Sore throat

Treating sore throat with medicinal plants

Sore throat: Some medicinal plants have been used for a long time to reduce sore throat problems. A summary of these medicinal plants and their applications are following:

Sore throatLemon and honey warm drink

Among the types of home remedies that are very common in sore throats, use a mix of fresh Sour lemon juice and honey with warm water. Sour lemon and honey have disinfectant properties. You can use apple vinegar instead of sour lemon juice. 

Sore throatThymus vulgaris

herbal remedies are very useful to treat colds and sore throats. Medicinal plants can also be used for antioxidant or strong antibacterial properties. So, you can use Thyme as a warm beverage or as a warm mist.

Sore throat Lavender

Due to its relaxing and anti-inflammatory effects, it can be very effective in relieving pain during sore throat.

Echinacea angustifolia

Sore throatIt is another herb which is used in traditional medicine to treat sore throats and colds. This plant has very strong antibiotic properties. It can enhances the immune system and is very effective in controlling infections and respiratory diseases. We recommend using this plant instead of using a chemical antibiotic.

Sore throatGarlic

Garlic has strong antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. When your throat is sore, you stay at home and relax. For this reason, there is no excuse for not consuming garlic.

Sore throatGlycyrrhiza glabra

Glycyrrhizin, one of the important compounds in this plant, which helps to reduce inflammation. This beneficial combination inhibits the growth and pathogenic effects of most viruses.

Sore throatCinnamon

Cinnamon contains anti-bacterial and antiviral properties. Combining it with honey, which is a strong and natural disinfectant, helps to treat sore throats.

Sore throatGinger

Ginger is a good medicine to treat colds and flu. Cut the ginger and keep it in a bowl of freshly sour lemon and honey. Using this mixture is very useful to treat colds and sore throats.

Olive oil

Sore throatIt is also effective for relieving sore throats. A spoon of olive oil, before bedtime, relieves sore throats and with this remedy you can also sleep and relax.

Steaming with Medicinal Plants

Steaming and moisturizing the respiratory system and throat can be helpful in improving sore throats. If it taken with some medicinal Plants, it will be multiplied. Some medicinal plants used for steaming can be thyme, eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint.

It should be noticed that as we gradually approach the cold season, it is better to stabilize your body with miraculous plant compounds against viruses and bacteria then, you can enjoy the fall and winter.

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Dr. Sara Bakhshaei

About Sara Bakhshaei

Dr Sara Bakhshaei ParsiTeb Company Researcher
Dr Sara Bakhshaei is a PhD. graduate Agroecologist from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. She has done researches in some agricultural and health fields such as Plant Ecology, Agroecology, Data Analysis, Crop production, LCA and Pharmaceutical effects of medicinal plants. She completed her researches as an Internship period in IFF institute(Institute of Social Ecology) in Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 she works as a senior researcher at Parsiteb herbal pharmaceutical company. She has 8 years of work experience as a university lecturer in Iran and published more than 100 articles in her research fields. Now she continues her study in the field of Phytomedicine at the Boku University of Vienna.

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