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Every now and then I feel a tickle in my throat. It is a big red flag for me and I imagine this is for every singer and daily voice user. I immediately start to search for natural effective remedies to prevent the tickle from becoming any worse. Also, I am not a fan of over the counter pills, so I try to choose natural remedies as much as possible.
My frustration is that I do not always find what I need online, or I search for quite some time before I find the answer. So, here is a list of 4 effective natural remedies so all of us can have easier access.
1) Honey & Lemon
This is my first ‘go-to’ remedy. The ingredients are simple and easily accessible. Just mix 2 tablespoons of honey and half a lemon together with warm water. Honey soothes the throat and the lemon in water is good to clean the vocal cords. Never use fresh boiling water since this kills off the benefits of honey.
2) Carob Syrup
This may not be as easily accessible so when you find it for sale be ready to stock up as many as possible! It is a natural antibiotic and is good for our overall health. I use it not only when I have a tickle in my throat but also before a major concert or performance to prep my voice for singing. It is very soothing and improves the quality of the voice.
3) Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea has been a recent discovery which has helped me a lot. This can be found at any local market. It helps to reduce a dry throat; phlegm production and it is also very soothing. It’s great benefit is that it does not contain caffeine so you can drink as much as you want.
Ginger is a must to cure a sensitive throat. It has anti-bacterial compositions that helps to prevent an infection. I use fresh Ginger to make Ginger tea by just boiling it for about 10 minutes. Then I add honey to the tea to make the tea sweeter.
The most important step is to hydrate the vocal cords as much as possible in addition to the remedies mentioned above. Do you use any other natural remedies? Would love to know what they are by writing them in the comments below.
Until next time,