Sore Throat – Aroma Gargling!

According to Mayo Clinic, “A sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow.

The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a virus resolves on its own.

A study suggests, “Aroma gargling can be utilized as an effective nursing intervention for decreasing thirst, halitosis, and sore throat for patients with spine surgery in clinical practice.”

  1.  In the study, essential oils of peppermint, tea tree, and lemon in a ratio 1:2:2 were used on patients
  2. Significant differences in the degrees of thirst, halitosis, and sore throat according to interaction between group and duration.
  3. In the comparison among 3 groups, aroma gargling provided better oral health by decreasing thirst, halitosis, and sore throat for patients with spine surgery.

Learn how to do aroma gargling with these 3 essential oils.

Aroma Sore Throat Gargle:

2 drops Lemon essential oil

2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

4Tbsps sea salt

1 glass of warm water.

Mix the sea salt and essential oils in a bowl. Place 1 tsp sea salt mixture in a glass and add warm water, continue to stir the water until the sea salt mixture has dissolved into the water. Then gargle twice daily or when the throat feels sore.

Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy, lactation, or with children under 2 years of age.

Think zinc too, the latest study of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found zinc as a cold remedy between 75mg and 100mg daily in zinc acetate lozenges, reduced the length of a cold by nearly 3 days- close to half the 7-day average. Here is zinc that you can take orally and zinc lozenges to use to soothe your throat.

Leave your comments below and let me know what you gargle with for a sore throat.

Hope this helps your sore throat.

Better Health and Happiness,

Lorrie