22 Natural Home Sore Throat Remedies to Help Soothe the Pain

22 Natural Home Sore Throat Remedies to Help Soothe the Pain  -   The next time you feel your throat starting to get painful, here are the 22 simple at home sore throat remedies that will help you get started on naturally soothing the ache.
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A sore throat can be a royal pain in the uh…throat. Like blinking, we never notice how much we swallow until we start paying attention to it, and when it hurts like nobody’s business, it’s kind of difficult not to pay attention.


But before you go getting down about how long you’re going to have to suffer with it, consider taking some action-relief may be close than you think.


Below are 22 simple at home sore throat remedies that will help you get started on naturally soothing the ache.


Note: Do not give honey on its own or otherwise to children under the age of 1 year.


  1. Gargle With Warm Salt Water:


When your Grandmother told you to gargle with salt water, she knew what she was talking about. Gargling with salt water isn’t an old wives’ tale-it’s about one of the closest to a cure for a sore throat you can get.


When our throats hurt, regardless of what causes it, it’s because the cells in the mucous membranes have become swollen and inflamed.


By gargling with salt water you decrease the swelling, as salts primary function is to draw out water, which in turn shrinks the swollen cell and eases the pain.


Warm salt water also helps wash away the excess mucous and allows your stuffy nose (if you have one) to drain properly.


You will need…
-1 cup of warm water (8 oz.)
-½ teaspoon of table salt


Heat water until it’s warm, but not hot. Thoroughly mix in salt. Gargle. Repeat 3 throughout the day as needed. Any more than that and you risk drying out healthy soft tissue and making things worse.


  1. Make and Enjoy a Hot Toddy (or have someone make it for you.)


Typically a Hot Toddy helps a sore throat -particularly one accompanied by a cold- for 2 reasons. The honey and lemon soothes your throat, while the alcohol helps you sleep.


I personally leave the alcohol out of mine as my mother did when she made her version for me growing up. Whether or not you use it is up to you, but keep in mind that steering clear of alcohol when you’re under the weather is usually best.


You will need…
-2 oz. bourbon or whiskey (optional, not recommended)
-1 tablespoon of honey, or more to taste
-4 ounces hot water
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-1 slice fresh lemon (optional)


If you’re using it, pour the alcohol into a large mug. Add the honey, and leave the spoon in the mug. Pour the hot water into the mug, making sure it gets the last bit of honey off the spoon.


Add the lemon juice and stir well. Place the mug in the microwave and heat until it is nice and hot, but not boiling (about 1 minute.) Add the lemon slice, and enjoy.


  1. Mix up an ACV drink


Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is probably right up there with garlic (it is unfortunate the things that make us better can’t taste delicious) but some people swear by it.


Its high levels of acidity can kill bacteria quite efficiently, and when mixed with honey it can soothe the soreness in your throat as well.


You will need…
-1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1 cup of very warm water


Mix the ACV and honey into very warm water. Drink it while it’s still warm!




If you don’t want to swallow it (and it does have a strong taste) try 2 tablespoons of ACV and mix with ½ cup warm water. Gargle once a day.


  1. Suck on Garlic


Yup, it sounds repulsive, and you probably don’t want to go on a dinner date right afterwards, but garlic is a natural remedy that can kick a sore throat right in it is painfully swollen tush.


The reason lies in the garlic’s allicin, a compound that can kill the bacteria that cause strep and fight the germs causing pain and irritation.


You will need…
-1 fresh clove of garlic, sliced in half


Place 1 piece of garlic in each cheek and suck on it like a cough drop. Occasionally crush your teeth against it to release the allicin- there’s no need to actually bite it. Try this once daily.


  1. Have a Marshmallow


Don’t get too excited-I am referring to the herb called Marshmallow, or Marshmallow Root. It has been used with a fair amount of success for several centuries in North America and Europe as it contains mucilage, which helps coat and soothe mucus membranes in the throat.


Note that if you have diabetes, you should consult your doctor before using Marshmallow Root, as it may lower your blood sugar.


You will need…
-1 tablespoon of the dried root
-1 cup of boiling water


Put one tablespoon of dried root in a mug and pour boiling water over it. Cover and steep for 30-60 minutes before straining and drinking.


  1. Steam It Out


Steam can ease a sore throat-particularly one that hurts due to dryness-shorten its duration, and make it easier to breathe if you’re congested.


