View Full Version : Any recommendations for a sore throat?
01-11-2007, 07:55 PM
Do you have any raw remedies for a sore throat? My throat is killing me and I'm losing my voice ... I teach Bikram Yoga and that means that my job requires me to speak a lot (at least 90 minutes at a time) ... so do you know any good tricks for such a situation? I'd really hate to go to cough drops, water alone isn't cutting it (in fact I think its making it worse) ... I'm open to any suggestions you have!
01-11-2007, 08:09 PM
I know that warm water/lemon & honey is used for singers...I hope that helps..I'm sure others will give more input..
Hope you feel better soon. :)
01-11-2007, 08:17 PM
01-11-2007, 08:24 PM
Sounds like your body is doing some cleansing and you can help it along with alot of fluids flavored with ingredients listed above. Last weekend I was getting it and I did lemon and green juices all day. Kicked it that day.
01-11-2007, 08:35 PM
Some believe colds and sore throats are symptoms associated with detox. You can aid detox by using a sauna or hot bath - but regular tap water is full of poisons so unless your house is completely filtered I don't recommend.
01-11-2007, 10:17 PM
If you have a juicer, juice a chunck of raw ginger and take it like a shot(1-4 oz). I usually chase it with something sweet, like pineapple or apple juice. It taste strong, but it feels great on your throat going down and gives you a little boost. I started loosing my voice last week & it seemed to really help!
01-11-2007, 10:21 PM
Bell pepper. Red works the best, followed by orange, yellow and in a pinch, green. What I've found is that eating a piece of the red will make the sore throat go away for about two hours. You then have to eat another piece. The other colors will not fully make it go away but will lessen the pain. You only need a small piece. About 1" square. I know eating a food that hard doesn't sound fun with a sore throat but it really works!
Gargling with hot salt water will also help soothe.
01-14-2007, 08:21 AM
Thanks for all the feedback ... its been 3 days without a voice. I felt feverish the first day, but now I feel great (just no voice) I figure its just a detox reaction (I often had throat/tonsil trouble as a little kid). All this advice is really great - today I am fasting to see if that will do the trick ... I really appreciate all of your advice!
01-14-2007, 09:57 AM
As I sit here and sniffle into the thousandth tissue, I appreciate the advice as well!! Been chugging fresh orange juice for 24 hours. Will definitely break out the honey, etc.
Lady Green Jeans
01-14-2007, 10:54 AM
Just saw the thread. I've read freshly juiced pineapple helps opera singers. Hope whatever you try works and you feel better soon.
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