Well, laryngitis is one of the worst symptoms that a cold or flu may trigger. In order to get your voice back, you have to spend a week at the library, in silence. Even whispering should be avoided because it can strain the vocal cords as much as shout. Coughing or clearing your throat are some other factors that should be avoided because they can damage your vocal cords pretty badly.
In my opinion, the best natural way in treating laryngitis is to rest your vocal cords completely, but it is basically impossible to shut up for an entire week.
So, to avoid such struggle – not being vocal for a whole week – you can fasten up healing the vocal cords with this great throat shooter. The below remedy is based on cayenne pepper and it will help you a lot in getting rid of laryngitis and hoarse voice. It is also effective in treating sore throat and tonsillitis.
Cayenne Pepper: Natural Throat Soother
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon of butter
Mix these two common ingredients together to form a paste. Consume the mixture three times a day for better results. Remember: prepare a different remedy before each use.
Alternatively, you can add a few drops of lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a glass of hot water. Stir well to mix and then drink the solution to get rid of the hoarseness as well as soothe the throat.
This is by far one of the best remedy for laryngitis, but without resting your voice it won’t be effective. So, keep your voice down until you recover completely.
Alongside with this remedy you can also try other alternatives:
Gargle With Aspirin For Laryngitis: Dissolve the aspirin in a glass of warm water and gargle with this solution for 3-4 minutes. Rinse your mouth with plain water after this.
Lemon And Honey For Laryngitis:Add 1 tablespoon of honey in the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon and mix it slightly. Ingest this.
Onion Syrup For Laryngitis:Cut 3-4 red onions into small pieces and simmer them in the four cups of water until the mixture thickens to a syrup-like consistency. Once the syrup is ready, take 2-3 tablespoons of this and add to the glass of tepid water. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon, and mix everything together. Drink this slowly.