Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 02:38:43 -0500
From: Laura Hundt <LHundt.AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Sore Throats
> My problem is that I can't seem to get rid of a sore throat to the point after a day at work I lose my voice all together. The only thing I have found that helps at all is lemon mixed in water. If anyone has a suggestion please reply.
Sore throats often herald the onset of colds and flu, or they can be the sympton of overworked vocal chords. They may also signal local inflammation and infection as with laryngitis and pharyngits - inflammations of the vocal cords or nasal cavities.
Try a sage and Rosemary gargle.
One of the best combinations for sore throats and larengitis being that both rosemary and sage are aromatic, anticeptic, and rich in potant healing oils. Additional astringants, such as lady's mantle, can also help reduce inflammation.
15g dried or 45g fresh purple sage leaves
10g dried or 20g fresh rosemary leaves
5g dried ladys mantle leaves
in a teapot and add 500 ml boiling water. Seep for 10 minutes, strain, and allow to cool. Cover and store in a cool place. Gargle with a wineglass full every 2-3 hours as symptons persist. The tea is antiseptic and healing so swallow after gargling....
Also try to pinpoint what is causing your sore throats, it could be as simple as exposure to smoke or overuse of your vocal chords. Or it could be Tonsillitis. I personally suffered from terrible sore throats till I had my tonsils removed, but that is a measure you only want to take if neccesary....