Sore Throat

What is Sore Throat?

A Sore Throat is a painful feeling in the throat aggravated by swallowing. Bacteria or virus causes sore throat, medically known as Pharyngitis. Most often it will be a symptom of an underlying illness like cold, flu, mumps, tonsillitis etc. Sore throat is named, depending on the area where the pain is, like:


  • Pharyngitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Tonsillitis

Common Causes of Sore Throat

  • Viral infection
  • Bacterial infection
  • Fungal infection
  • Smoking
  • Shouting
  • Allergies

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Tips 1:

Eat betel leaves with liquorice (mulathi) 2-3 times a day.
Tips 2:

Make a paste of 2-3 cloves with 1-2 cloves of garlic. Mix with 1 cup of honey. Have 1 tsp 3 times a day.
Tips 3:

Soak 8-10 almonds. Peel and grind with 8-10 pepper corns. Mix in 1 cup of water. Sieve and drink adding either salt or sugar to taste.

Tips 4:

Gargle with fenugreek tea, made with 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds boiled in 6 cups of water. 3-4 times a day.

Tips 5:

Warm a cup of milk. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and drink before going to bed.
Tips 6:

Boil one whole onion, mash and eat with a little butter, salt and pepper.
Tips 7:

Soak finely chopped onion in honey for a day. Strain out the onion and drink 2 tsp of the honey daily.