You don’t have to head to your gym’s sauna/steam room to get the treatment either-there are ways to use steam as a remedy without leaving the comfort of your home.


You will need…
-1 medium to large bowl
-Enough hot water to fill your bowl about halfway
-1 bath towel or a towel of similar size
-Eucalyptus oil (optional)


Boil a pot of water and pour it into your bowl. Lean over the bowl so that you can fully inhale the rising steam-you don’t have to stick your face right up to it.


Drape the towel over your head to create a tent for the steam. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil if you’d like to make it more soothing.


If you’re worried about frightening someone who walks in on a mysterious towel-draped creature snuffling and sniffling over a bowl of steaming water, taking a hot shower and letting the bathroom steam up can provide some relief as well.


  1. Kick It with Cayenne


Drinking warm water with cayenne can actually make you feel better. This is another one of those really funky sounding home remedies, but again, a lot of people swear by it.


Dumping something involving hot peppers in any way, shape, or form down your already searing throat seems counterintuitive to helping it, but there’s a method to the madness.


Cayenne (and other hot peppers) have a chemical compound called capsaicin that temporarily relieves pain, much like Advil or aspirin does.


Cayenne accomplishes this by hindering something called substance P, which is what transmits pain signals to your brain. Thus, the discomfort from your sore throat is diluted when coming in contact with the Cayenne-and quickly to boot.


You will need…
-1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
-1 cup of boiling water
-1 teaspoon of honey


Add 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir in the honey, and wait until the mixture is warm-but not hot-before drinking throughout the day as needed.


Make sure to stir it frequently, as the Cayenne tends to settle. If you’re sensitive to spice, reduce the pepper to as little as 1/8 of a teaspoon.


  1. Drink Licorice Root Tea


By drinking licorice root tea you can naturally get some relief for your sore throat. The anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties of licorice root help reduce swelling and irritation, and soothe the mucus membranes in your throat.


You can buy tea with licorice in it, or brew up your own. The recipe below has a few extra ingredients to make this at home remedy for sore throats taste extra yummy and comforting.


You will need…
-1 cup chopped dry licorice root
-1/2 cup cinnamon chips
-2 tablespoons whole cloves
-1/2 cup chamomile flowers


Mix everything in a bowl thoroughly. Store in a glass jar and keep it away from light and heat if you wish to save some for later. To prepare the tea, combine 3 heaping tablespoons of the tea mix and 2.5 cups of cold water in a saucepan.


Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into a large mug through a strainer, sip, and enjoy.


Recipe courtesy of Nourishing Days (www.nourishingdays.com)


  1. Get Your Rest & Fluids


It’s an obvious one, but it is repeated so often for a reason, so don’t brush it off. Combine it with other natural remedies, and it may boost their effectiveness as well. Make sure you’re letting your body rest, and drink as much fluid as you can!


You will need…
-A comfy place to curl up
-Water, orange juice, more water, herbal tea, and anything else liquid you deem appropriate (alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.)


Get a good book or order your favorite movie. Get cozy, rest, and drink, drink, drink!


  1. Make Baking Soda “Tea”


Baking soda is often times touted as a simple, straightforward, and effective home remedy for sore throats.


The reason? Baking soda has antibacterial properties, which could help to kill off the nasties camping out in your throat.


Baking soda also has a slightly Alkaline PH-this soothes minor skin irritations such as bug bites and rashes, and it will act similarly on the swollen tissues in your throat.


Toss in some salt (see #1 for details on salt) and you have a mixture that’s set up for soothing success.


You will need…
-1 cup of very warm water
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon or a little less baking soda


Heat the water until it is very warm, but not so warm that you can’t drink it. Mix in ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon or a little less baking soda, stir, and test the temperature.


Pour some of the liquid into your throat, let it sit for a moment, then gargle. Do this twice in a row 3 times daily.


  1. Hunker In With Honeysuckle


There’s a reason why there has recently been a resurgence of the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for both humans and animals alike-many of the natural remedies really work.


TCM has the effects and properties of various plants down to a science, and while medical treatment has changed, those same plants remain working just as well as they did way back when they were discovered.


Blessed with a name so tasty you just want to cram it into your mouth, Honeysuckle is one of those plants. It is extremely effective in easing coughs, sore throats, and flu symptoms.


