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. Polysaccharides naturally found in Sage, have immune supportive characteristics that help the membranes of the throat support a normal inflammatory response.
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!
Sore Throat Sage Gargle
Gargle every 1 to 2 hours, or as needed. Do not swallow just swish and spit. Use organic ingredients.
Two products I also recommend for sore throat relief are:
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