Sore throat is usually accompanied with a pain when swallowing and sometimes even with a sensation of burning and tightness in the throat. A gargle can help you to avoid experiencing the unpleasant feelings.
- Gargle warm salt-water. Salt possesses strong antibacterial and disinfectant features. But – do not overdo it! If you gargle too salty water frequently, you make your mucous membrane vulnerable, and it becomes an easy target for viruses. Weak salt-water prevails over strong one. Add a point of knife of salt or even less to a glass of warm water and the gargle is ready.
- Mix 4-5 drops of calendula tincture with a glass of warm water and gargle.
- Infuse 2 tablespoons of granulated herbs of common plantain with a glass of boiling water. Leave for 20 minutes to brew and the gargle is ready. You can drink the decoction as well. Drink one fourth of a glass of the mixture 3 times a day.
- Boil a tablespoon of oak bark in a glass of water on small fire for 15 minutes. Decant the mixture and wait till it becomes cold. Gargle 3 times a day.
- Infuse a tablespoon of granulated tops of hedge hyssop with a glass of boiling water. Cover for 10-15 minutes to brew. Gargle 3-4 times a day.
- Infuse 2 teaspoons of Johnny Jump Up with a glass of boiling water. Cover to let the tincture brew. When the decoction has become cold, decant it. Gargle as often as needed. You can drink the tincture as well.
- Infuse a tablespoon of chamomiles with a glass of boiling water. Cover and leave for half an hour to infuse. Afterwards decant the tincture and gargle every 3 hours.