Thanks to its bacterial fighting properties, Honeysuckle can help ward off the nasty buggers in your system, and keep them from coming back.


On top of that, Honeysuckle flushes toxins out of your bloodstream, and works as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce the swelling tissue in your throats. To enjoy its benefits, just brew yourself a fresh cup of piping hot tea.


You will need…
-2 cups of Honeysuckle flowers & leaves (fresh is best)
-1 quart of water
-A way to heat the water


If you’re lucky enough to live by wild Honeysuckle, pick two cups of the flowers and leaves in equal parts.


If you don’t grow it or live by wild plants, get them at a store-it can be hard to come by sometimes, TCM shops are your best option.


Once you have your leaves and flowers, simmer them in one quart of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain, and add honey/lemon if you like.


  1. Chomp Those Cloves


Cloves have been used for centuries, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but they aren’t used nearly as much nowadays. Still, cloves were often used to help ease pain in the mouth (such as toothaches) and throat.


At one time dentists even commonly used it as an anesthetic, and some still do today. The reason they can be successful as a pain killer is because of the substance eugenol they contain.


Eugenol can be a natural pain killer, and can act as an anti-bacterial as well. Chewing on whole cloves will slowly release that eugenol, and hopefully numb the pain in your throat. Just try to contain your excitement at finally having an excuse to go chow down on cloves, ok?


Note: Do not substitute clove oil for whole cloves, as it may result in stomach upset.


You will need…
-Several whole cloves
-A glass of water (optional, but you should be drinking fluids anyway.)


Pop a clove or two into your mouth and suck on it until it becomes soft, and then chew as if it were gum. Swallowing them afterwards is not harmful. Use as needed.


  1. Get Help from Hydrogen


Oh yes, it was the mortal enemy of any child who fell off their bike a lot, or did anything that resulted in some nasty skinned knees. You’re hurt, you’re upset that you fell, and then your mom carries you kicking and screaming into the bathroom and dumps Hydrogen Peroxide all over your cuts.


Not cool mom. Of course she was correct in her actions though-it does kill off of bacteria and clean out cuts to stave off infection. With that in mind, we can broaden its use to helping a sore throat in the form of a gargle.


You will need…
-3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide
-A drinking cup


Pour one cap-full of Hydrogen Peroxide into your drinking cup. Warm up some water (don’t make it hot) and dilute the Peroxide with one capful of warm water.


Gargle thoroughly before spitting the liquid back out. If you can’t stand the taste, a little honey won’t hurt.


  1. Avoid Irritants


It sounds like stating the obvious to say “avoid irritants,” but many of us are stoic creatures, and we’ll fight whatever ails us and crawl to work, soccer practice, class, or whatever it is to keep life on track.


If you truly must go out, make a very conscious effort steer clear of fumes, smog, and smoke-more than usual. Breathing that stuff in will irritate the soft tissues at the back of your throat that already have enough to deal with.


While lozenges can help stimulate saliva, avoid those with lots of sugar-same goes for hard candies. Caffeine and alcohol can hinder our body’s ability to fight off infection, and prolong your sore throat, so avoid them if you can.


Do your best to rest up, and remember to take care of yourself (or have someone take care of you!)


You will need…
-1 bedside bell
-A serv-I mean-a good friend who will take care of you


Ring thy bell!


  1. Do Pomegranate Power-Ups


The list of all the beneficial stuff contained in pomegranates is off the charts-it has something to help just about anything. Focusing in on sore throats, pomegranates can help fight off infection with anti-oxidants, while they also contain astringents.


An astringent is a substance that causes contraction of body tissue, so they will help the swelling in your throat go down, in turn diminishing the pain.


You can utilize these properties in a few ways, either by making tea and gargling or drinking it, or gargling/drinking juice.


The tea takes a bit more work to make, so I suggest getting the ingredients prepared ahead of time so you don’t have to do much when you’re ill.


You will need…
-1 pomegranate
-3-4 cups of water




-1 (or more) bottles of pomegranate juice-try to find organic/ones with less sugar


To make tea, peel the pomegranate and collect its rinds. Boil the rinds for 15 minutes or so in 3-4 cups of water (time and water amount can be adjusted to your preferences.) Drink the tea, or gargle for at least 30 seconds.


You can get the rinds in advance, and then dry them in an airtight jar away from direct sunlight. That way, you have them on hand for when you get sick.


