Throat Care

Homeopathic care for Sore Throats

Say  ‘ahhh.’  Red swollen and painful, a sore throat  lets you know  it is time to pay attention to what your body needs. Especially after big blows  or sudden icy storms, a sore throat may spell the beginning of a cold  or a flu. it might comes from a  virus or bacteria, an allergy,  nutritional deficiency or general inflammation.  Treat the throat and boost the immune. Read on to see what remedies can alleviate symptoms and put you on a firm road to good health

For early stages of sore throat Ainworths pharmacy in London recommends a combination of three remediesBelladonna, Apis and  Merc sol.  Apis addresses the dry mouth and burning pains (no thirst, despite this).  Red throat and tongue.  Belladonna symptoms include a raw, irritated throat with swollen glands and stitching pains. Merc sol has sore stitching pains that spread up to the ears and neck. Tonsils are often swollen. Worse at night and on right side, worse for swallowing.

Usually it’s best to take one remedy so you know what works. Below is a list of five top sore throat solutions:  (in addition to those above)

Dosage: one 6ch pillule – the frequency intensifies the effect, not number of pills taken. Can repeat up to six to ten times daily as needed.   If you cannot find 6ch, take 30ch, up to four times daily, in a clean mouth. Reduce on improvement.

Aconite 

early stage, symptoms appear suddenly after cold dry wind. Patient may be hoarse. Throat is dry, angry and constricted.

 Gelsemium 

bad taste in mouth.  Pains in neck and ears, intensified when swallowing.  Flu symptoms: chills and fever, weak, heavy exhaustion.

Baryta mur 

Right- sided pain. Feels as if there is a lump in the throat. Swollen neck glands, dry lips. Thirsty but no hunger. 

Hepar Sulph 

Sore throat accompanied by pus or mucus.  Sense that a hair or splinter is stuck in throat.  Pain shoots to ears on swallowing. Smelly breath, phlegm. Later stages. Irritable and sensitive to cold

Phosphorus

Dry painful throat with hoarseness. Talking can cause tickling in throat. Worse evening. Desire for icy cold drinks.

Throat Care Natural Solutions

Gargle

Salt water or tea tree gargle. Sea salt, Himalayan or Celtic rock salt (not iodised table salt). Boil  about 1 cup water, add 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir until salt almost dissolved. Very warm water best. Stand over the sink and growl gently at the moon. Repeat until no water left in glass or mug. First thing in the morning, last thing before bed. (Substitute a few drops of Tea tree oil, if you prefer)

Propolis tincture: pure extract of bee propolis – eye dropperful, down throat. Thisresin-like syrup, made by bees, comes from buds of cone-bearing trees. (find potable tincture in the erboristeria).

Colloidal Silver:  the potable kind comes in spray and liquid. This mineral binds to and destroys proteins, kills germs and is rumoured to eliminate 500+ strains of bacteria. A few sprays into the throat thrice daily will alleviate symptoms. (find in erboristeria).

Ginger Shot (Salabat as the Filipinos call it)

A natural whisky that decreases inflammation and aids recovery from sore throats, heavy colds and chest infections.

Peel (or wash well) two inches fresh ginger root. Add one small red chilli pepper for fortification. Chop into small pieces and toss into saucepan with two cups filtered water. Simmer without lid for about 15-20 min until liquid reduces by half.  Strain.

Pour into mug, stir in tsp. honey or agave syrup. Cheers!

Honey lemon drink:  ½ fresh lemon and small tsp. honey in boiled water or….

Lemon, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne, and Honey Teamade with lemon, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, and honey. Add one teaspoon  apple cider vinegar,  tiny pinch cayenne pepper,  juice of 1/4 lemon, and one teaspoon honey to a cup of hot water. Typically, up to four cups a day  suggested.

Sage tea– soothing and restorative to throat. Don’t use if pregnant, nursing or prone to seizures

Probiotic – daily, alongside Vitamin C and zinc tablets 

General advice:

Drink plenty of fluids, which keeps throat lubricated. Get plenty of rest.

Eliminate dry air, which can irritate a sore throat, by using a cold air humidifier.

Soft silk or wool scarf wrapped snuggly but not tightly around neck will keep  neck and throat warm

For individual advice, get in touch: robbinshomeopathy@gmail.com

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