sore throat

A sore throat can be the result of an infection which is often accompanied by a fever

It can also be a result of irritation or drying out of the mucous membrane of the throat caused by mouth breathing

Because the air is not being humidified it causes the tissues of the nasal passages and throat to dry out and swell

If it is not an infected throat the soreness usually disappears within a few hours of waking and after having something to drink

what you can do

  • support the body with foods high in vitamin C
  • make throat gargles from herbs such as thyme, or sage, or gargle with liquid chlorophyll
  • gargling with diluted swedish bitters can also provide relief for a sore throat
    mix 5mls of swedish bitters with 20mls of water
  • take olive leaf extract as directed on bottle

(see when to consult your medical practitioner)