Natural cures for bad cold and lost voice

Try the following home remedies for cold and to get back your voice -

  • Salt water gargles (warm) 4-5 times a day will be very beneficial to get back your lost voice.
  • Rest. Talk less and don't whisper. Whisper is in fact the worst thing you can do to your vocal cords.
  • Soothe your throat with a ginger tea. Boil grated fresh ginger root in water with holy basil for some minutes. Add honey and drink it.
  • You can also mix juices extracted from fresh ginger, holy basil and lime. Mix these with honey and eat two times in a day.
  • Suck a sugarless candy or a ginger candy to hydrate your voice box, as this will also promote saliva production.
  • Have soft food; include hot soups/broths with ginger and garlic in it.
  • Avoid consumption of cold foods, fried/oily foods, cold drinks and carbonated cold beverages.
  • Drink lots of warm water to soothe your throat and avoid smoking and alcohol completely.

answered by S P

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