A sore throat is pretty common during the winter season, but what is the best way to deal with it? Trust these five expert-backed home remedies to help!
The winter season is here, and while we love it for all things cozy and comforting (read: hot chocolate and momos), it brings with it a series of health issues, including a sore throat and many other allergies. Plus, the increasing pollution is scaring us out of our wits, what with the Air Quality Level (AQI) reaching dangerously high levels.
Most of you may have experienced a sore throat over the last few weeks. And unfortunately, this is the time of the year when such issues are particularly common. We often turn to syrups and lozenges without a second thought, but think a little and turn to natural ingredients for help!
Laung or clove is one of the most preferred home remedies to soothe a sore throat. Take a piece of clove and a little rock salt, and consume them together. This will help you get rid of any kind of throat soreness in a short period of time since the combination helps to relieve inflammation.
2. Black cardamom
This might have been unheard of, but a small pod of bigger size cardamom can work wonders for your sore throat, says, doctors. It is rich in antioxidants and can help to combat both dry cough and other throat-related issues during the winter season. So, you know what to keep handy!
3. Honey and ginger
Having hot water with ginger and honey is effective in soothing coughs. While natural is the way to go, The Doctor also advises having lozenges that specifically have ginger and honey since they soothe the throat.
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