How To Use Garlic To Get Rid Of Sore Throat?

By: Somya Ojha
Garlic is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. That is the reason why it is used for treating innumerable health issues.

It is replete with powerful antimicrobial properties that can do wonders on mild infections. Numerous studies have found garlic to be a potent and powerful remedy.

Moreover, it is a tried-and-tested remedy for a wide range of health issues such as flu, sore throat, etc. And today at Boldsky, we will be letting you know about some of the most effective ways of using garlic in getting relief from sore throat.

Also Read: Health Benefits Of Garlic

Sore throat is a highly common and unpleasant health issue. And if it is not taken care of, then the infection may spread and worsen the symptoms.

Read on to know more about these effective methods that are safe and natural.

Note: If you're suffering from a health issue or have experienced any side effects after consuming garlic in the past, then we suggest you consult your dietitian before trying any of the following remedies.


1. Garlic With Honey

The antibacterial properties of both garlic and honey can do wonders on your sore throat problem. To make this remedy, crush a few cloves of raw garlic and mix it with honey. Once mixed, consume it like a syrup. This remedy can be consumed on a daily basis to get rid of sore throat.


2. Garlic Cloves

Most people don't like to consume raw garlic because of its strong flavour; but if you can, then there is no better remedy like it. Consuming two raw garlic cloves through the course of the day can soothe the symptoms of sore throat and stop the infection from getting worse.


3. Garlic With Lemon

This is another effective way of using garlic for treating sore throat at home. Mix garlic juice and lemon juice together. Consume this mix once or twice in a day for treating the soreness and preventing the mucus from accumulating any further.


4. Garlic Tea

This super-simple method of using garlic is quite popular worldwide. Several people have tried this remedy. Brew a fresh cup of garlic tea and sip on it throughout the day at regular intervals for getting relief from the unpleasant symptoms of sore throat.


5. Garlic With Apple Cider Vinegar

The alkaline properties of apple cider vinegar combined with the antibacterial properties of garlic can do wonders on your sore throat problem. Take a glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to it, along with a teaspoon of garlic juice. Consume it once a day for getting relief.


6. Garlic With Olive Oil

To prepare this remedy, you will have to warm a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Then, soak crushed garlic into it. Use a spoon to mix both the ingredients. Once mixed and cool, you can consume it like a syrup. This combination is known to give a great amount of relief from the itchiness and pain that soreness in the throat causes.


7. Garlic With Licorice Root

The last way of using garlic for sore throat is an age-old remedy that is known worldwide for its effectiveness. Extract the juice of a few raw cloves of garlic and then submerge a licorice root in it. Consume the mix of this combination once a day for soothing the pain and soreness in the throat.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 17:30 [IST]
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