Day 5 #writebravely, #writeproblogger- “5 Amazing Home Remedy to Treat Pain in throat or Laryngitis”

The beautiful season “fall” is here. And we all are geared up to enjoy this beautiful weather with our friends and family. But unfortunately, this sudden change in temperature may cause common cough, cold, pain in throat and other respiratory and seasonal allergies symptoms. And among this, all hoarseness or laryngitis is one of the common problems that bother so many of us. Here is a complete guide to deal with it.
What is laryngitis?

Inflammation of larynx is called laryngitis, which is usually characterised by hoarseness or loss of voice and throat pain. The larynx is also called a voice box, is an organ that joins the back of the throat to the windpipe (trachea). The larynx is an important organ that helps in respiration and phonation. It allows air to be directed into respiratory organs for gas exchange.
 It also produces vocal sounds and controls the pitch and volume of voice. It acts as a valve to close the respiratory tract and prevents the passage of food and other foreign particles into the lower respiratory tracts.
Laryngitis usually caused by excessive strain on the vocal cords or by viral or bacterial infection. Sometimes smoking, respiratory allergies, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and use of inhaled steroids may be contributing factors.
Symptoms of laryngitis
  • ·         Hoarseness
  • ·         Weak voice or voice loss
  • ·         Sore throat
  • ·         Throat pain with tickling sensation and rawness in throat
  • ·         Coughing
  • ·         Slow fever
  • ·         Trouble in swallowing
  • ·         Difficult speaking with constant need to clear your throat

Laryngitis often linked to another illness such as flu, pharyngitis or other respiratory diseases. So you might also have other symptoms such as a runny nose, headache and swollen glands.
The problem usually lasts for few days to 2 weeks at the most.  And get resolved without any serious consequences. If persists longer than this duration, it could be a case of chronic laryngitis for which you need to consult with a doctor.
Here is a list of some simple and home remedies which you can try to relieve the symptoms of laryngitis and may get your voice box back to normal

Home remedies for laryngitis

Warm salt water gargles

It is a first and basic remedy to treat laryngitis at home. Salt has a great antibacterial property and helps in killing the bacteria. It also eases the swelling and soreness of throat. Soothe your throat throughout the day by gargling with a mixture of salt and warm water is the easiest method to promote healing of an inflamed throat.
How to use it?

 Just prepare a solution mixed with ½ teaspoon of salt to a glass of lukewarm water. And gargle with it several times a day. While gargling, try to take the salt water as far back into your throat as possible, So that it touches the larynx, where actual healing is required.

Apple cider vinegar
 It is believed that apple cider vinegar is the mother of all vinegar. And it has great antibacterial and antifungal properties that work great against all kinds of germs that attack throat and mouth. Thus it can be used to treat laryngitis.
How to use it?

It can be used with two methods.
·         Take 1-2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (preferably raw and organic) and mixed with one glass of warm water. And drink it 2-3 times a day. You may add 1 teaspoon honey and cayenne paper to increase the effectiveness of this drink.
·         Second prepare a gargle mixture with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to 1 glass of water and gargle with it several times a day.

Ginger is one of the most commonly consumed dietary condiments in the world. “Gingerols” is one of the active chemical components in ginger that provides excellent therapeutic benefit and act as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
How to use it?

 It can be used in two ways,
  1. ·         Just sucking on a few candied ginger throughout the day or simply eat a few thin slices of fresh ginger root.
  2.  2. drinking a cup of ginger tea, to make the tea cut 1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger root into thin slice and place in 1 quarter of boiling water. Cover the pot and simmer on the lowest heat for 30 minutes. Let it cool for 30 minutes, strain and drink ½ to 1 cup three to five times a day. Sweeten with honey if needed

According to Ayurveda, honey is considered as one of the most remarkable nature’s gifts to mankind.  Scientific studies suggested Honey has great antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Thus it helps in reducing inflammation of larynx and sooth the throat and relieves irritation.
How to use it?
It can be used simply by swallow some raw honey several times a day. You can also make a herbal tea with lemon and honey. To make the tea, boil a cup of water, and then add 1-2 tablespoon of honey and juice of a ½ lemon in it. Your herbal tea is ready. Drink it 2-3 times a day.
 Garlic has proven to be effective against a plethora of gram positive, gram negative and acid-fast bacteria. Studies show that garlic has great antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-viral properties, which help to kill the disease-causing organisms that are often the root cause of laryngitis.
How to use it?

  • ·         It can be used either by swallow or chew the garlic directly
  • ·         Second, it can be used as garlic syrup.  For making it, peel and chop the cloves of several garlic heads and place them in a jar. Cover with equal equals’ part of apple cedar vinegar and distilled water. Shake well and allow to sit for 4 hours. Strain and add on an equal part of honey. Shake together. Cao and store in a refrigerator. Take 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon every 6-8 hours.

Turmeric has great anti-inflammatory properties. It encourages healing and soothes the soreness of throat.
How to use it?
Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of milk and drink it 2-3 times a day, until symptoms disappear.
·    So try these wonderful home remedies to treat the annoying symptoms of laryngitis. But in spite of these measures if your symptoms did not improve within few days then do not forget to take a professional medical advice for getting relief.
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