Home Remedies For a Dry Throat

Dry throat is a feeling of roughness, itchiness in the throat which is commonly caused as a result of breathing through your mouth, sleeping with your mouth open, dehydration and smoking. Inflammation of the pharynx is believed to be a common cause of dry throat

Dry throat is very annoying as it can disturb your life by making it difficult for you to sleep or carry out some other activities.

Sometimes dry throat can be an underlying symptoms of some other conditions like, mononucleosis, tonsillitis, strep throat, flu and cold. Dry throat is believed to be accompanied by unfavorable weather condition like in the winter when the air is dry the infections of the upper respiratory tract spread easily.

Before going for any medication, first you need to understand why are you having dry throat because by knowing the cause you can easily treat it easily. Dry throat is mostly accompanied by parched throat, having difficulty in swallowing, having a scratchy throat and swollen glands on the neck sides.

There are many remedies to help you effectively treat dry throat but to ease you the stress of searching I brought to you some important remedies which I will be discussing below.

 

REMEDY -1 HONEY

The moisturizing and humectant properties of honey makes it and effective remedy for dry throat, also its antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties makes it effective in the fight against microbes causing the infection which eventually lead to dry throat. In general, honey is important for your overall body immunity.

  1. Prepare a cup of warm water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Drink this 2 – 3 times daily.

 

Alternative method

  1. Prepare a glass of lukewarm water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Drink this 2 – 3 times daily. (Sip the mixture slowly)

 

REMEDY -2 APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

When it comes to dry throat, Apple cider vinegar is worth a try because this simple remedy helps fight infections or allergy, and thanks to it antibacterial properties which helps fight microbes. It also balance the pH in the mouth to avoid dry throat.

  1. Prepare a cup of warm water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Drink this two times a day.

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REMEDY -3 CAYENNE PEPPER

Capsaicin is a compound rich in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is found in a good amount in Cayenne pepper, and its presence in cayenne pepper makes cayenne pepper effective remedy for dry throat.

  1. Add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup or bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  3. Add 3 grated garlic cloves.
  4. Mix together and stir well.
  5. Take ½ teaspoon of this mixture several times daily.

Note: Allow at least one hour before taking the next dose, and avoid drinking water immediately after this this mixture.

 

REMEDY -4 MARSHMALLOW ROOT

The soothing ability of dry throat by Marshmallow roots comes due to the presence of mucilage in it, which also helps treat the inflammation in the throat which are related to strep throat.

  1. Prepare 1½ cups of boiling water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of dried marshmallow root.
  3. Cover it and leave it to simmer for 10 – 20 minutes.
  4. Strain the solution.
  5. Add honey.
  6. Drink this 3 cups daily.

Note: Pregnant or nursing women and diabetic people are advice to avoid marshmallow roots.

 

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