The reason your throat gets sore, achy and scratchy is that the viruses cause inflammation on your pharynx.
Below are some natural remedies that can help relieve the pain.


A 2018 review of studies found that the sweet stuff has a whole host of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties. It’s even recommended as a sore throat soother by the Center For Disease Control—though it’s not safe for infants. For maximum effect, Healthline recommends mixing two tablespoons of honey with warm water or tea.

Echinacea And Sage:

A few sprays containing this combination works as well as any over-the-counter sore throat relief sprays, according to a study in the European Journal of Medical Research.

Marshmallow Root:

Marshmallow root has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years to help inflammation. When mixed with water, it forms a gummy gel that coats the throat and could reduce the pain. Sadly, there hasn’t been research on the puffy candy marshmallows, but we still recommend giving it a go.

Gargle Salt Water:

Studies Have found that gargling about a half-teaspoon of salt diluted in a glass of water can help prevent respiratory infections in the future, and it can also provide temporary sore throat relief. The salt attracts water and pulls it out of your throat tissue, which reduces some of the inflammation and pain, Brian P. Currie, MD, told WebMD.

Drink Water (Obvious we know):

Fluids keep your throat moist and prevent dehydration. The key to recovery is making sure you stay well hydrated. If you’re in so much pain that you can’t drink fluids, you can get dehydrated and get even sicker.