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Natural sore throat remedies

Over the years, many sore throat remedies and medicines have been discovered, but we have found that gargling, which is a simple and remarkably effective way to kill germs and soothe a sore throat.

Why not try one of these homemade gargles next time you're looking to relieve throat pain!

Try grandma's sore throat remedy by mixing 1⁄4 teaspoon salt in 1 cup warm water. Use the hottest water you can comfortably tolerate because cold gargles are ineffective.

Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in 1 cup water for this home remedies for sore throats; the juice will help shrink swollen throat tissue and create a hostile environment for viruses and bacteria helping protect your throat for a longer period of time.

For temporary relief of sore throat symptoms, try gargling with a mixture of 1/2 cup tomato juice and 1/2 cup hot water, plus about 10 drops hot pepper sauce. The antioxidant properties may help remedy a sore throat faster than other methods.

Green tea is also known to naturally fight infections. So the next time you brew a cup, make a little extra and gargle with some of this remedy to kill any bacteria your sore throat may be harboring.

Finally, raspberry tea is also an old home remedy believed to treat everything from the flu to open wounds. One recipe calls for pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried tea leaves. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain and let cool a bit. Gargle while it’s still warm