If you don’t want to make the tea, gargling or drinking pomegranate juice at least 3 times a day can help as well.


  1. Make Cozy Chamomile Tea


Chamomile is a natural remedy for sore throats. Its components kill off bacteria, while it works as a natural pain-killer.


Chamomile also has anti-spasmodic properties (aka it helps the muscles relax) which can help you rest. Overall, it’s one soothing wonder herb.


You will need…
-1 bag of chamomile tea
-1 mug
-1 cup of boiling water


When the water has boiled, pour into your mug and add the tea bag. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Add a bit of honey and lemon if you like. Drink as needed.


  1. Drink That Ginger


Ginger has a pretty intense-even spicy- flavor, so why would you want to ingest it when your throat is already tender and sore? It just so happens that ginger is packed with properties that will chase away the pain.


Ginger works brilliantly as a cold remedy as well, and colds and sore throats often go hand in hand. It’s an expectorant, which means it helps loosen and expel mucus from your respiratory system (including the extra mucus in your throat.)


Ginger does this in part because its aroma opens up your sinuses. It also boosts your circulation, increasing oxygen to your cells, flushing out toxins, and speeding up the healing process.


To top it off it acts as an anti-inflammatory, and fights off bad bacteria too. To top the top off, you can enjoy all of ginger’s benefits in a warm, soothing, cup of tea.


You will need…


-Fresh ginger root, 2 inches long
-A sharp knife or vegetable peeler
-A cutting board
-2-3 cups of water
-Wax paper


Wash ginger root thoroughly, then peel. Slice into small pieces, place on a cutting board, and cover it with a piece of wax paper. Crush it using a mallet, the flat side of the knife, anything-it’s not a science, a rock from your garden would probably do if it suits your fancy.


If you don’t want to bother crushing, you can slice it into very small chunks after peeling. Boil your water over medium heat and then add the ginger.


Let it boil for 3-5 minutes, then take a cup and enjoy it piping hot-add some honey or other flavorings if you like. You can strain it before drinking if you don’t want little bits of ginger at the bottom of your cup. Just make sure you enjoy it while it’s nice and warm!


  1. Gargle Sage


Sage was used medicinally for a long, long, time well before it entered the culinary scene. Some people say it has something to cure a little bit of everything, but we’re just focusing on how to use it as an effective natural remedy for your sore throat.


Sage is an astringent, meaning it causes body tissues to contract, which means that it can help with swelling. Since the tissues at the back of your throat get swollen when you’re ill, you can see why sage could be of use.


The phenolic acids in sage are also known to fight and kill off the bad bacteria that could be the culprit or a contributor to your symptoms. In this case, a good way to use the sage is in the form of a gargle.


You will need…
-1 cup of boiling water
-2 teaspoons sage leaves (dried or fresh)
-1/4 ounce salt


Boil your water, and then pour it over the sage in a mug. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain, add salt, and gargle as needed.


  1. Avoid Milk, or Drink It


Warm milk might seem like the perfect thing to ease your throat. It’s soothing, non-irritating, and relaxing-plus, it’s getting fluid into your body.


While not true for all sore throats, if your pain comes along with congestion, it may be best to steer clear of milk. The reason is because milk coats the throat, which already has excess mucus thanks to your illness.


Milk may also increase mucus production which, like coating the throat, would not help at all. On the other hand, if you have a very dry or raw sore throat, some milk and honey may be just the thing to help soothe it.


  1. Keep Food and Drink Temperatures Moderate


A huge glass of ice water might sound fabulous, but in reality, the temperature can sometimes make the throat ache more. Same thing goes for hot-while teas and soups are often called for “hot,” err more on the side of “warm.” Liquid that is too hot will just burn and cause more pain.


By letting things come to room temperature or keeping them cool rather than cold, or warm rather than hot, you can avoid aggravating your throat further (sadly, this means popsicles and ice cream may be best avoided.)


  1. Spice Things Up


Truly spicy foods should be avoided when your throat hurts, but one “spicy” home remedy that helps relieve some of the pain of a sore throat (one that is the result of a cold) is cinnamon.


Cinnamon is extremely high in anti-oxidants, and its aroma often times helps to open up the sinuses, which lessens the production of mucus and helps you breathe a little easier.


There are some pretty straightforward remedies using cinnamon out there, including ones that involve mixing cinnamon powder straight into water.


