Second time this week I’ve been asked if I have a homeopathic remedy for laryngitis. Guess that means that someone is going around stealing voices! If you woke up without your voice, I’ve got a few home-made remedies to get your chords back-a-virbrating!
First things first, let’s pin the suspect cause…
- Screaming, yelling, or singing for a prolonged time will cause the an inflammation of the larynx or the muscles in or around it, which interferes with proper functioning of the vocal cords. (Did a little research on that one.)
- Smoking irritates the vocal chords and mucous membranes. I’m going to give that remedy to you straight: JUST QUIT SMOKING!
- A cold may give you laryngitis, which sometimes prevents you from speaking at all.
- A very dry environment may cause you to lose your voice. In the winter time it is best to keep a humidifier in the home and drink plenty of warm liquids.
You may choose to treat your laryngitis with things you can find right in your kitchen or aromatherapy/essential oil drawer.
Apple Cider Vinegar – admittedly, one shot of this tangy tonic may leave you puckering your face for minutes after, so I recommend adding one shot of the vinegar to a glass of water. Drink it down, and repeat every hour until symptoms disappear.
Essential oil steam – Add 2 drops chamomile essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops thyme essential oil to a pot of just boiled water. Make a tent over your head and the pot and inhale.
Ginger tea – Peel and thinly slice a small piece of ginger root. Boil it in water until the water turns a light yellow or tan color. You should feel a tingle in the back of the throat after swallowing.
Honey and lemon – Take s hot glass and fill it half way up with lemon juice either from the bottle or fresh squeezed, add in 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Mix and shoot it to the back of the throat where you gargle for 1 minute. Repeat every 30 minutes until symptoms subside.
Sea salt – Make a gargle of sea salt and water and use several times a day.
I hope that helps. If you have any home remedies that work that were not listed, please comment on the post!
From my open heart to yours,