Ayurvedic treatment for Sore throat

Sore throat

Know More on Oral Care

Sore throat


In Ayurveda, the cure for sore throat is such that it fights the condition from its roots and fortifies the body against further attacks. Management of diseases in Ayurveda involves a combination of a variety of herbal medicines (aushadhi), diet changes (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar).6-7

Oral cleansing techniques like kanwal and gandusha or holding swirling of medicated oils or decoctions in mouth for specific periods can also be beneficial in sore throat, and all kapha-related throat problems.6-7

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Avoid dairy, sugar, grain and animal products for a week
  • Avoid spicy food as it may irritate your throat.
  • Avoid sour substances like curds, buttermilk, and fried foods
  • Consume plenty of warm fluids, such as hot water, soups and teas
  • Lemon and ginger juice with honey, cider vinegar, herbal teas, ginger juice, carrot juice, apple juice, elderberry juice, blackcurrant tea or juice are all effective during infection, and may help improve immunity and sore throat
  • Chewing on mulethi sticks may help soothe the throat
  • Insufflation of medicines through nasal route/snuffing (Nasya karma) may be beneficial
  • Daily supplements of teaspoon of cod liver oil, 100 mg vitamin C tablets every 2-3 hours or 2 garlic capsules every two hours can be taken until you feel well again

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Give plenty of rest to your throat and try not to talk
  • Avoid day sleep since it may lead to Kapha build-up
  • Avoid exposure to cold breeze and water
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene
  • Gargle every few hours using a solution of quarter teaspoonful of common salt or yavakshaara dissolved in half a glass of warm water or concentrated liquor prepared from the bark of Acacia (Babul) tree
  • Avoid frequent head baths and rain showers
  • Avoid passive cigarette smoking and atmospheric pollution

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of oral-care and/or sore throat without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for oral-care and/or sore throat, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

Related Articles


Khadiradi gutika

Honitus Syrup