To get the best of both its taste and health benefits, using “cinnamon water” is a great way to go about achieving a yummy drink that will also help you feel better.


You will need…
-1-2 cinnamon sticks
-1-1/2 cups of boiling water
-The tea of your choice


Bring water to a boil and add the cinnamon. Boil for about 2-3 minutes, and then remove the cinnamon. Steep your choice of herbal or green tea in the cinnamon water, drink, and enjoy.


*Chamomile tea steeped in cinnamon water with honey to taste would be a fabulous combo to beat off the sickness.*


  1. Mix & Match


There is obviously a theme to the kinds of ingredients used in the home sore throat remedies. If what they are, and know what’s causing the sore throat, you can try different combinations to see what works for you.


There’s a surprising amount of variation, even on things as simple as salt water gargles! Some examples- some people will suggest simply lemon juice and honey, while some say honey and warm water, or others say combine all three and then add a pinch of cayenne.


For other home sore throat remedies, watch this Video HERE.


If none of the home sore throat remedies above seem to do it for you, below are 5 ingredients that we found to be the most prevalent in helping a sore throat, be it on their own, combined, or in another form.


  1. Salt:It draws the water out of your swollen mucus membranes, reducing swelling and pain.


  1. Honey:Comforting and soothing honey helps coat the throat when it is dry, scratchy and painful. It also kills bacteria. It should not be given to children under 2 years of age.


  1. Lemon:Cuts through unwanted mucus, kills bacteria, and can help dull the pain in sore spots. Often used with honey.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar:It’s a major germ-buster, and while it may seem counter-intuitive, ACV can really help relieve your sore throat.


  1. Baking Soda:Due to its PH levels it can help soothe minor skin irritations, and also helps rid your body of bad bacteria that could be lurking about and making things worse.


Knowing what causes the sore throat can allow you to know how to treat it. Below are a few of the biggest culprits.


  • Swelling: The swelling of the tissues in your throat cause pain-look for something that works as an anti-inflammatory or astringent.


  • Dryness: Find something that will coat your throat, but NOT create more mucus.


  • Bacteria: Sore throats can be cause by bacteria. Find something that naturally kills off the germs.


The next time you feel your throat starting to get painful, use any of the above as soon as possible.


In the middle of the worst sore throat you’ve ever had, drinking tea probably won’t feel like much in comparison to the effect of over-the counter pain medication, but these home sore throat remedies can stop it before it has much chance to get worse.


While there is no miracle cure, natural home remedies have also been shown to shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms (ahem, sore throat) and lessen the severity of the symptoms throughout the time you’re ill.


When taking a more natural route for treatment, you’re body feels better than when you’re taking OTC drugs (even if you don’t feel it right away) and a healthy body means a healthy recovery.


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Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is probably the best way to keep bad breath, or halitosis, at bay. That and avoiding some of the most common bad-breath offenders, like tobacco products, onions and garlic, can keep your breath fresh most of the day.


But you probably know that already. So let’s say you’ve forgone this advice and just eaten a big Greek salad full of red onions and a bowl of pasta covered in garlic. And now you’ve got a business presentation, or a first date, or an appointment with a new client starting in 10 minutes.


You need to stop bad breath quickly, and there’s no toothbrush in sight. Don’t panic! Try one of the tips that follow, which are among the quickest and most effective fresh-breath remedies out there.


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Peppermint Essential Oil: Place a drop on your tongue for instant freshening. It’s like an instant breath mint but better. Keep a bottle in your desk drawer, your car and your purse or briefcase.


Sip Green Tea: Green tea has both disinfectant and deodorant properties, and sipping a cup has been found to reduce volatile sulfur compounds in mouth air (which are known to cause bad breath) better than chewing gum or mints. If you’re out at a restaurant and need some refreshing, order a cup, stat!


Eat Crudités: At a cocktail party and forgot to brush? Make your way to the appetizer station and help yourself to celery and cucumbers. These veggies help boost your saliva production, which will help to wash away odor-causing bacteria. A slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth may also help to deodorize.


Chew Cinnamon Sticks: Chewing on a small chunk of cinnamon stick will kill odor-causing bacteria in your mouth.


Bite an Apple: Apples work much like celery and cucumbers, helping to increase saliva and wash away bacteria. They’ve also been shown to help reduce “garlic breath” after study participants consumed raw garlic.


