It is incredibly important for us to speak. Most of us are talking at least a fair amount both at work and while enjoying leisure time. It is very known fact that we are sensitive to some prolonged damage or illness which is affecting our ability to speak. Strained vocal cords are one example of damage which is done to our vocal cords which is affecting the way we communicate. This is an ailment which is affecting the people who use their voices more than average people, such as signers or people who regularly speak loudly or frequently. There are many things which can damage and strain your vocal cords. The affliction can manifest itself in many different ways. But also it is important to note that we think it is strain or damage but in fact it is an infection. It is characterized by fever, difficulty in swallowing, mild to moderate pain in the throat or ear, excessive mucus buildup and poor voice quality. While it might feel slight, this can progress into a full – fledged and rather dangerous infection if it is allowed to progress for too long. If you have noticed some voice issues, then you should talk with your doctor about this problem. He or she will tell you which the best natural cure is for you.
Turmeric: Ayurvedic practitioners are recommending this natural cure for your vocal care. Also it is recommended in the Chinese medicine. This is one of the most widely prescribed natural cures for inflammation because it has high levels of anti – inflammatory properties . The most active ingredient from the turmeric is the Curcumin.
Mouthwash: You can make your own alcohol – based mouthwash at home. Swallowing a tiny amount of this mouthwash will let you coat your vocal cords and throat and it will help kill bacteria and stave off infection . This natural cure will help your throat to heal more quickly. In a bottle you should add 6 – 10 drops of food – grade essential oil (you should choose a flavor you enjoy), 10 drops of pure liquid stevia, 4 teaspoons of vodka and two cups of water. You should cover the bottle and then shake it well. You should shake the bottle each time before you use it because ingredients will separate when allowed to sit.Slippery elm: When the mucous membranes of the throat and lungs are inflamed and swollen, then slippery elm is the best friend of your throat. This home remedy is demulcent which means that it soothes mucous membranes by creating a smooth film to cover and soothe the irritated tissue . This is a reason why the slippery elm is one of the best home remedies for soothe and relieve a dry and irritated throat. Slippery elm is one of the main ingredients in most cough syrups which can be found on markets all around the world.
Sage: This home remedy can be used as natural treatment for many diseases. Also it can be used as a gargle for healing all throat issues. There are many herbalists which are using sage as natural treatment for healing the ulcers in the throat. This natural cure is especially effective when it is combined with propolis and licorice and it is used as a gargle to help heal laryngitis.
Lemon juice: Lemon juice has acid content which can kill the bacteria which is infecting your throat . Also this home remedy will promote the production of saliva. It reduces the mucus buildup. You should squeeze out juice from one fresh lemon. You should add a pinch of salt in it and then you should mix it well. You should pour this natural mixture in one cup of warm water. You should use this home remedy as a gargling solution because it can give you a relief from the pain and itchiness in your throat.
Propolis: This is a resinous mixture with the same texture as honey that honeybees collect from sap flows, tree buds and other botanical sources to coat their hives. Propolis is amazing natural medicine which has been touted as having equal or more antibacterial properties than penicillin as well anti – inflammatory and antiviral properties . Propolis is a great natural cure for fighting infection in the throat, relieving hoarseness, breaking up mucus in the sinuses, and it is excellent for reducing swelling in the throat. You should mix a tablespoon of propolis with warm water and any of the other and any of the herbs which are listed in this article and this is one of the best ways to speed the healing process.
Marshmallow: This natural cure is also known althaea officinalis. This flowering plant from which the poofy white treat got its name. This home remedy is used for coughs, hoarseness and lung trouble in which is also included the bronchitis. This natural cure is sweet mucilage that is healing, softening and soothing. Also this plant aids the body in expelling excess fluid and mucus by healing and soothing the mucous membranes. This natural cure is also excellent for coughs.
Licorice: This wonderful herb can help you to treat many different ailments. It can help you to heal the inflamed tissues and membranes because it has anti – inflammatory and anti – allergic properties. This is one of the most used herbs for overused, tired and sore voices. 
Salt: Salt is an effective disinfectant and cleaner when it is combined with the water. You should be careful when you are using this natural cure not to swallow the salt. Before you start using this natural cure for your voice issues, you should be sure that it is not making you to sick/gag because many people cannot tolerate this natural cure. People who can tolerate it, salt is very effective home remedy for killing the bacteria and healing throat infections. You should dissolve ½ teaspoon of salt in one cup of warm water because in this way you will make a powerful gargle solution. You should add a drop of honey or a lemon as a sweetener because in this way you will reduce the unpleasant taste. You should use this home remedy to gargle several times during the day because in this way you will reduce the throat swelling or to loosen the mucus.
Cayenne: This home remedy is also known as capsaicin. This is one of the most used natural cures all around the world. This home remedy has miraculous healing properties. Cayenne is extremely stimulating to our entire body. Also it is excellent home remedy for swollen cords or throat infections. You should make a natural mixture by mixing 5 drops of cayenne extract or a small pinch of powder with warm water and honey. You should drink this natural cure if you want to stop the potential infection, to stop inflammation or to reduce a sore throat.
Ginger: Fresh juice from ginger will reduce the inflammation in the lining of the mucus membrane. After this treatment you will get a substantial reduction in pain. This home remedy has many health benefits. There are some studies in which are sad that the ginger even kill cancer cells . People who smoke should not use this natural cure because it is not a good idea when they are using it at regular basis. You should slice fresh ginger root thinly. You should place them in a covered pan and boil it for ten minutes. You should strain this natural cure and you should allow it to cool until it has a room temperature. You should drink the brew to get a relief. Also you can chew candied gingers or drink ginger tea with honey but as we know the fresh ginger will give you the best results.
Apple cider vinegar: This is one of the most used natural cures for many different types of diseases. The acidity of the apple cider vinegar will kill the bacteria which has infected the throat area. You should mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 4 ounces of water. You should drink this natural cure every hour for 7 hours within a day.
Onions: This is one of the most used natural remedies for many diseases and if you suffer from inflamed larynx, then you can use it as your natural treatment. You should slice 3 large onions. You should place these slices in a pan with four cups of water. You should simmer until syrupy and then you should strain it. You should add six tablespoons of the syrup into warm water. You should squeeze some lemon juice in this natural cure and then you should sip it. 
Tea: You can use herbal tea in any color such as red, white, green or black tea. They can bring you immediate soothing relief for strained vocal cords. You should combine brewed hot tea with a teaspoon of honey for extra boost in warding off infectious bacteria in your throat.
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