Laryngitis is usually caused by damage or too much stress in the vocal cords. Sore throat, dry cough, weak voice and hoarseness are some of the symptoms. We get laryngitis when our vocal cords get inflamed.
Like most inflammation it can be cured with antibiotics or anti-inflammation medication. For people who prefer a quick and easy natural remedy, this list is for you.
The top 10 home remedies for laryngitis.
Create easy to make onion syrup for your larynx inflammation. Simmer four cups of water, then put in lightly chopped onion (4 pieces medium size). Mix until the mixture turns into a syrup-like consistency. Add five tablespoons of the syrup onto a glass of water. Add a few drops of lemon juice and honey to taste. Drink the mixture for an instant relief.
Ginger has been known to cure throat problems, ginger juice is known to soothe irritation in the walls of the voice box. Create candied gingers to bring on the road or boil some ginger to make ginger tea.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial properties, that kills the bacteria and thus can be used to treat laryngitis. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a half cup of water, then add honey. Drink this mixture twice a day to kill off the bacteria that is causing the inflammation.
Lemon juice is great for relieving irritation in the larynx, it also kills off the bacteria. Drink fresh lemon juice in the morning or create a lemon juice gargle. Add a pinch of salt to fresh lemon juice and mix, when the salt has dissolved completely add it to a cup of warm water. Use this as a gargle throughout the day.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties perfect for laryngitis. Simple suck-on a garlic clove until all the juices are gone. Do this as many times as you can during the day.
This contains a gel like liquid that can remove irritation and inflammation. Add the slippery elm in water. It will form into a gel, consume this gel several times a day. Do not use this remedy when you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
Drink a lot of water, drinking lots of water to flush out the toxins and germs in the body. This will also relieve you of some of the irritation. Avoid drinking cold water. You can add lemon slices to your water for a better effect.
Honey is known to reduce inflammation. Use honey as a syrup, take a spoonful of raw honey throughout the day for relief. You can also add honey and lemon together to make a soothing tea.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the best ingredients to cure sore throat. Inhale eucalyptus oil using humidifiers or simply boil some water. Add a few drops of the oil in the water and inhale for ten minutes. Do this twice a day.
Warm Salt Water
This is a common natural remedy. Warm salt water can kill viruses in bacteria and lessen inflammation. Simply add half a teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water and use it as a gargle. Do this as much as you can throughout the day. Remember though, salt can remove liquid in the body and can cause further irritation. Control the amount of salt you are using and make sure not to consume salty food.
These are some quick go-to remedies you can try at home. If your laryngitis gets worse or last for more than a week, go visit a medical expert. There might be an underlying cause to your laryngitis.