Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throat is so common a problem that almost brings life to a half. Sometimes it can lead to severe cases like rash, blood in saliva, high fever, excessive drooling in children, etc. Medical attention is a must in such cases.

Some home remedies for sore throat

Drink salt tea. Prepare tea as usual, but replace sugar with salt. Drink it a few times to cure sore throat.

Gargle with warm salt water.

Chew a betel leaf with licorice.

Boil 2 tsp fenugreek leaves in water and gargle with it while slightly warm.

Take one or two cloves of garlic and some cloves. Make them into a paste and eat it with two tsp honey.

Tulsi leaves (holy basil leaves) chewed fresh or drinking water with a few leaves boiled in it is also good cure for sore throat.

Water boiled with sage leaves, drained and cooled is another option you can try.

Drop two drops of tea tree oil in water and drink it.


Drink plenty of water. It may feel difficulty drinking water while you have sore throat. Drink water warm to avoid the difficulty drinking water.

Never take cold food as it can act as a stimulant for the throat to respond unfavorably. Take food moderately warm.


Properly cover your throat when going out in cold climate. Don’t go out in hot climate too. That too is not good for persons suffering from sore throat.

Avoid smoking – active and passive smoking is harmful.