Benjamin had the worst sore throat amongst many other things this week and it wasn't going away, so I finally looked up some remedies online that might help. I was surprised by how much I found and how interesting they were. It was nice getting to be nurse after several months of not being able to help him in these areas! There were a total of 14 remedies, but I only used the most interesting ones :) Anyhow, I thought I would share what I found ;)
I found all of these on
If you can gargle without gagging, make a saline solution by adding 1/2 teaspoon salt to a cup of very warm water. Yes, when your mother told you to gargle with saltwater, she knew what she was talking about. It cuts phlegm and reduces inflammation. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup warm water, and gargle every three to four hours.
Make Horseradish Cocktail
Try this Russian sore-throat cure. Combine 1 tablespoon pure horseradish or horseradish root with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon ground cloves. Mix in a glass of warm water and drink slowly.