With the cases of viral fever increasing day by day, sore throat has become a common problem. A sore throat usually comes as a part of viral fever symptoms. If you are feeling itchiness, pain, or irritation in your throat, you are probably suffering from a sore throat.  Apart from the lingering pain and swelling, people also find it difficult to swallow food or drinks.  While people do not opt for a doctor's visit for a sore throat, it can undoubtedly cause a lot of discomforts that may even hinder your sleep and eating patterns. A lot of home remedies are very popular that are known to relieve the symptoms of a sore throat. A salt water warm gargle works well, Chamomile and peppermint tea are also known to work wonders, but one of the most favourite and sweetest remedy for a sore throat is honey. Home Remedy of the Week: 6 Natural Remedies to Reduce Gout Inflammation.

How Does Honey Help Relieve a Sore Throat?

Honey has been used as a miraculous sore throat and cough remedy since ages. With a fantastic reputation in the Ayurveda, honey is known to be an effective wound healer and therefore is known to speed-healing sore throats. Honey with its antibacterial properties is one of the most effective natural remedies for sore throats and even nighttime cough. Common Cold Home Remedies: 6 Tips To Keep Cold At Bay This Monsoon Naturally.

How to Use Honey for a Sore Throat

1. Add it to your herbal teas as natural sweeteners.

2. Simply sip on some warm water mixed with honey.

3. You can directly have a spoonful of hone first thing in the morning.

4. Blend it with herbs such as tulsi, ginger and clove. Add a spoonful to a cup warm water and sip on it.

While a sore throat isn't usually seen as a health problem that requires a doctors visit if the inflammation in the throat persists for a long time along with other symptoms, and also doesn't go away with any other remedies you must visit a doctor asap.

(This article is written for an informative purpose and should not be substituted for medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before trying any tips.)

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