmeric and salt in a cup of warm water and gargle and rinse. Repeat every couple of hours or as needed.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

Green Tea Bag

1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

A Squeeze of Fresh lemon

A Teaspoon of honey

Steep the teabag in the mug of hot water and then add the vinegar and a squeeze of lemon and drink once cool enough for you. The apple cider vinegar and honey have antibacterial properties, the green tea may help reduce inflammation and the lemon contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which will keep your mucous membranes moist.
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

A Teaspoon of honey

A Teaspoon of coconut oil

A Teaspoon of fresh grated ginger

Steep the teabag in the mug of hot water and then add the vinegar and a squeeze of lemon and drink once cool enough for you. The apple cider vinegar and honey have antibacterial properties, the green tea may help reduce inflammation and the lemon contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which will keep your mucous membranes moist.
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Honey and Ginger Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

Fresh peeled and grated ginger root – around 1 inch

1 teaspoon of honey

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Place the fresh grated ginger in a large mug and top with hot water – let it steep for around 10 minutes. Add the honey and lemon juice and drink warm. This tea can be made in larger quantities and then re-heated as needed. The honey has antibacterial properties, the ginger helps to flush out toxins from the body and is anti-inflammatory the lemon contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which will keep your mucous membranes moist.
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Honey and Cayenne Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

1/4 a teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of honey

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Mix the honey and cayenne pepper in a mug and top with hot water. Add the lemon juice and drink once cool enough to drink. The honey and apple cider vinegar have antibacterial properties which will help kill those bugs, the cayenne has anti-inflammatory properties and the lemon contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which will keep your mucous membranes moist.
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Marshmallow Root and Honey Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water (not boiling)

2 teaspoons Marshmallow Root

1 teaspoon of honey

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Mix the hot water, honey and marshmallow root in a jar with a lid, give it a shake gently and steep for 5-6 minutes. Let it cool and place in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or overnight and drink cool.
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Herbal Sore Throat Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

1/2 teaspoon sage (I like fresh but dried work just as well)

1/2 a licorice stick (but you can use ground as well)

1-2 teaspoons of honey

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Fresh peeled and grated ginger root – around 1/2 inch or 1/4 tsp of ground ginger

Mix all the ingredients and let them steep for 30-45 minutes and then strain. You can then store in the fridge to heat up later or heat up straight away and drink warm. Cinnamon and Honey have antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which will help kill bacteria, the ginger helps to flush out toxins from the body and is anti-inflammatory, sage has potent antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic properties while licorice has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties as it contains glycyrrihizic acid making this a lovely potent tea to help ease your aching throat!
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Fresh Mint and Ginger Root Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

10-15 fresh peppermint leaves or a tablespoon of dry peppermint leaves 

1/2 inch fresh grated ginger root – sliced

4 cloves of fresh garlic – crushed

1-2 teaspoons of honey

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Steep the peppermint, ginger and crushed garlic in the hot water for 10-15 minutes and then strain. Add the honey and squeeze of fresh lemon juice and drink warm. The mint, garlic and ginger have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which helps flush out toxins and kill bacteria, lemon contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which will keep your mucous membranes moist while the honey has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which will help kill bacteria making this a nice soothing tea to ease your symptoms!

Fresh Ginger Root Tea – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

1/2 inch fresh grated ginger root

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1-2 teaspoons of honey

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Mix the water with the ginger root and turmeric and let steep for 10-15 minutes and then strain. Add the honey and squeeze of fresh lemon juice and drink warm. The ginger has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which helps flush out toxins and kill bacteria, lemon contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which will keep your mucous membranes moist while the honey has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which will help kill bacteria making this a lovely potent tea when you are in pain!

Cinnamon and Vanilla Almond Milk – Sore Throat Recipes

300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Almond Milk

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1-2 teaspoons of honey

Mix the almond milk and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat until simmering. Add the vanilla and honey and drink warm. Cinnamon and Honey have antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which will help kill bacteria. Vanilla is reported to have mild anaesthetic properties so may help ease the pain!
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Honey and Herb Throat Spray – Sore Throat Recipes

A large cup/mug or around 300 ml (around 10 fluid oz) of Hot Water

Green Tea Bag

1 Tablespoon sage leaves

1 drop of echinacea tincture

1 teaspoon of honey

Steep the teabag in the mug of hot water and then add the sage and echinacea and steep for 30 minutes. Strain the tea so that you are just left with the liquid and add a teaspoon of honey (manuka honey is best).  Place in a small spray bottle and spray into throat every couple of hours or as needed. The honey has antibacterial properties, the green tea may help reduce inflammation, sage has astringent, antiseptic and antibacterial qualities and echinacea can have immune-boosting effects so altogether these may help relieve your sore throat quickly!
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When to see a doctor – Natural Remedies: Sore Throat

It is important to see a medical professional if you have any of the following symptoms :

  • difficulty in breathing / pain when you breathe
  • difficulty in opening your mouth
  • difficulty in swallowing and talking
  • a severely sore throat that won’t subside and even gets worse
  • a stiff or painful neck
  • you have white pus filled areas on the tonsils or at the back of the throat
  • you have any swelling inside your mouth and/or throat
  • if you have blood in your phlegm or saliva
  • severe symptoms such as a high fever (101°F (38°C)
  • sore joints
  • earache
  • It is also important to see a doctor/go to the emergency room if your symptoms last longer than four days, are not improving or are getting worse

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