Today’s blog post is about the notorious sore throat and cough one that gets me each time the weather changes, which in then UK it is most weekdays. So, I will share 7 herbs to help. As an added bonus you will get first access to the new meditation we have done to help with that also.
A Sore throat is not very nice for anyone and those who suffer from relentless sore throats need to start looking at why it happen’s and the way to prevent and stop this condition before it begins.
What does a Sore Throat or Cough mean, exactly?
It means we need to adopt a comprehensive approach to natural health and wellness which includes, regular chiropractic checkups, fitness, nutrition, and most importantly stress reduction.
In that respect are many alternatives to help in soothing a sore throat. Suggested is all natural therapies to block off at the source, rather than drugs which can have potentially harmful side effects and will only mask the symptoms. Herbal remedies are one alternative to look at. Below there are some hints to help soothe the annoying sore throat. Only remember what works for one individual may not work for another. You must also be aware of the dosages allowances for children, in order to find out any counter-indications.
Go Green – conquer your sore throat with green tea. This wonderful tea is a powerful antioxidant which will fight off infection by preventing the cellular responses that cause disease. This tea will also kill the microbes that will induce a sore throat. If you heat the tea it will likewise add the additional comfort. The recommended dose is 1 to 4 cups per day. It is also smart to look for tea made from 100% green tea leaves. If you are sensitive to caffeine, you can pick out a caffeine free variety or low dosage caffeine type.
Garlic – although garlic may not serve your social status and can work wonders for your sore throat. Garlic helps to fight throat infections by killing the virus, bacteria or fungus that may be having the problem. This herbaceous plant will even avert future infections by increasing and strengthening the immune system. Recommended dosage is 2-5 cloves per day. Add minced raw garlic to your favorite foods, such as soup, pasta salads, dressings and anything else you love eating. Raw garlic is better than cooked garlic or powder form.
Berries – tea made from blackberry, strawberry, raspberry or blueberry leaves can involve the edge off the pesky sore throat. Berry leaves contain chemicals called tannins, which will combat the throat infection. The warmth from this tea will also help soothe the irritated throat tissue. Recommended dosage is 2-4 cups per day. It is smart to look for organically grown, dried leaves to avoid any pesticide residue. If you are allergic to berries, stay out from these products and pregnant women should not drink berry teas as it may stimulate delivery.
Astragalus – Astragalus membranaceous is a theme that has been used for centuries in China for its healing properties and may subdue recurring sore throats. This herb works by fortifying the immune system. ‘According to many subjects, this herb has demonstrated a wide range of immunopotentiating effects’ (Alternative Medicine Review, 1998; 3:338-44) Recommended dosage is one 500-mg capsule 2-3 times per day. If you suffer from autoimmune disease you should not take Astragalus.
Tea Tree Oil – this oil is derived from an Australian tea plant. This oil destroys bacteria, fungus and viruses by stimulating the production of white blood cells. It will shoot down the microorganisms that cause the sore throat. Tea tree oil will stop the throat pain at the root. This cure is so powerful that in lab experiments, it destroyed super-hearty Staphylococcus strains that are resistant to antibiotics. (Pharmazie 1999 Jun; 54(6):460-3)
Calendula – this herb is in a spray form and it will provide speedy relief for a dry and irritated throat. This sprayer is made from the dazzling orange petals of the Calendula officinalis flower. It soothes the swelling associated with sore throats and may help reduce viral infections. Surveys have shown that the alcohol derivatives in Calendula account for its anti-inflammatory effect. Calendula spray comes in various strengths, and then please follow the instructions, and do not spray on open wounds.
Echinacea – this herb is one of my darlings. Echinacea purpurea is a purple cornflower that is widely recognized for its healing properties. Herbalists believe that Echinacea boosts the immune system, making it more easygoing for the body to recover from colds and flus that may accompany a sore throat. Recommended dosage is 1-2 400-mg capsules 2 times per day, we like to use the liquid form and put 2-3 drops in our juice or tea. It too comes in a child form without the alcohol. It is not smart to take Echinacea for more than 3 weeks at a time and any individual suffering from an autoimmune disease should not take Echinacea.
As an extra added bonus we have included our new meditation that is not out on release until the 31st July so enjoy this with one of the herbs I suggested and let us know if it helps rather the video or advise for the sore throat and cough.