Sore Throat Solution: The salt water gargle
We are always told to watch our salt intake, but when you are dealing with a sore throat salt is a saviour. Salt water has been used as a gargle for centuries because it works so well: It draws moisture from the mucus membranes (thereby diluting mucus) and helps cleanse the throat of phlegm. Although it may taste gnarly and sting any sore you have in your mouth like crazy, it’s efficient and works. And who doesn’t have salt in their home?
Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1 cup of warm water and gargle three or four times daily.