Chew Fennel Seeds: Fennel seeds are used as a traditional breath freshener in some cultures for good reason – they increase the production of saliva to wash bacteria away and also contain antibacterial properties to kill odor-causing germs.


You can keep fennel seeds in a tin in your purse, car or desk drawer, then chew on five or 10 when you need to freshen up.


Drink Some Water: This is one tip that virtually everyone can use. Like fibrous vegetables, water increases saliva in your mouth, which helps remove odor-causing particles.


Dry mouth is also known to contribute to bad breath, and drinking water will help combat this, at least temporarily.


Use a Tongue Scraper: Using a tongue scraper has been shown to significantly reduce bad breath for up to two hours, which should tide you over long enough to get to a sink to brush your teeth.


Finally, did you know that blowing into your cupped hands isn’t the most effective way to check for bad breath? A better way is to lick the back of your hand (or scrape the back of your tongue with a spoon), let it dry and then to smell it. If it’s stinky, there’s a good chance your breath is too, so refer back to the tips above.


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Looking for even more natural remedies? Check out Nature’s 10 Most Powerful Pain Relievers Now , How to Get Rid of Fishy Vaginal Odor, How to Treat Bad Body Odor and How to Treat Foot Odor Naturally.


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Oil Swishing – The Perfect Remedy for Flawless Skin


There are many benefits of oil swishing. This oral treatment reduces incidence of diseases and improves skin and dental health. It reduces gingivitis, halitosis and plaque significantly. Here we are going to see how to do this and what benefits we get from it.
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Ayurveda and traditional Medicine outline various benefits one gets by using natural products. Charaka Samahita the ancient Ayurvedic writings mentions kavala gandosha, which translates to oil swishing.


There are many benefits of oil swishing. This oral treatment reduces incidence of diseases and improves skin and dental health. It reduces gingivitis, halitosis and plaque significantly. Here we are going to see how to do this and what benefits we get from it.


First, there are few important facts you need to remember. Please don’t swallow this oil during any part of the oil swishing as it contains the toxins you are pulling from your body. If you feel you are getting an urge to swallow, just spit and start over.


After a few times, you will start doing it without even thinking about it. 20 minutes will pass fast as you can do other things while doing it (I’ve learned to check my emails or clean around the house and the 20 min passes by quickly).


After 20 minutes of oil swishing, spit the oil out and gargle your mouth thoroughly with warm salt water. Do not use oil swishing if you have any Amalgam Fillings (Sliver/Mercury Fillings as it tends to pull it out and it is very risky as you can swallow it.) Oil swishing not only gives you a beautiful skin and is also good for your health.


Oil swishing or oil pulling is best done during early mornings, when the stomach is empty before eating and drinking in order for you to get the best benefits out of oil swishing.


Using pressed organic sesame or coconut oil improves the efficacy of the method. Swish oil around in mouth for at least 15 or more minutes. One has to do this every other day or once in three days.


Oil swishing detoxifies your body by removing bacteria and toxins from the mouth. The condition of teeth may be bad, but if one regularly practices oil pulling, these conditions will improve. One may remove the streptococcus bacterium that causes tooth decay through this method.

Oil swishing also helps balance hormones in proper ratio.


Other pleasant surprises you will notice after you do oil swishing are all those dark circles and swelling near your eyes will disappear in a matter of few days, so no more puffy and panda eyes.


You will enjoy only glowing skin, high energy and less mood swings. Your digestive system and immunity will improve, teeth will look much whiter and gums become stronger and you will feel better overall. These are the benefits of oil swishing.


In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it. All you have to do is buy good quality organic cold pressed sesame or coconut oil and take a tablespoon of it and swish it in your mouth on an empty stomach before breakfast (be careful not to swallow) move the oil slowly in your mouth and suck it through your teeth for 5, 10, 15 or 20 min.


Don’t put a strain on your jaw, easy does it. Oil swishing activates the enzymes and these enzymes draw out toxins from the blood, I repeat be very careful not to swallow this oil as by now it must have drawn enough toxins, bacteria and viruses out of your system, as you continue the oil gets thinner and whiter mixing with your saliva.


If it is still yellow it means you have not pulled it long enough, please continue with the pulling some more. When you are done, spit the oil out, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and mouth must be washed thoroughly a few times. Just use normal tap water or any mouth wash.


You may like to click HERE to watch this video about oil swishing!


For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes


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