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Easy Vegan-Friendly At Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

by | February 1, 2019

Cold and flu season is in full swing, and in my house, so is strep throat. Most of the natural remedies I found for sore throats included honey. Thankfully there are a few ways to soothe a sore throat without using honey. Here are some vegan-friendly home remedies for a sore throat.

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Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

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Gargle with saltwater.

Mix together one cup of warm water and one teaspoon of sea salt. Stir to dissolve, then gargle.

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Hot tea

A nice warm cup of tea is one of the best temporary home remedies for a sore throat. Ginger tea with lemon and maple syrup is a wonderfully soothing combination. The ginger relieves the pain, the lemon gives you vitamin C, and the maple syrup coats your throat.

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Humidifier

Using a humidifier in your home adds moisture to the air. This will help to moisturize your throat. Humidifiers do need to be cleaned regularly.

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Essential oils

Diffusing eucalyptus, peppermint, thieves oil, or lemon seem to help soothe a sore throat, although I’m not sure if it’s from the oils themselves or the moisture it puts in the air. Either way, it smells good. Just add water and a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to a diffuser and switch it on.

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Neti pot

Post nasal drip can often be the cause of a sore throat. A neti pot can help flush out the sinuses in order to give some relief.

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Of course, if you’ve got any symptoms that persist for a few days even after trying some home remedies for a sore throat, it’s a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider.

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