You can get relief from a sore throat by gargling with a mixture of sage, apple cider vinegar and salt. The salt draws excess fluid out of the tissues in your throat that cause swelling.
The apple cider vinegar works to get rid of the bug itself and relieve the discomfort that comes with a sore throat. I prefer to use organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar for health remedies.
Sage is great herb to use when you have a cold because it’s an astringent. It’s a natural way to help your body in get rid of excess fluid.
Sage works as an anti-bacterial agent helping to clear the infected area. A lot of sage is used for this gargle. It doesn’t taste good, but it can do the job.
You will need:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp dried sage/fresh 8 tbsp
1 cup water
An air tight 2oz glass jar with a lid that fits
Put the sage leaves or dry sage at the bottom of a large mug and cover with 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 15 minutes and cover. While the sage is steeping pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into the jar and add salt.
Once it’s infused strain the sage tea and add into the apple cider vinegar. Gargle a mouthful at least 3 times a day for relief. You can store it in the fridge for 1 week.
(Inspired by everyday roots)