The uses for coconut oil are reaching staggering numbers and growing each day as people try this all-natural, good fat in different ways. Coconut oil and sore throats go together very well. This oil is an anti-inflammatory that soothes the pain, irritation, and scratchiness of a sore throat. It is also antimicrobial, attacking bacteria, fungi, and even many viruses so your immune system can step in and get rid of the problem faster.
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You can take a teaspoon or two of oil and let it roll down the back of your throat to help the healing process begin. You can also make a soothing, healing cough syrup to sweetly ease away the pain and lessen that urge to cough. It works well with colds, flu, sinus infections that disturb the throat, tonsilloliths, and even sore throats caused from overuse of your voice.
- 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup local raw honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Mix these together in a small saucepan and warm them on low heat. You only want to melt the ingredients, not cook them. Take the warm syrup with a spoon or mix it in warm water or tea and let the healing begin. You can also melt coconut oil into tea or vegetable broth directly to sip away the soreness in your throat.
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