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how to treat a hoarse voice

Ginger is an effective herb to deal with a hoarse voice. It is very soothing to the mucous membranes surrounding the voice box and alleviates inflammation. It also helps prevent infections in the upper respiratory tract.

Honey is very effective in dealing with a hoarse voice. It helps coat and soothe the irritated throat and helps reduce inflammation.

Simply eat 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey a few times daily to keep the throat moist.
Another option is to mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey and a pinch of black pepper powder in a glass of warm water. Drink it a few times a day.
Alternatively, mix equal amounts of honey and basil leaf juice. Eat it 3 times daily.

Salt Water Gargle

Gargling with warm salt water, a few times a day, is an effective treatment to restore your voice to normal. While the salt helps remove mucus from the respiratory tract, the hot water reduces irritation in the throat. Due to its antiseptic properties, salt also helps prevent a throat infection.

Add 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water.
Mix well, until the salt dissolves completely.
Gargle with it 2 or 3 times daily.

Steam Treatment

A common cause of a hoarse and raspy voice is dryness in your throat. Hence, a steam treatment will help ease discomfort. To make the treatment more effective, you can use a few drops of essential oil.

Heat a pot of water until boiling.
Add a few drops of lavender, chamomile and thyme essential oils.
Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam rising from the pot.
Do this twice daily.