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Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

Sore throat and strep throat effect millions of people each year. Usually, having a sore throat is one of the first signs that you're coming down with a cold, especially if a runny nose and cough soon follow.

There are many natural remedies that can not only take the edge off but also help with getting better:

Vitamin C — is best known for its benefits for infectious diseases. It is a potent anti-oxidant and immune booster. Recommended dose is 1000-2000 mg everyday.

Apple Cider Vinegar — this specific vinegar is known for its antibacterial properties and gargling apple cider vinegar may be useful for treating sore throats.

Raw Garlic and Oil of Oregano — Garlic is known to be jam packed with immune-boosting and antimicrobial compounds that help fight off viral infections like sore throat. Oil of Oregano is a natural antibiotic that kills off any bacteria that may be causing the sore throat. 

Lemons — it is well known that lemons have a high dose of Vitamin C, but this amazing citrus fruit can also helps soothe sore throats. We recommend making a hot drink with fresh lemon juice as it is good to keep hydrated when coming down with a cold or sore throat.

Herbal Remedies — Herbs and essential oils such as eucalyptus (good for respiratory), peppermint, anise, slippery elm, and fennel act as cough suppressants.

Raw Honey — Raw honey is a well known item to have in your kitchen. Honey has antiviral and antibacterial properties, and may also boost your immune system, plus soothe your sore throat.

Salt Water Gargle — gargling salt water it is one of the easiest ways to help and soothe a sore throat, this salt water gargle helps kill bacteria in your throat and upper respiratory system, ease the pain of the sore throat, and prevents infections in the upper respiratory tract.

Colloidal Silver — has long been used as an antimicrobial agent. Researchers at the Brigham Young University tested colloidal silver against five well known pathogens, including streptococci, and they found in their research that colloidal silver worked as well as antibiotics.

What are your go-to remedies when fighting a cold / sore throat?