5: Licorice Root
Licorice root is very effective in treating sore throats. When mixed with water, it makes a perfect solution to gargle.
Every day before you go to bed, mix it in a cup of warm water and gargle. If the infection is severe, do the process twice or thrice a day. Pregnant women should avoid using this remedy.
6: Drink Warm Beverages
You should drink plenty of warm beverages such as hot team, or simple warm water. It quickly else the discomfort and reduces swelling. Avoid consuming too hot beverages, else it would lead to more pain in the throat.
7: Slippery Elm
Slipper Elm also contains a mucus-like substance which when mixed with water forms a very slick gel that coats your throat and soothes the soreness and dryness.
To prepare it, buy a bark of slipper elm, pour boiling water over it and drink it. You can also visit a pharmacy and buy slipper elm lozenges. They are very helpful on the go.