This homemade remedy can rid you of even the worst sore throats. By Divyata Raut
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Not so bad to be able to take an MC but awful enough to live with. Sore throats, one of the most common infections that affects everyone several times a year. Most of the time, it does not pose a serious health risk but is terribly uncomfortable, causing us to stick to warm and bland foods till it wanes off. If you’re always googling for ‘quick ways to get rid of your sore throat’, we have the ultimate solution for you. This unique, all-natural home remedy that has been passed down from Asian generations proves that spices are not only for cooking!
The recipe for this life-changing mix:
¼ cup honey
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp ginger juice
a pinch of black pepper
Simply dust the turmeric powder and black pepper on the gleaming puddle of honey before adding the juice of some roughly smashed ginger to the bowl. After mixing these superfoods together, best believe that you have the most powerful salve in your hands. You will immediately enjoy an overwhelming sense of relief as this elixir slides down the most painful part of your throat. This mixture can also be dissolved in warm water for maximum relief.
Apart from being extremely soothing, here is the science behind every ingredient:
Honey is a viscous substance that is great for healing, which means that it will soothe your inflamed and scratchy nerves while reducing inflammation. Its antibacterial property will kill the germs that have plagued your throat.
Ginger is described by The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies as a natural pain killer. Its strong taste, therefore, decreases the discomfort you feel during your sore throat. It also contains antibiotics that help with immunity and detoxification.
Turmeric, an ingredient hailed by our Asian ancestors has wowed the world with its ability to defeat all kinds of diseases. Known to be the most powerful herb on this planet, this medicinal root contains an active ingredient in it called curcumin. Its anti-inflammatory properties will alleviate the swelling in your throat. Oncogene released results of a study that proved curcumin to be the most effective anti-inflammatory compound in the world. This ingredient is a thousand times more efficient in the presence of black pepper which is why pepper is part of this homemade medicine.
This mix tastes more like flavoured honey than bitter medicine so feel free to add more ginger juice or turmeric for faster relief. This concoction is so beneficial that it can also be taken to heal a cough, cold or fever- I’m pretty sure we can call it a magical potion! Taken with lots of warm water, expect your sore throat to be gone just under a couple of days! It’s also dairy-free, which reduces the risk of having that frustrating mucus build up afterwards.