Harmful factors for our voices
There are many different kinds of factors that negatively affect our throat and voice:
- Speaking incorrectly, overworking the vocal chords
- Shouting or speaking excessively
- Temperature changes and air conditioners
From an internal viewpoint, our organ health can also harm our throat. Besides flus and colds, there’s also a link between the throat and thyroids or intestines.
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Remedies for the voice and throat
Plantago Major is a plant with origins in Europe. It grows in humid areas, near rivers or water.
Plantago has a property that soothes the throat, clears the voice, alleviates pain and fights colds. It’s very useful for coughs and voice loss.
- We can take it as a tea or as a gargle.
Mallow, or malvaviscus, has effects similar to those of the plantago, thanks to its high mucilage content.
These substances are a type of gelatinous fiber that are present in flowers and leaves . They protect mucus, both in the mouth or throat as well as in the stomach or intestine.
Mallow has anti-inflammatory, antitussive and emollient properties that help in cases of various problems:
- Irritated throat
- Cough, especially dry coughs
- Voice loss
Salvia has important anti-inflammatory and antiseptic virtues. Both are essential properties for treating inflamed areas of the upper respiratory tract.
For these cases, salvia can be helpful in any kind of throat problem. It’s a great solution for tonsillitis, cough, hoarseness or laryngitis.
Propolis is a natural antibiotic wonder, making for an excellent option for strengthening the immune system and combating throat infections.
It also has antiseptic properties and is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It’s perfect for all kinds of acute and chronic inflammatory processes of the respiratory tract.
- In moments of crisis, we can take 5 drops every hour until we feel better, then space out the drops as we continue to improve.
Ginger is a root with a refreshing and spicy flavor. It can create heat, which is very recommendable for the throat.
Ginger is an everyday remedy for people who sing, or people who frequently use their voice, in order to prevent and cure all types of conditions.
- We can use ginger in teas or drinks. We also can choose to suck on a piece of the rhizome for its juice– if we can handle the spice.
- On a gastronomical level, we can add it to meat and fish dishes to give them more moisture.
Ceylon cinnamon, which is the variety that boasts the most positive effects for health, has heating, circulatory, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
It’s numerous benefits are what make it a well-rounded remedy for taking care of and curing throat problems. We can use it in teas, paired with lemon juice and honey or pure stevia.
Garlic, similar to propolis, is a powerful natural antibiotic. Garlic cleans and calms the throat, and if applicable, it also reduces pain.
- Ideally, garlic should be eaten raw. However, if we have difficulties in digesting it, there are capsules available for consumption.
Turmeric is a spice that reduces inflammation as well as pain. It’s a great supplement to take daily thus avoiding drugs and their possible side-effects.
- We can use turmeric in teas or prepare the famous golden milk.
9. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a remedy for a wide variety of conditions.
For throats, if we dilute the vinegar in warm water, we can make a gargle that’ll help us fight against throat infections in addition to eliminating mucus stuck on the vocal chords.
Use it every morning on an empty stomach in order to eliminate toxins and take care of your voice.