Sore throat and cough can be quite a frustrating experience, having you to wince at every slight throat movement, dry saliva in your mouth and the embarrassment of coughing in public every few seconds is practically unbearable. No doubt there are several ways of curing these menaces to human existence, permit me to call them that, most remedies known to us are over the counter drugs. I have nothing against drugs but the idea of constantly taking drugs make me sicker than even the ailment plaguing me.

There is a better way to handle cough and sore throat, using simple home remedies made from food ingredients in your kitchen and with all the convenience in the world. The best part of these home remedies asides being cheap is that they scarcely have any side effects. Here are a few remedies you can try out:

Water and salt

Sore throat and cough are mostly a result of inflammation in the throat, salt water will help considerably to abate the inflammation. Simply dissolve some salt in a glass of warm water and gargle this every few hours. The solution will also help remove any infections in the throat.

Reduce acidic foods in your diet

Acid reflux is one of the most common causes of sore throat according to several researches. After experiencing sore throat and cough, continuing to consume such foods may cause more harm than good. It is therefore recommended that you stay away from such foods for faster recovery.


This remedy is one of the most profound for sore throats and coughs. You can add the honey to your tea, dissolve some in warm water or take it raw, any way you take it, it works magic with your throat.

Baking soda

Adding some salt to baking soda in warm water and gargling will definitely perform wonders with your throat. It will eliminate the bacteria plaguing the throat and reduce any inflammation.


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