How to Use Garlic to Treat a Sore Throat

Garlic has been used in homeopathic treatments for hundreds of years and its ability to treat a wide variety of conditions is almost legendary. You can use this natural remedy to treat sore throats.

Things You'll Need
Fresh garlic or supplements
Vitamin C, echinacea or red marine algae

Use garlic in the treatment of sore throats and other respiratory infections. Garlic is an excellent, all-natural treatment for respiratory problems because it has both antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Boil some water when you feel a cold coming on. When the water boils, add several medium-sized pieces of garlic to brew a refreshing, soothing tea.

Simmer the garlic and hot water for a several minutes. Set it aside and let it cool to a drinkable temperature.

Drink the garlic tea while it is slightly warm. Drinking the tea will help soothe your sore throat and can help you recover from respiratory infections faster.

Use garlic tea to treat the immediate symptoms of a sore throat, but don't stop there. Garlic is a powerful natural antimicrobial agent and it can be used to help strengthen your immune system. A stronger immune system means that your body may fight off the underlying cause of the sore throat faster.

Use garlic as part of your overall disease-fighting strategy. Because it is a natural defense booster and virus fighter, when you combine it with other powerful immune boosters, such as vitamin C, echinacea and red marine algae, you erect a strong line of defense against many common ailments.