Sore Throat Home Remedies – 7 Recipes to Make a Gargle on Your Own

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Mix 4-5 drops of calendula tincture with a glass of warm water and gargle.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.