For people who aren’t interested in taking traditional Western medicine, homeopathic medicine is a viable alternative for treating a throat infection. Whether it’s a dry throat related to allergies or laryngitis, homeopathic medicine can help alleviate symptoms.
Warm Drink Remedies
Warm drink remedies soothe throat inflammation and soreness. Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ginger to one glass of lukewarm water, or add fresh squeezed lemon juice and honey to hot water and sip slowly.
Add 1 teaspoon salt to one glass lukewarm water and gargle for 1 minute and spit out into sink. Warm salt water is very soothing to the throat and reduces redness and inflammation.
Natural Herbal Throat Lozenges
Herbal throat lozenges made from licorice, eucalyptus and honey also soothe the throat. All natural herbal lozenges can be found at natural food stores.
Herbs for the Throat
Cleavers and Mercurius Solubilis (natural-based mercury) are used to heal throat and tonsil infections. These herbs also maintain lymph gland health and strengthen the immune system.
Before using herbs to treat throat infections, check with a medical doctor or naturopathic doctor. Pregnant women should not take herbal remedies.