Advice And Home Remedies For Itchy Throat

Keeping the throat well hydrated is essential to avoid discomfort, as with fever and nasal secretions we lose a lot of fluid and the area becomes dry
Advice and Home Remedies for Itchy Throat

Home remedies for throat

1.  Bee honey

Home remedies for throat

It is said that honey is a food that can contribute to the relief  of sore throat and irritating tingling sensation. According to a recent study, honey with coffee may be beneficial in treating a persistent cough after a throat infection.

When using honey to treat itchy throat or cough, it is recommended to  take 2 teaspoons (10 g) at bedtime.

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2. Ginger infusion

Given that  ginger  has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, it is  said that its consumption as an infusion can be beneficial in relieving discomfort in the throat.


  • One cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of grated or chopped ginger root (20 g)
  • Optional: 4 teaspoons of honey (20 g).

Method of preparation

  • Heat a cup of water and, when it starts to boil, add the ginger.
  • Let it infuse for 10 minutes, until it turns yellow in color.
  • Let stand and cool.

mode of consumption

  • Once you reach a bearable temperature, take the infusion in small sips.
  • We recommend not straining the ginger pieces, but chewing them.
    • You can add a spoon of honey to make it more pleasant.

3. Lemon tea

Lemon tea

Hot lemon tea can also help relieve itchy throat. In addition, lemon is a citrus fruit loaded with vitamin C, which contributes to the health of the entire body.


  • 2 lemon peels.
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • 6 tablespoons of natural lemon juice (60 ml).

Method of preparation

  • Put the water on the fire and add the lemon rinds.
  • Boil for ten minutes.
  • Remove from heat and mix with lemon juice.
  • Take at least three times a day.

4. Gargle with sea water

For itchy throat it is also good to gargle with sea water, according to popular wisdom. While this technique can be uncomfortable because of the taste, doing it at least once a day adds to the relief.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • ½ tablespoon of salt (5 g).

Method of preparation

  • Boil the water.
  • Remove from heat, add salt and mix well.
  • Gargle when the water temperature is warm.

5. Aloe vera juice

aloe vera juice

According to beliefs, aloe vera juice can help to reduce burning and also relieve itchy throat, due to its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties.


  • ½ cup of water (125 ml).
  • 2 large aloe vera leaves.
  • 1 cup of citrus juice (250 ml).

Method of preparation

  • Open the aloe leaves, extract the gel with the help of a spoon.
  • Put the gel in a fine mesh sieve and run it through the stream of water to remove the yellow sage that covers it.
  • Once it is very clean, take it to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth.
  • Serve in a glass and enjoy your drink.

6. Apple vinegar

According to beliefs,  an itchy throat can also be relieved with a little apple cider vinegar. In this case, we will not use this ingredient to make a drink, but to gargle.


  • 1/4 cup of warm water (62 ml)
  • 1/4 cup of pure apple cider vinegar (62 ml)

Method of preparation

  • Mix both ingredients well with a spoon or shaker.
  • Take small sips and start gargling for about 15 seconds.
  • Repeat the procedure twice a day.

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7. Drink more water

Drink water
Ensuring an optimal intake of healthy water and fluids is essential to avoid episodes of dehydration.

Itching, burning, and dry throat are often the result of dehydration, as this area does not have enough mucus to lubricate and protect sensitive tissue.

  • We should try to drink at least 4 glasses of water a day.
  • Drinking water is very important in case you have the flu or a cold, because when we suffer from these diseases we lose a lot of fluid through sweating (due to fever) and mucus (by sneezing and blowing your nose).

Other considerations for protecting the throat 

  • Avoid consuming beverages that contain caffeine such  as coffee, tea and soft drinks, as they can cause dehydration.
  • Cigarettes are harmful to the throat and cause itchiness and irritation (in addition to many other health problems). Consider giving up smoking or at least reducing your consumption.
  • Protect your voice. When you speak, scream or sing to excess, it puts pressure on your throat, which causes dehydration and itching.
  • If you believe this is the cause of the itch, try to rest your voice (don’t speak, sing, or scream) for at least an hour or two a day.


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