Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx (pharyngitis) is characterized by its redness, the appearance of purulent deposits, swelling of the tongue, dryness in the pharynx, the occurrence of pain when swallowing, a slightly elevated temperature.
The most common treatments are inhalation, rinsing, and throat lubrication, and the same remedies can be used for these treatments. Traditional medicine offers many recipes, using which you can cure pharyngitis. For the preparation of decoctions and infusions, use medicinal plants that have anti-inflammatory, expectorant and emollient properties: calendula, sage, chamomile, peppermint, coltsfoot, etc.
Use plant infusions for inhalations carried out daily up to 5 times a day. 100 g of infusion is mixed with 0.5 liters of hot water. You can breathe over a kettle by inserting a paper funnel into its spout, or over a saucepan with a blanket. In this case, it is necessary to regulate the temperature of the infusion in order to get pleasant sensations from inhalation. Otherwise, there is a risk of burning the throat. The duration of the procedure should be from 6 to 10 minutes. Inhalation using pine buds brewed in boiling water also has a positive effect.
For gargling, prepare a collection of several medicinal plants, for example, chamomile flowers and calamus root, or calendula, linden flowers and sage, etc. In addition to medicinal herbs, propolis tincture 30% diluted with warm water (30 drops per half glass of water) is widely used. Rinsing with essential oils that have healing properties are also quite effective. Gargle several times throughout the day. Prepare a fresh infusion every day.
When treating pharyngitis, lubricate the throat with liquid honey, warmed essential oils, etc.
A fairly well-known folk remedy is also warm beer, which you drink in small sips before bed, then wrap yourself in a blanket. Alternatively, mix the crushed garlic with honey and eat 1 teaspoon each throughout the day.