Tuesday, 28 October 2014

How to Tackle Laryngitis at Home

Laryngitis is the inflammation in the larynx or the swelling of the throat. It causes partial or complete loss of voice together with irritation in vocal cords and voice damage. 
The hoarse voice, coughing, increased salivation, breathing problem etc. are the common symptom.

It is caused by smoking, drinking, allergens, asthma inhalers, virus bacteria and fungus.
This problem could be avoided and handled by natural home remedies, some of which are as follows.

Onion juice

It is the most effective home remedy for laryngitis. The onion juice alleviates the swelling of the throat and gives instant relief in a natural way. In case of laryngitis, cut small pieces of onion, grind in blender and prepare the syrup. Take 2 tablespoons of the syrup with warm water after an interval of 4-5 hours.


Take a pinch of salt in a cup of warm water and gurgle after 2-3 hours. The problem will vanish by the end of the day.


Garlic has anti-microbial properties which kill the virus and bacteria. It helps in throat swelling and hoarse voice. Take a small fruit of garlic and suck it slowly. Repeat the process several times a day.


The ginger soothes the larynx and gives relief in swelling of the throat. Boil a piece of ginger in a pan and let it cool for a while. Add few drops of lemon juice and honey into it. Take this ginger tea several times a day. A small piece of ginger could also be sucked for added advantage.

Lemon Juice

The lemon juice has a natural acidic character. It kills the bacteria and alleviates the swelling of the throat. Put few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a cup of warm water. Gurgle with the mixture several times a day to get relief in Laryngitis.

Apple Vinegar

The apple vinegar is very effective against the bacterial swelling of the throat.  Add two large spoons of apple vinegar and little honey to a cup of water and take it twice a day.

Eucalyptus Oil

The anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties of eucalyptus oil make it an ideal remedy for the irritation caused by the swelling of the throat. The best way is to take the steam of the oil. Put few drops of Eucalyptus oil in a pan of boiling water or in a steamer. Cover the head with a towel and inhale the steam for 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening.

During these remedies give enough rest to the throat and avoid speaking in loud voice. Speedy and loud speech causes pressure on the swollen parts of the throat.

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