15 Ways to Soothe Your Sore Throat Naturally

My Throat Hurts

 Sore throats can be nasty. It makes speaking difficult and eating as well as drinking undesirable. With so many rushing down the store aisles seeking instant relief, we seem to miss out on the home remedies we can use to ease our pain and get us back into the swing of things. Here are some common and not so common remedies to get you started.


  1. Avoid Dairy & Sugar. This is important because liquids like milk will increase mucus production while sugary snacks feed bacteria. Doing this in combination with other remedies will shorten the life of a sore throat.
  2. Tea Remedy. Purchase a natural herbal remedy from your local nutrition store and once hot, mix with lemon and honey.
  3. Salt. A more known remedy is this one involving a mix of warm water and salt. Once prepared it's gargled periodically.
  4. Mango. That's right. This fruit tastes great and is good for you too. By grinding the bark for fluid, a mango can be gargled with water and served as beverage for relief from a sore throat.
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar Gargle. If you've never tasted Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV then you are in for a surprise. I won't spoil it for you. All you need is one tbs to a cup of hot water and there's your gargle.
  6. Garlic Tea. I can go on and on about the benefits of garlic. It has an antiseptic effect that can cure viral and bacterial sore throats. You can prepare the tea by boiling water adding small to medium sized pieces to the brew. Set aside and drink while still warm.
  7. Cranberry Juice with or without Lemonade. I know some that swear to this little trick and claim proven fast results. If you are a fan of cranberries, it's worth checking out.
  8. Ginger Tea. Add about 1 cup of Ginger to 1 gallon of Water and boil. Then add about 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper. Use this as your base and refrigerate for later. When you're ready to warm it up and drink add about 1/2 a lemon and 1tsp of honey. Then enjoy.
  9. Peanut Butter. Who knew that peanut butter would actually be good for sore throats. But to the surprise of many, it is. Try a spoonful and you're bound to feel better.
  10. Milk. This is an old Russian remedy. Warm up a glass of milk and a tsp of butter, honey, and a pinch of sugar. It tastes good and it soothes you.
  11. Listerine. If you gargle some Listerine as far back as you can without swallowing it, it does relieve almost if not all of the pain and soreness from your throat.
  12. Lemonade. Boil some Lemonade on the stove. Then let it sit just long enough for you to stand it. Then drink.
  13. Candy Cane Tea. This remedy is great for little ones. Take a candy cane and place it into a pot of boiling water. Cook it until it completely dissolves. Then once it's cool enough pour in glass and drink. It's yummy and it works.
  14. Buttermilk. If you can stomach it, you may find some relief. Gargling cultured buttermilk has been used to aid in getting rid of a sore throat.
  15. Crushed Pineapple. Pineapple is great for sore throats. It contains enzymes that help to ease the soreness and soothe your pain.


 We all know that what works for one does not work for all. So combine and come up with something that works to get you better, faster.

Comments 11 comments

iamageniuster profile image

iamageniuster 4 years ago

#1. You said to avoid dairy and then #10. You said to use milk.

MisterMisterJ 4 years ago

I love self contradictions.....geez.

Mayuresh 4 years ago

the listerine and salt tips work like magic. can personally vouch for it. cheers.

kjhghjku` 4 years ago

Yeah, that's what I was going to say too..but they say to warm up the milk

marty 3 years ago

Peanut butter definitely helps!

Factotum 3 years ago

Apple vinager cider & peanut butter definitely helped me.

Deslyn 2 years ago

You say no sugar & no dairy yet you recommend both later?...

Shahsh 2 years ago

This is really useless especially when you contradict yourself

JB 18 months ago

Just because it isn't recommended doeant mean it doesnt work.

Leale 13 months ago


Strep Throat Victim 5 months ago

I get strep throat about 3 times a year. I've been going to every google page I can comment on to say that Peanut Butter actually helped take away all the pain. I didn't learn this from this article, I just found it out by accident today. I was starving and couldn't eat anything let alone swallow my spit without massive pain. Nothing else worked nearly as well as the PB (Skippy's, which has a ton of sugar even). I imagine any brand will work.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article