Honey for Sore Throat

You are going to address a group of people in your college election. Or you are preparing to deliver a speech at a seminar.

But you are worried that you will not be able to deliver it properly because there is an acute pain while gulping the food and drinking the water.

There is also an itching sensation and irritation in your throat. Possibly you are suffering from sore throat.

Do you want to know some of the natural remedies, particularly honey for sore throat?   Read on to know the remedies for sore throat that has used honey as the main ingredient.

Why one Should Use Honey for Sore Throat?

Are you thinking – is honey really good for sore throat? Yes, it is as it is loaded with antibacterial properties. It helps in the fast healing of sore throat. Honey works best when treated with ginger, warm water, milk, pepper and lemon.

Honey soothes your sore throat as it has hypertonic osmotic property. It helps to draw more water from inflamed tissues. It also reduces swelling and inflammation.

Raw honey gives you the best results for sore throat in a couple of days. Let’s have a look at the many benefits and methods of using honey for sore throat.

Method 1: Honey with Ginger

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Water – 1 cup

Process:

  1. Take half inch ginger and wash it thoroughly.
  2. Slice the ginger into small pieces after removing the rough skin of it.
  3. Crush it and make it into a fine paste.
  4. Boil the water in medium flame, and then add the ginger paste to it.
  5. Allow it to boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of honey to it.
  7. You can filter and drink the liquid if you don’t want the small strains of ginger in the liquid.
  8. Drink it warm 2 to 3 times a day to get rid of sore throat.

Method 2: Honey with Warm Water

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Water – 1 cup

Process:

  1. Boil water in a pan in low flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of honey to it and stir well.
  3. Drink it warm and it will decrease your sore throat
  4. Take this remedy at least twice a day to get rid of sore throat.

Method 3: Honey with Cinnamon Water

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon sticks – 1 to 2
  • Water – 1 glass

Process:

  1. Boil 1 glass of water in medium flame for 10 minutes.
  2. Now add cinnamon sticks to it and close the lid.
  3. Add honey to it at the end and drink the tea.
  4. It will help you to get rid of sore throat and the infections.
  5. Follow this remedy 2 to 3 times a day to get relief from sore throat.

[Also Read: Home Remedies for Runny Nose and Sore Throat ]

Method 4: Honey with Milk

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 glass

Process:

  1. Boil 1 glass of milk for 5 minutes.
  2. Leave it for some time to become warm.
  3. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of honey to it and stir well.
  4. Drink it warm. It will give a soothing effect to your sore throat.

Method 5: Honey with Lemon

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 1 glass

Process:

  1. Take 1 glass of water and boil it.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 to 3 tbsp of honey to it, and stir well.
  3. Now drink the concoction.
  4. Use this remedy at least twice a day to get relief from sore throat.

Method 6: Honey with Honeysuckle Flowers.

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Honeysuckle flowers – a handful
  • Water – 1 glass
  • A container

Process:

  1. Take a handful of fresh honeysuckle flowers in a container.
  2. Add 1 glass of water to the container.
  3. Boil them for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain and then add honey to it, and stir well.
  5. Drink the concoction to get relief from sore throat.
  6. Using this remedy regularly will treat sore throat

[Also Read: How to Get Rid of Cold Sores]

Method 7: Honey with Cayenne Pepper

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper – ½ tsp
  • Water – 1 glass
  • A container

Process:

  1. Take 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper in a container.
  2. Add 1 glass of water to the container and boil it for 5 minutes in low flame.
  3. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of honey to it and stir it well.
  4. Stir the concoction well till cayenne pepper dissolves in the water completely.
  5. Use less amount of cayenne pepper if you are very sensitive to spices.
  6. Drink this for sore throat.
  7. Drink this concoction twice a day to treat sore throat

Method 8: Honey with Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • A container

Process:

  1. Take 1 cup of water in a container and make it warm in low flame.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to it and stir well.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of honey to the warm water.
  4. Now drink it to soothe your sore throat.
  5. Following this remedy twice a day will give fruitful results against sore throat.
  6. Also Read How Apple cider vinegar helps sore throat.

Method 9: Consume Raw Honey

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 2 to 3 tbsp

Process:

  1. Consume 2 to 3 tbsp of raw honey at night before going to bed.
  2. Raw honey will ease out and cure your sore throat

Note: Avoid over consumption of raw honey.

Method 10: Honey and Turmeric

Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which work well to cure a sore throat. Whereas turmeric used in this remedy has anti-inflammatory properties which provide relief from the throat inflammation and pain.

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder– ¼ tsp
  • Small cup – 1

Process:

  1. Take 1 tsp of honey in a small cup.
  2. Add ¼ tsp of turmeric powder to it.
  3. Mix them well and consume it.
  4. Repeat the process twice a day to get relief from a sore throat.

Method 11: Honey and Garlic

Garlic has anti-inflammatory and healing properties which provide relief from a sore throat. Honey in this remedy will create a protective layer on the inner surface of the throat and reduce the pain caused due to a sore throat.

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic (chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Small cup – 1

Process:

  1. Take 1 tbsp of honey in a small cup.
  2. Add 1 tsp of chopped garlic to it.
  3. Leave it overnight.
  4. Next morning take a glass of warm water and add 1 tbsp of honey and garlic mixture to it.
  5. Sip that water slowly to treat a sore throat.
  6. Use this remedy 3 or 4 times in a day to get relief from a sore throat.

