wikiHow to Treat a Sore Throat With Aloe

Gargling with an aloe vera solution can provide immediate relief for painful sore throat symptoms and, with repeated use, boost overall health and immunity.


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    Gather your ingredients.
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    Make a basic gargle from 1/4 cup witch hazel extract, 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup aloe vera gel. Aloe gel is great to have on hand for a variety of home remedies and can be harvested easily from the cut stem of an aloe plant, if you have one at home. Otherwise, aloe gel is available commercially at grocery stores, pharmacies, and online.
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    Combine ingredients and shake!
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    Gargle as often as desired and enjoy the relief. Keep the solution in a sealed container (no need to refrigerate) for up to four months.
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    To further aid in abating a sore throat, coat the throat tissue regularly with warm liquids. Drink as much fluid as possible. Keeping the throat well-lubricated can help to prevent it from becoming dry and irritated. In addition to gargling with aloe vera, frequently drink hot beverages, such as broth and hot tea.


  • Aloe vera effectively kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi that may reside in the mouth.[citation needed] In addition to sore throats, gargling with aloe can increase gum health and prevent bad breath.[citation needed]
  • When purchasing an aloe vera product, check the label to ensure that it is at least 95% whole leave aloe vera. Watch out for added sweeteners and thickening agents such as xanthan gum. If aloe vera does not constitute at least 80% of the ingredients listed, there are more additives than aloe vera, and it would be wise to steer clear of that particular product.

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