Ayurveda and Science

Sore Throat

Home remedies

Sore throat has been mentioned as a prodromal symptom of common cold in Ayurveda. It has been described as pinprick like pain in the throat. Vata-Kapha are usually involved in causation of sore throat.
Ayurvedic ingredients

Ingredients for Sore Throat

Ajowan seeds

Ajwain has the capacity to treat not only cold and cough, but also acute pharyngitis. It works as an Expectorant and has Thymol which has expectorant properties.

Black pepper

It is commonly used to remedy cold by crushing black peppercorns and adding them to a teaspoon of honey. Honey is known to soothe a sore throat, suppress cough and can boost the cold-fighting action of black peppercorn.

Cinnamon bark

Health benefit of cinnamon is its ability to relieve cold and soothe sore throat. It is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and proanthocyanidins that boost your immunity naturally.

Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek seeds is packed with antibacterial compounds and anti-inflammatory properties that helps you to fight sore throat. Boil a litre of water with fenugreek seeds at low flame.


Honey can bring relief for your sore throat. Simply mix two tablespoons of honey with a warm glass of water or tea, and drink as needed.


Licorice is known to soothe and coat sore throats, and helps eliminate phlegm and mucous in the nose, throat and lungs. A decoction of liquorice mixed with honey will provide relief from dry cough.

Table salt

To soothing a sore throat, gargling with warm salt water helps relieve toothache symptoms as well.

Common Recipes:

Soak two teaspoonfuls of ajowan seeds in cold water. Add a pinch of common salt. Using this infusion as a common gargle substantially eases the acute sore throat.

Coarsely powder the  cinnamon bark. Boil a teaspoonful of this powder in water. Strain the extract and add a pinch of black pepper and a teaspoonful of honey . Consuming this decoction every three hours during the day cures a sore throat.

Two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be added to a litre of cold water and simmered on a gentle flame. This should be allowed to cool to a temperature that could be tolerated by the buccal cavity. Strain this mixture and gargle with it several times a day. This cures a sore throat.

Liquorice is a well recognised remedy for sore throat. Put a small piece of raw liquorice in the mouth and chew it regularly. It gives a soothing effect to the sore throat.

Decoction of common tea leaves with a pinch of table salt is used for gargling. This can be used twice or thrice a day to get rid of a sore throat.


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