How to Cure a Throat Infection


A throat infection is a condition characterized by pain, inflammation and itchiness in the throat. Throat infections are common and affect millions of people worldwide. Having a throat infection can make it difficult and very painful to swallow food. Like most respiratory problems, throat infections are typically caused by microorganisms. If left untreated, throat infections can lead to problems with the kidneys and heart. However, all sorts of throat infections can be easily and effectively treated with natural therapies.

Things You'll Need

  • Crushed raw garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
  • Vitamin C
  • Slippery elm

Eat crushed raw garlic. Garlic contains the potent compound allicin—a natural antibiotic that can destroy the microorganisms causing your throat infection. Chop one garlic clove in a blender (making sure not to puree) and drink with one glass of water. Consume this mixture twice a day until your symptoms disappear.

Take echinacea supplements. This potent herb is effective against harmful microorganisms. Echinacea acts by destroying the cellular walls of the microorganisms causing throat infections. The recommended dosage to combat throat infections is one 200 mg tablet taken four times a day.

Consume a goldenseal tincture. The goldenseal flower is comprised of a powerful alkaloid called berberine. This active ingredient can effectively destroy the numerous microorganisms that cause throat infections. Add one to three drops of goldenseal tincture to juice or tea twice daily.

Try vitamin C. This vitamin works by boosting the response of your immune system to your throat infection. The recommended dosage is one 500 mg capsule twice daily with food.

Take slippery elm capsules. This herb is rich in potent nutrients, such as procyanidolic oligomers (PCO). These nutrients effectively treat bacterial throat infections. Take two 360 mg capsules twice daily with food.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consult your doctor before beginning any natural therapy.

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