How to Remedy a Sore Throat

An inflamed throat is often the first sign that you're getting sick. Help nip it in the bud with a few simple tricks.

You will need

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • A humidifier
  • Epsom salts
  • Ibuprofen
  • Chamomile or licorice tea

Step 1 Gargle a mixture of lemon juice and salt in 8 ounces warm water for one minute every hour. It will wash away mucus and improve circulation.

Step 2 Drink a tea of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and honey in a glass of hot water at least three times a day.

Step 3 Keep the air moist with a cool or warm humidifier to relieve swollen air passages. Or, set out a shallow pan of water, which will evaporate and naturally humidify the air.

Step 4 Take a hot bath with Epsom salts. The magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin and draws toxins out of the body.

Step 5 Take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen to reduce swelling and discomfort.