A sore throat is painful irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat, also called pharyngitis is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. Sore throat can be also caused by bacterial and fungal infections, as well as smoking, acid reflux, excessive shouting, allergy, or dry air.
Sore throat can be very painful and uncomfortable. You can try to ease the pain at home with some of the best natural remedies described below.
1. Salt Water
The best way to get rid of the sore throat is gargling with salt water. Salt works has antiseptic properties and reduces inflammation, giving you instant relief.
How to use it:
Mix ½ tsp. of salt in a glass of warm water. You can add some honey for a better taste. Gargle with the solution. Do not swallow it. Spit the water out after gargling. Do this method 4 times a day for better results.