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Herbal Remedies for Sore Throat or Itchy Throat

  1. Honey is a very good natural and effective remedy for painful and sore throats especially during winter and monsoon. About 1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder mixed with honey is also helpful in itchy throat. Tulsi juice (5 to 10 drops) with honey also works well.
  2. Hot Ginger tea with few leaves of tulsi in it is very soothing for raw and infected throat.
  3. Chewing a throat lozenge like Athimathuram (Liqorice) or Arathai  (Alpinia galanga) helps to reduce the constant itchiness that causes painful cough and irritation.
  4. Gargling with salty hot water every night before going to sleep makes best results.
  5. Always have hot or warm drinks and food. Avoid curd, cold bevarages and ice- creams during cough, cold and sore throat.
  6. Having hot milk with 2 pinch of turmeric powder helps in curing throat infection and itching.
  7. Thaleesathichoornam, Trikadugu Choornam or Amukkura choornam with honey, Tippili Rasayanam, Adathodai kudineer, Kastoori mathirai are some Siddha medicines to cure sore throat and chronic cough.

Dr Amritjude

Chief Doctor and owner of “Agasthiyar Guru Siddha Marma Chikitsalayam” Siddha Hospital, Melvettoor P. O., Varkala, Kerala.

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