The 9 Best Natural Remedies to Take Care of Your Voice and Throat

In addition to using these natural remedies, avoiding harmful habits, such as tobacco or temperature changes, is essential for taking good care of our throat.
The 9 Best Natural Remedies to Take Care of Your Voice and Throat
Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Singers, public speakers and anyone who needs to speak a considerable amount during the day should try these remedies in order to take care of their voices. In addition to those previously mentioned, people who lost their voice or those with chronic throat illnesses may benefit from them as well. 
In today’s article, discover the best natural solutions to protect your voice and throat simply and effectively.

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
  • Smoking
  • Pollution
  • Temperature changes
  • 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.

In the case of the thyroid, according to this study, a hoarse voice is caused by the presence of a tumor that impairs the function of the laryngeal nerve.

Visit this article: Natural Remedies for Voice Loss

Remedies for the voice and throat

1. Plantago

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, throat irritation, and voice loss. We can take it as a tea or as a gargle.

2. Mallow

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 is said to have anti-inflammatory, antitussive, and emollient properties that help in cases irritated throat, dry cough, hoarseness, and voice loss.

3. Salvia

Salvia is said to possess important anti-inflammatory and antiseptic virtues. Both are essential properties for treating inflamed areas of the upper respiratory tract.

For these cases, salvia could be helpful in any kind of throat problem. Therefore, it may be a great ally for cough and hoarseness.

4. Propolis

A jar of honey and a honeycomb.

Propolis is said to be a natural antibiotic wonder, meaning it could be an excellent option for strengthening the immune system and combating throat infections.

5. Ginger

Ginger is a root with a refreshing and spicy flavor. It can create heat and reduce swelling, which is very recommendable for the vioce and throat. Ginger is an everyday remedy for many 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.

6. Cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon, which is the variety that boasts the most positive effects for health, is said to have 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.

7. Garlic

Garlic, similar to propolis, is a powerful natural antibiotic that cleans and calms the throat, and if applicable, it also reduces pain. Ideally, many said that garlic should be eaten raw on a daily basis, within a balanced diet. However, if we have difficulties in digesting it, there are capsules available for consumption.

8. Turmeric

Curcuma tea with lemon and ginger.
You can enjoy the benefits of turmeric tea at home by preparing the infusion.

Turmeric is a spice that could reduce inflammation as well as pain. Many claim 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.

Also see: Learn about How Turmeric Fights Against Cancer

9. Apple cider vinegar

It’s said that if vinegar is diluted in warm water, it can be gargled and thus kill pathogens that have infected the throat. However, doctors indicate that this is a very abrasive liquid that should not be used, except to disinfect vegetables and prepare salads.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.