Method 12: Marshmallow Root with Honey

Marshmallow has mucilaginous properties along with the soothing properties which help to reduce a sore throat. It is used in many natural medicines for a sore throat. Here honey cure a sore throat with the help of its anti-microbial properties. The remedy kills the bacteria causing a sore throat and provides instant relief.

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallow root powder – ½ tsp
  • Slippery elm bark powder – ½ cup
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take ¼ cup of water in a sauce pan and heat it.
  2. Dissolve ½ tbsp of marshmallow root powder into the hot water.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of honey and stir it well.
  4. Later take the solution into the measuring cup till it fills half.
  5. Add ½ cup of slippery elm powder to it.
  6. Mix the ingredients well and wash your hands properly after mixing.
  7. Form the whole mixture into small lozenges using your fingers in the size of a grape.
  8. Now roll them in some extra slippery elm powder.
  9. Put them on a plate to dry for at least 24 hours.
  10. Now wrap each lozenge in a small piece of waxed paper.
  11. Store lozenges in a dark, cool place. They will stay good for 6 months.
  12. Consume 1 lozenge in a day after unwrapping it to soothe a sore throat.

Method 13: Green Tea with Honey & Turmeric

Green tea, honey, and turmeric, all the three products are very beneficial for health. The combination will boost your immune system to fight the infection. Also, it will soothe the inflamed throat and provides relief from pain caused due to a sore throat.

Ingredients:

  • Green tea – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 1 cup

Process:

  1. Take a cup of water and boil them.
  2. Now add 1 tsp of green tea leaves to the boiled water.
  3. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Now add 1 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of honey, and ¼ tsp of turmeric to it.
  5. Stir well using a spoon.
  6. Drink it twice a day till you get rid of a sore throat.

Method 14: Honey Lollipops

Honey lollipop is the yummiest way to deal with a sore throat. This remedy is very popular among children and you will not even have to force your child to take this medicine.

Honey is good for a sore throat, so try making it at your home to cure a sore throat.

Ingredients:

  • Honey – 1 cup
  • Lollipop sticks – 20
  • Silpat mat – 1

Process:

  1. Take a cup of honey and heat it for 10 minutes.
  2. Boil the honey until it hardens.
  3. Now pour small circles of honey on a silpat mat.
  4. Take a lollipop stick and put it in the centre of the honey circle.
  5. Make a small twist with a stick to stuck it in the honey.
  6. Repeat the same process for all the remaining sticks.
  7. Leave them for 30 minutes to dry.
  8. Wrap and store them.
  9. Enjoy 1 lollipop in a day to treat a sore throat instantly.

Method 15: Spice Honey Cough Drops

The spice honey cough drops are actually very tasty and often liked by children a lot. It is the easiest way to treat a sore throat. It also provides relief from common cold and helps you get rid of toddler Cough easily

Ingredients:

  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Honey – ½ cup
  • Butter – ¼ cup
  • doTerra essential oil – 3 to 5 drops

Process:

  1. Take a heavy pan and heat it.
  2. Put 2 cups of sugar in it.
  3. Now add ½ cup each of honey and water to it.
  4. Also add ¼ cup of butter to it.
  5. Cook them over medium heat till it becomes hard.
  6. Put off the heat and add 3 to 5 drops of doTerra essential oil after a minute.
  7. Pour the whole mixture on a buttered cookie sheet.
  8. Fold the edges of a candy into the middle.
  9. Pull and then roll into long strips.
  10. Let them cool and gets harden.
  11. If they are a bit soft, you can wrap them in a waxed paper and then store in a Ziploc bag.
  12. Eat one in a day to treat your sore throat.

Method 16: Cayenne Pepper, ACV with Honey

Cayenne pepper tea is one of the best home remedies for a sore throat. Try it drink to cure a sore throat in no time.

See how simple it is to prepare cayenne pepper tea to treat a sore throat.

Ingredients:

  • ACV – 1 tsp
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper – a pinch
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Hot water – 1 cup

Process:

  1. Take a cup of hot water and add 1 tsp each of ACV and lemon juice.
  2. Also add 1 tbsp of honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper to it.
  3. Stir well and drink it.
  4. Drink this tea once in a day for 3 to 4 day to get rid of a sore throat.

Some Other Tips to Avoid Sore Throat

To avoid and prevent sore throat, follow the tips that are mentioned below:

  • To avoid sore throat, always stay away from pollution.
  • Frequently wash your hands and face.
  • Avoid smoking completely.
  • Stay away from people who are affected by sore throat.
  • Keeping the environment dust-free is very important. Remove the dust from the regularly used things at home as your throat will be directly affected by the bacteria in the dust once you inhale it.
  • Consume food both in cold and warm state as both these temperatures have unique effect on your throat and you can easily get rid of sore throat.
  • Having cold fresh juice will reduce bacteria formation around the throat and having warm tea will improve the blood circulation around the throat.
  • Avoid eating oily foods as it increases the pain.
  • Use a humidifier and adjust it to the room temperature.
  • Consult a doctor in case your sore throat becomes severe and is accompanied by fever. Take medicines prescribed by your doctor.

Do you know any other home remedies using honey for sore throat? Have you ever tried honey for sore throat? If yes, then share your experiences with us.

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