If you are looking for simple and effective natural remedies for hoarseness, continue reading this article and find out what they are. But first.
Hoarseness is a pretty common condition that affects the vocal cords making the voice sound harsh and rasp. The most common causes of hoarseness are catching a cold or eating cold foods, tonsillitis may be the cause of hoarseness, but most importantly exerting pressure on the vocal folds after speaking loudly, screaming and excessive singing without a good vocal technique. During the cold season, hoarseness is more common compared to the warm season, as cold and humidity can affect the vocal folds too.
We have searched for the best natural remedies for hoarseness, remedies that our grandmothers used to use, and we have made our selection of the best home remedies below. Let’s get to them.
7 Natural Remedies for Hoarseness that Work
1. Linden & Milk Natural Remedies for Hoarseness
Simmer one handful of linden flowers into a cup of milk on low heat until the milk has dropped to half the initial quantity. Cover the pot with a lid and allow the infused milk to cool down. Strain and drink while it is warm. You can also add linden honey to sweeten this sore throat soothing drink.
2. Natural Remedies for Hoarseness with Butter & Milk
Add a piece of butter, the size of a walnut to a cup of fresh milk in a saucepan over the fire. When the butter has melted down, add one tablespoon of raw wildflower honey into the milk and mix well until the honey has also dissolved completely. Drink the warm milk sip by sip.
3. Black Radish Syrup Remedy for Hoarseness
Remove the core from a big black radish so that only the walls of the radish remain, no more than half a centimeter thick. Pour natural honey into the radish and leave it in a pot in a dark place. After a few hours, the radish along with the honey forms a syrup, which is the radish syrup. Have the syrup several times per day. After the syrup is finished repeat the process by adding honey to the same radish once again. One radish can be used for a maximum of 5 times, then you need to use another large black radish. Continue until your hoarseness is gone.
4. Sage & Plantain Tea Remedy for Hoarseness
Simmer 2 teaspoons of sage and/or plantain leaves into 250 ml (1 cup) of water for 10 minutes. Use the tea for gargling a few times throughout the day. Sage and plantain help stop the inflammation and build up the resistance of the vocal cords against pathogens. Also, silence is gold (in case of hoarseness but not only)!
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5. Pine Cones Remedy for Hoarseness
Soak a few pine cones in homemade alcohol and leave them in a dark place for a few weeks. Have 1 teaspoon of this tincture in case of cold when you also experience hoarseness and throat pain. You can use pine bud syrup instead if you don’t have pine cones available.
6. Propolis Gargle for Hoarseness
Add 25 drops of propolis tincture in a little bit of warm water and use it for gargles. This simple remedy also works, if you swallow a bit of the propolis water while gargling. Propolis is a very powerful disinfectant, which is why this is one of the best natural remedies for hoarseness and sore throat.
7. Egg Yolks Cure for Hoarseness
Whisk 2 egg yolks with 4 tablespoons of sugar very well, until you get a sweet whitish paste. Eat all that paste and then drink a glass of hot milk. You can also pour the hot milk over the paste and drink it like that.
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Hopefully, one or more of these natural remedies for hoarseness will lend a helping hand in times of need. Let us know in the comments below what natural remedies for hoarseness have worked for you. Stay healthy, naturally!