Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sore Throat Herbal Treatment

Sore Throat Herbal Treatment

A sore throat is a congestion or inflammation in the throat due to tonsillitis, pharyngitis or laryngitis.

Water Treatments

1.Hot salt gargle, 3 times a day. Before breakfast, before lunch, and at bedtime.

2.Heating throat compress at bedtime. Leave it on until morning. Repeat procedure if the patient stays home in the morning.

3.Steam inhalation, 2 times a day. In the morning before breakfast, and before bedtime after the hot salt gargle.

4.If possible, rest the voice until the swelling or inflammation subsides.

Herbal Medications

1.Luya or ginger lozenges (Scientific name: Zingiber officinale Roscoe; English: Ginger)
  • Wash and peel a small piece of ginger. F-I Chew slowly for a few minutes.
  • Swallow the juice. Or, keep a small piece in the mouth, chewing it little by little.

2. Sabila leaves (Scientific name: ALoe barbadensis Mill; English: Aloe vera)
  • Wash the leaf and cut in 1/2 inch sizes.
  • Keep in the mouth all day, swallowing the juice.
  • Take another piece when there is no more juice.

3.Bawang lozenges (Scientific name: Allium sativum Linn.; English: Garlic)
  • Wash one piece and peel.
  • Keep in the mouth for some time, chewing it slow.
  • Swallow juice.