3 ways to soothe a sore throat

Health editor Karen Evennett offers easy ways to feel better…

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1. Gargle with sage tea… It’s naturally antiseptic and antibacterial. Steep fresh or dried leaves in hot water. Cool and strain before gargling.

2. Raid your larder… If you can’t lay your hands on sage, gargle with one of the following: a large pinch of cayenne, 1 tbsp fresh or powdered ginger, ½ tsp salt or ½ tsp turmeric (with ½ tsp salt) in a cup of warm water.

3. Talk to your pharmacist… Ask for products containing benzocaine, which numbs the soreness, and tyrothricin, which is an antiseptic.

One Response to 3 ways to soothe a sore throat

  1. Ann Holding says:

    I find that a soluble aspirin – in warm water – helps kill the pain of a sore throat. My doctor recommended it to me about 45 years ago when I was suffering from repeat tonsillitis. It has always worked for me.

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