old school remedies – salt for a sore throat


It’s winter and we may get sick – ugh. Here’s a tip we all forget about, and it’s a cheap alternative to all the drug store stuff. If I feel like I’m getting a sore throat, I immediately grab for the salt. As a kid, I remember my Mom making me gargle with warm water and salt when I complained of  a sore throat or ear pain. And like magic, it absolutely soothed my discomfort.

My Grandma Pauline actually rinsed her mouth with warm salt water once a day. I remember her telling me in her later years “I’ve only lost one adult tooth, ever, and it’s because I use salt water daily.”

To further my case, the NYTimes agrees with my Mom and Grandma.

So… consider this old school remedy next time you’re feeling under the weather.