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Sore Throat Sage Gargle

Did you know that most sore throats are due to viral infections, such as the common cold? And because of this do not require an antibiotic. When the virus invades the mucosal lining of the nose and throat, the tissue becomes swollen and inflamed. Most of the pain and discomfort we experience is actually due to our body’s immune response, not the virus.

This is a remedy that we use in our home to help with sore throats. It is most effective when used at the first sign of throat discomfort…you know that scratchy feeling you get before the full blown sore throat sets in. In Europe sage gargle is recognized as a safe and effective treatment for sore throats.

At the first sign of a sore throat our family uses this sage gargle along with my herbal throat spray and it works like a charm every time!

recipe

Sore Throat Sage Gargle

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Add sage and salt then cover and steep for 30 minutes.
  • Pour into a mug or glass jar.

Notes

Gargle every 1 to 2 hours, or as needed. Do not swallow just swish and spit.Use organic ingredients.