Best Homemade Drinks to Soothe Sore Throat and Boost Immunity

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As winter is approaching, many people are experiencing conditions like sore throat and scratchy throat. It causes constant itchy feelings, irritation, and difficulty in swallowing. Don’t worry! Some drinks can relieve the scratchy, and painful feelings. Let’s take a look at home remedies that kills a sore throat fast.

Warm honey-lemon water

Warm water can help settle a sore throat. Hot water is special to soothe a sore throat and can help provide relief for cough, and runny nose.

However, warm water with lemon may be especially useful as it can add a small extra dose of vitamin C to pacify your sore throat. Vitamin C is great to boost the immune system and help you overcome colds.

Additionally, you can add honey with your warm lemon water to treat a sore throat and cough. A small 2017 study found that honey helps to speed up the recovery of a sore throat as honey has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Ginger tea

Traditionally, people use ginger tea to calm a sore throat. A 2013 study has shown that fresh ginger tea might help protect you from the respiratory syncytial virus — a highly infectious virus that commonly affects young children.

Besides, ginger is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. If you drink ginger tea in the morning and before going to sleep, it soothes your sore throat.

Moreover, ginger tea provides relief from motion sickness and alleviates nausea from morning sickness or chemotherapy. Ginger tea can also manage blood pressure and support heart health. It is also excellent to manage weight and blood sugar levels. The properties of ginger can fight against pain, inflammation, and cancer.

Chamomile tea

If you don’t like ginger tea, you can take chamomile tea, which is made from dried Matricaria flowers and is loaded with various healing properties. Research shows that chamomile tea can reduce inflammation in the throat.

Additionally, Chamomile tea is generally caffeine-free and so it is excellent to promote relaxation and help you sleep. Proper and adequate sleep boost your immune system and help you quick recovery from illness.

Plus, chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory properties which minimize swelling and also repair tissues and reduce a cough.

Peppermint tea

You can also take peppermint tea which is another warm beverage to ease sore throat symptoms. Peppermint tea contains spearmint which has anti-inflammatory effects to reduce swelling and soothe a sore throat.

Besides, if you can inhale the steam from peppermint tea, it can treat other symptoms such as nasal congestion, and help you to breathe better.

Warm soup

You can take chicken noodle warm soup which is considered as is a classic home remedy for common illnesses.

Any kind of warm soup can be a great way to soothe your sore throat and get some key nutrients when you're feeling sick. Chicken broth has fatty acids and protein. Protein and fatty acids help your body build and repair healthy muscle, bone, skin, and blood cells.

Selenium that is available in chicken broth helps prevent and manage cardiovascular diseases and complications, including strokes, and high cholesterol.

Moreover, chicken broth is enriched with vitamins and minerals, which are useful against common ailments like the common cold, the flu, and food poisoning.

Smoothie

When you're sick, you might experience a decreased appetite that can make it more difficult to get all the nutrients your body needs to fight off an illness.

So, you need a nutrient-packed smoothie as it is made with fruits and vegetables that are loaded with antioxidants — molecules to boost our immune system.

Some antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to make your smoothies: Blueberries, Strawberries, Mangoes, Kale, Spinach

Turmeric milk

Turmeric has powerful antioxidant properties to heal wounds. The properties of turmeric also fight off several infections like colds and sore throats. If you can drink hot turmeric tea or milk for a sore throat, you can cure your sore throat within 1-2 days.

Turmeric milk is anti-inflammatory also and contains the compound curcumin which boosts immunity. Turmeric also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and improves digestion. It is also good for our skin and improves bone health.

Sore throats are common and natural, especially during cold and flu season and winter season. While you are experiencing this condition, it is important to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to fight the infection. You can try homemade healing drinks to soothe your throat pain. So far, we have discussed 7 sore throat remedies to try at home. Hope it helps!_UNB

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