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Easy home remedies to cure sore throat

Treat sore throat with these easy, effective and simple home remedies

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Winter can bring with it a host of seasonal illnesses like nose, ear, and throat infections. Such infections, if not treated on time, can even lead to respiratory issues including breathlessness and congestion in the chest. So, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms lately, you might want to try some simple yet effective home remedies that are sure to help you in no time.

Ayurvedic expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar shared these simple remedies that can work for your throat.

Turmeric and saltwater gargles.

Here’s how to make it?


250-300ml – Water
1 tbsp – Turmeric
½ tbsp – Salt


*Add the ingredients to water and boil for five minutes. Once lukewarm, gargle with it three-four times.

“It’ll make you feel less congested and soothe your throat,” said Dr Bhavsar.

Licorice or mulethi

How to use?

*Take 1 tsp licorice powder and suck it with honey twice a day or add it in warm water and gargle with it twice a day.

Amla juice

How to use?

*Have 15-20 ml of amla juice with 1 tsp honey twice a day.


How to use?

*Boil 1 tsp fenugreek in 250 ml of water for 5 minutes, strain and drink it.



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How to use?

*Boil half tsp cinnamon powder or small cinnamon stick in 250 ml of water for 5 minutes, strain and let it be lukewarm. Add some honey and lemon and drink it.


How to use?

*Boil 4-5 tulsi leaves in some water, strain, and drink it. You can add honey and ginger if you like.

Turmeric milk

How to use?


Warm milk with turmeric and black pepper at bedtime works like a wonder.

Lemon water

How to use?

*Just take some warm water, add half a lemon, some honey and drink it.

However, you don’t have to do all the remedies. “Try any of these remedies that’s handy for you,” said Dr Bhavsar.

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First published on: 21-12-2020 at 09:10 IST
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