Blame it on the weather, pollution, a sudden allergy or something you ate, everybody around seems to be suffering from the same problem- irritated, scratchy nose and throat infection that just refuses to go. We have all been through it and if you are currently going through one – our thoughts and sympathies. When we suffer from a sore throat, we tend to rush to the medicine cabinet and take a dose of medicine, thinking that it will heal you. While the medicine may lessen symptoms, it does not make the cold go away entirely. Natural remedies, without costing you side-effects or burning a hole in your pocket, can often prove to be the best available remedy for your cold and cough problems! If you have been under the weather and exhausted by the itchy cough and throat which won’t go, we have a solution for you.
Not only is this remedy effective and really easy to make, the benefits also begin to work in just under 8 hours! Yes, that’s what it takes for this DIY home remedy to work. Just one look at your kitchen cabinet and you will have the easy remedy to your problems!
What you will need: -Ginger (grated) -Raw honey -Olive oil -Flour -Napkin/ Tissue -Gauze -Tape
Mixing honey and flour together, add grated ginger and 2-3 drops of olive oil to this. Once ready, put a small mixture on a tissue/napkin and using adhesive, tape it to the chest.
It is advised that you apply this concoction before going to bed. Ginger is a spiced root which will make you sweat and work effectively in reducing symptoms of sore throat. Those with sensitive skin or kids should practice precaution before use.
Benefits of this remedy. We have all gotten advice from our elders to consume kadha or traditional herb concoctions to beat a cold or a bad cough. Well, most of these drinks are made out of ginger and honey and help provide relief to a sore throat problem and the symptoms that come with a bad viral infection. There are a lot many health benefits this honey-ginger combination can help provide. The concoction of honey and ginger has been used for a long time in treating respiratory infections and sore throat problems. While ginger is a strong flavouring agent with a pungent and intense flavour, it acts as an expectorant and opens up your sinuses, getting rid of the mucus and washing down irritants which might be giving you an itchy and scratchy throat. Honey, on its part, soothes down the irritated nasal passageway and throat with its taste. It also has immense health benefits for the immune system, protecting you from severe infections. DISCLAIMER The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for physician’s advice. Please consult your treating physician for more details.