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You have to try this fenugreek seeds remedy for sore throat!

Have a sore throat? Here's a remedy that could help.

Written by Pavitra Sampath |Updated : September 11, 2015 2:29 PM IST

Fenugreek or methi seeds are great to treat a sore throat! Not only do they have very potent antibacterial properties, but a study published in Journal of Botany found that it was especially effective against bacterium that cause a sore throat. You may also like to read about the health benefits of fenugreek seeds. What you'll need

  • Two tablespoons of fenugreek or methi seeds.
  • One litre water.

Method

  • Add the fenugreek seeds to room temperature water.
  • Place it on a burner and allow it to simmer till it comes to a rolling boil.
  • Then, simmer the flame and allow it to simmer for about one hour.
  • Once the water changes colour (after an hour), remove it from the flame and allow it to cool to a drinkably warm temperature.

How to use this remedy

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  • Use this water while it is still warm to gargle twice a day.
  • If the sore throat is severe, you can use it to gargle three times a day too.

You may also like to read: How to use methi or fenugreek seeds to treat 20 health problems. Image source: Shutterstock


For more articles on Natural Remedies, visit our Natural Remedies section. For daily free health tips, sign up for our newsletter. For Natural Remedies related queries, visit our forum. References: [1] Amalraj, A., et al. "Antimicrobial activity of fenugreek seeds and leaves." Indian Journal of Natural Products 21.2 (2005): 35-36. [2] Life Sciences and Medicine Research, Volume 2011: LSMR-27 1 Antibacterial Activities of Methanol and Acetone Extracts of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum) and Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) BK Dash*, S Sultana, N Sultana Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh. Published: June 27, 2011 [3] Antibacterial Activity of the Extracts Obtained from Rosmarinus officinalis, Origanum majorana, and Trigonella foenum-graecum on Highly Drug-Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli. Roula Abdel-Massih, Elias Abdou, Elias Baydoun and Ziad Daoud Journal of Botany. Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 464087, 8 pages [4] Natural Home Remedies For Common Ailments. H.K Bhakru. Orient Paperbacks, New Delhi, 1998. Pages 239.

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