Everybody in their lifetime has once in a while suffered from the painful sore in the throat. This sometimes happens when we have cough and colds and there are times that our throats get irritated when we have too much sweets intake.
More commonly, our tonsils get inflamed when we have sore throats. In my early childhood, we were thought to gargle warm water with a pinch of salt every morning before eating or drinking anything.
Salt has been known to alleviate inflammation and with this simple procedure, sure enough, sore throat has slowly diminished. This is for the usual and simple cases when there is no underlying cause.
Oftentimes, when I know that I would soon have sore throat, I avoid drinking cold beverage and avoid eating spicy and sweet foods. Another natural way is to swallow a piece of ginger like a candy.
Ginger has a lot of healing properties that has been known to soothe pain and decrease inflammation. This does not suit me. I would rather drink a cup of hot ginger ale.
This is a powder form of ginger that is available in supermarkets. Serve a teaspoon or two in a cup of hot water and drink like tea. Often times, there is no need to add sugar.
There are a lot of natural remedies out there that will help cure the simple sore throat. But if you notice that despite these natural techniques, your sore throat keeps coming back, better consult a physician.