Folk remedies for sore throat

Thoroughly grilled ginger, cut into pieces to suck; shallot leaves crushed or steamed in a water bath; Lettuce fish puree squeezed juice … drink to treat sore throat.

Seasonal change creates favorable conditions for bacteria and viruses to develop, causing acute pharyngitis, characterized by sore throat, dry cough, bronchitis… Herbalist Bui Dac Sang, Academy of Sciences and Technology, Vietnam Association of Oriental Medicine, share remedies to relieve this symptom, including:


Ginger has anti-inflammatory, expectorant, cold treatment, good for digestion, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, can be taken with honey to increase flavor. Ginger juice helps to fight inflammation, eliminate phlegm, cure flu and is a valuable remedy for colds, good digestion…

Treat heat, cold, cold or fever, use 7 slices of fresh ginger, 7 onions and a bowl of decoction to drink hot, cover with a blanket to sweat.

People with malaria, hot and cold, cough with phlegm, use grilled ginger thoroughly, peel, cut into pieces, swallow water.

People cough for a long time without stopping, cough with sputum, use crushed ginger, distill with honey to suck. Children cough for a long time does not go away, take 200g of fresh ginger to cook with bath water… Ginger is thoroughly roasted, peeled, sliced, swallowed, swallowed, used to treat malaria, cough with phlegm.

Note, ginger has a high heat capacity, people with hot organs, or mouth sores, constipation, people who sweat a lot or are sweating should not eat much. Eating a lot of ginger for a long time can cause heat in the body, acne, wide eyes, watery eyes.

chives leaves

Shallot leaves include protein, vitamins A, C, calcium, phosphorus and fiber, spicy, warm, kidney-friendly, tonic, detoxifying, expectorant… Used as an antibiotic against staphylococcus and bacterial strains.

Take a small handful of fresh chives, wash them with water, crush them and apply them to the sore throat. Then wrap the bandage tightly to hold the leaf for about 30 minutes and then remove it and rinse the neck with clean water.

Or, steam a mixture of crushed shallot leaves with two tablespoons of honey for 15 minutes. Squeeze the juice and drink it while it is still warm, the chives used to suck on will soothe the pain, reduce the pain of sore throat effectively.

Lettuce leaves cure sore throat, sore throat, cool the body. Photo: Global Food

Lettuce leaves

Lettuce is spicy, cool, and helps clear heat, laxatives, relieve colds, detoxify and heal sores. The essential oil components in lettuce have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory effects and eliminate bacteria and viruses in the throat.

People with sore throat, use lettuce leaves to wash, drain, then puree or pound and filter the juice. Then, mix the juice with a little warm water and drink it in sips. Apply twice daily, continuously for 4 to 5 days.

In addition to drinking directly, lettuce leaves can also be combined with other herbs for better effects. Use about 50 g of lettuce leaves and 20 g of ground licorice leaves, washed and then put in a sharp pot with water to drink daily. Do it regularly for two to three days.

Lettuce leaves can be decocted with rice water to increase immunity, supplement nutrients and treat sore throats. You only need 200g of lettuce leaves, washed, drained, then crushed or pureed. Next, boil about 300 ml of water to wash the rice, then put the lettuce in and bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. During the cooking process, stir well to combine the ingredients. Finally, remove the residue, extract the juice to drink in the morning and evening every day.

Lemon basil leaves

Lemon basil is an easy-to-grow spice vegetable with a pleasant aroma, sour taste, and warmth. In traditional medicine, lemon basil has the effect of dispersing cold, sputum, antiseptic, used to treat cough, sore throat, flu, asthma, fever…

To cure sore throat, you use a handful of basil leaves and a handful of ground leaves, decoction of water and filter it to drink. Do it twice a day to relieve symptoms such as sore throat, difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking, hoarseness caused by sore throat. Fresh lemon basil cooks steamed water or adds ginger and onions to sweat, effectively reducing fatigue.

Thuy An


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