Sore Throat

Symptoms of Sore Throat

The common symptoms of sore throat are inflammation in the throat, painful, dry, and rough throat, hoarse voice, inability to swallow, swollen tonsils, inflamed lymph nodes, stiffness in the neck, mild fever, nausea, and general malaise.

Preventing Sore Throat:
The best way to prevent tonsillitis is to avoid close contact with people who have tonsillitis. Here are a few additional tips to prevent developing this contagious disease:
Avoid close contact with individuals who have upper respiratory tract infections including common cold, cough, and tonsillitis.
Keep the utensils, napkins, towels, food, and other utilities of the infected individual separate from those of your own
Wash your hands thoroughly, particularly before touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Encourage children to do the same.
Avoid exposure to polluted air or atmosphere. Wear a safety mask when passing through industrial areas that emit fumes and harmful chemicals.


Quit smoking and avoid passive smoking.
Limit alcohol intake.
Use humidifiers in your house, especially in dry weather.

Natural Cures

Sore throat is a painful and bothersome condition that is typically a symptom of an illness such as the common cold, flu, tonsillitis, and strep throat. Here are a few natural cures that can be used to alleviate soreness in the throat:


Ginger is a very effective remedy that has been traditionally used to treat various ailments, including sore throat. In fact, ginger is a renowned cure for treating coughs, colds, and other respiratory disorders that are the causes of sore throat.

Drink a cup of hot ginger tea by grating a small chunk of fresh ginger root into one cup of boiling water. Let the mixture stand for a few minutes and strain. Sweeten with honey and add a splash of lemon juice to reduce the amount of mucus that irritates the lining of the throat.
Prepare Indian style chai tea by boiling water and milk in equal quantities, adding a pinch of dry ginger powder or a teaspoon of grated ginger root, and adding black tea leaves. You may also add a pinch of cardamom powder, a pinch of ground black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg powder.

Holy basil (Tulsi)

Holy basil or tulsi is a well-known remedy that is used to cure a variety of ailments. It is believed to have antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Chewing fresh tulsi leaves, preparing a decoction made of tulsi leaves, and drinking it in the form of tea, or infusion can aid in curing a sore throat.

Nasturtium is an antibiotic, thyme boosts the immunity, and sage has anti-inflammatory action. Prepare an herbal tea with two tablespoons of nasturtium, one tablespoon of thyme, and one tablespoon of sage. Drink this healing tea three times each day until the symptoms of tonsillitis subside.
Another suggestion is to combine two teaspoons of sage, one teaspoon of lavender, and one teaspoon of peppermint. Steep this mixture in one cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink this herbal tonic a couple of times each day throughout the duration of the infection.
Prepare herbal teas using chamomile or cleavers herb to relieve the inflammation in the tonsils.


Licorice root has numerous potentially healing substances, including compounds called flavonoids and various plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). It has a soothing and healing action on the respiratory tract, reduces irritation and inflammation, and has an expectorant effect, which makes it useful in alleviating coughs, asthma, and chest infections. Licorice helps to loosen and thin the mucus that is blocking the airways and helps to relax bronchial spasms. The herb also soothes soreness in the throat and helps to ward off respiratory infections.

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