Do you or your child have a sore throat? Parents get scared when their child comes down with an illness, or symptoms like a sore throat. Don’t worry! The body is fighting pathogens and helping to build a stronger immune system. There are also people who don’t know there are other options. They end up treating the sore throat with toxic remedies. You don’t have to be one of them! There are lots of ways to help you, or your child, with some natural sore throat relief.
I’m going to share my 6 favorite natural sore throat relief tips.
6 Ways to Find Natural Sore Throat Relief
Gargle Sore Throat Pain Away
Something that many of us will remember from childhood is gargling with warm water and salt. I recommend sea salt as the best salt choice for your warm water swish. Table salt has been processed with chemicals that rob it of the important nutrients, so sea salt is the way to go. It’s something you probably have in your cabinet, and it will help to soothe the throat.
The Better Spray is Herbal Throat Spray
We have an herbal throat spray we use in the office and at home. It works to soothe the throat and promote healthy throat tissue. It has essential oils like sage, clove, calendula, marshmallow root, and echinacea which help with relief, and are great for helping with the immune system. It’s a better throat spray without all the adverse side effects of benzocaine sprays.
Immune Support with Medicinal Mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms are great. They are immune modulators which means it will support whatever your immune system needs. I really like these capsules or mushroom sprays. This is an easy way to get a wide variety of mushrooms without having to drink the earthy tea. If you buy the spray I would go for the peppermint. The essential oil is microbial and has been used for centuries for soothing sore throats. It’s also my favorite flavor!
Up the Fight with Colloidal Silver
We use colloidal silver as a staple in our house. It is a broad spectrum antimicrobial that means it supports your body’s fight against bacteria, spirochetes, parasites, virus, and fungus. If you fight the pathogen that is causing the sore throat then you are going to get relief sooner. Another good thing about silver is it fights the bad bacteria but doesn’t mess with the good flora your gut needs. I use the nasal spray and the regular spray for fighting sore throats.
A Spoonful of Birch Xylitol
Xyliotol helps the body fight strep and other pathogens. (1) Take a spoonful of this every few hours in place of a cough drop. The kids, and kids at heart, will love this because it’s like eating a spoonful of sugar. The strep bacteria loves xylitol and will come off throat to eat sugar. They then will get pushed out through the digestive system. Make sure it is birch xylitol and not corn.
Always Get an Adjustment When Sick
A lot of people will skip their chiropractic adjustment when they are sick, but this is the time you should go the most. We can’t say it enough…an adjustment will take stress off the nervous system which allows your body to better fight the illness. You need to do this to support your body! Did you know that a chiropractic adjustment can boost the immune system by 200%? (2)
Feel Better with Natural Sore Throat Relief
You are going to feel better with these ideas for natural sore throat relief. None of these natural remedies are harmful, and there is no chance of overdosing. These are the same suggestions I give my family and my patients. Give your body the support it needs without toxic chemicals.
By Dr. Patrick Flynn
Check out Dr. Patrick Flynn’s Quick Tip on Colloidal Silver to learn more about the benefits.