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A sore throat can be the beginning signs of a cold or flu. With the cold an flu season right around the corner I thought that I would share with you some home remedies that my family and I gathered when we were trying to recreate my grandmother’s WWII Frugal Living journal.
- Take ibuprofen for the inflammation.
- Drink a cup of warm tea
mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of honey.
- Fill the reservoir of a Vicks personal steam inhaler with water and vinegar. Inhale the steam for about 10-15 minutes.
- Pour ¼ cup apple cider
vinegar into a large bowl and then fill half way with boiling water. Drape a towel
over your head and place your face over the bowl. Deeply inhale the steam for
5-10 minutes. Follow up with a glass of cold water.
- Drink some warm mint
- Suck on ice cubes.
- Gargle with some baking soda tea.
Mix ½ teaspoon baking
soda and ½ teaspoon salt in 8 ounces of hot water. When gargling, allow the
tea to sit for a few seconds on the back of your throat before gargling. Do
this 2 times in a row 3 times a day.
- Suck on throat lozenges that contain menthol or
- Drink a Hot Toddy. Add 2 ounces of whiskey with
1 tablespoon honey
and 4 ounces of hot water. Stir well and add 1 teaspoon of lemon
- Drink some warm chicken broth.
- Drink some ginger tea.
Crush a 2-inch piece of ginger
and add it to 3 cups of boiling water. Let it continue to boil for 4-5 minutes.
Add a little honey and drink while it’s hot.
- Gargle several times a day with warm salt
- Eat some marshmallows.
on some whole cloves.
Suck on them until they become soft, then chew.
- Take some cough syrup, Robitussin AC is the best
for relieving pain.
- Drink some herbal tea,
it helps ward off infection and build your immunity.
- Suck on a clove of garlic that has been cut in
half. Place ½ in each cheek and suck. Occasionally crush with your teeth.
- Take a teaspoon of honey.
- Mix together ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
and ¼ cup honey.
Take 1 tablespoon every 4-6 hours.
- Drink lots of water.
- Drink some cinnamon tea.
Add a couple sticks of cinnamon to boiling water. Allow it to boil for 3-4
minutes before steeping with your favorite tea
- Make an onion tea
by boiling the peels from ½ an onion
with 8 ounces of water. Drink 2-3 times a day.
- Drink a cup of warm cayenne tea.
Mix ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper with 1 cup boiling water and 1 teaspoon honey.
Drink throughout the day, stirring well before drinking.
- Gargle with 1 tablespoon vodka
mixed with 8 ounces of warm water.
- Gargle with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
and ½ cup warm water.
- Drink warm pomegranate juice.
- Gargle with lemon
- Gargle with hydrogen
- Eat some chicken soup, the salt
in the broth acts as an anti-inflammatory.
- Sip on a glass of flat cola.
- Rub some Vick’s
VapoRub on your throat and wrap with a tube sock to hold in the heat.
Always consult a doctor before trying any home treatments.
What household tips do you have for treating a sore throat?
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Donna Wilkes says
Very interesting ideas for a sore throat. I have used several of them, but marshmallows? Thank you for sharing with Make It Monday.
Cynthia Landrie says
Perfect timing for this post. It is the season for sore throats and colds. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen party!
Elizabeth Lund says
Thanks for sharing. I have gargled with salt water before, but not baking soda. Some interesting things here! 🙂
This is just to useful for words! Pinned. If my printer were working I'd print it and stick it in the medicine cabinet.
Erin Kelly says
Interesting! What do the marshmallows do? I imagine you really wouldn't have people getting exposed if you were drinking onion tea! No one would get close. Ha! Neat tips!
KC the Kitchen Chopper says
OK, I must say I'm partial to #24! 😉 Not for the kiddies of course. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned!