A hoarse voice generally implies that your vocal chords are not producing smooth sounds due to an infection in your throat. It can either be caused by a sore throat, laryngitis, a cough or cold, or pressure from yelling or singing for a long time. The hoarseness alters the entire sound of your voice changing its pitch, volume and making it sound like an abnormally deep and harsh whisper.
This can happen to anyone and is best treated naturally. Here are 7 best home remedies for a hoarse voice.
- A Tablespoon full of warm Honey
Honey is not only a good remedy for a hoarse voice, but a tasty one at it. It reduces inflammation in an already irritated throat, thus putting an end to the hoarse voice that has been troubling you for quite some time. A tablespoon of warm honey twice or thrice a day- morning, afternoon/evening and night will keep your throat moist and warm, soothing it and slowly reverting your hoarse voice back to normal.
- Cayenne or Black Pepper
Cayenne pepper is great for clearing a hoarse voice in no time. Like many other natural remedies it soothes irritated throat aches and stops inflammation. From infection. add half or a full teaspoon of the pepper to a tablespoon of organic honey and eat it. Another way is to add ¼ of teaspoon of pepper to a glass of warm fresh lemon juice and sip it slowly.
- Drink Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is concentrated vinegar but is an extremely good remedy when diluted for a hoarse voice.Prepare it by mixing a teaspoon of the vinegar with a glass of water and drink it 3 times a day, and continue for several days. It really helps cure laryngitis, a sore throat and ultimately a hoarse voice.
- Eat some Roasted Grams
A handful of roasted grams are another delicious remedy to cure hoarse voices. You can eat it before going to bed and then drink a glass of normal room-temperature water after a while to increase its remedial effectiveness and to prolong the relief
- Drink a glass of Onion Juice
Onions, specifically the juice of onions have profound soothing qualities to help reduce the pain and irritation brought about by sore throats. It in turn clears the hoarse voice that tags along with soreness of your throat. You just have to cut some large onions and boil them in water, on a low flame. Boil until you notice the water changing most probably turning into syrup. Now strain it and mix 3-4 tablespoons of syrup with a single glass of lukewarm water. You can also choose to add honey or a few drops of lemon to have a sweet and sour taste. It takes immediate effect upon consuming it instantly relieving you off your hoarse voice. Drink it at least twice a day for a couple of days.
- Gargle with Warm Salt Water
An effective and soothing remedy would be to gargle on some warm salt water three times a day. Salt is efficient in removing mucus from the respiratory tract while the hot water works on minimizing the irritation down in your throat. Salt also contains antiseptic components that counter any possibility of a throat infection. To prepare the solution, add a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and stir well till the salt becomes virtually invisible. Once you’ve done this for 4-5 days repeatedly, the mucus, irritation and hoarseness in your voice clears away, bringing back your normal voice.
- Chew on some Cardamom
Green Cardamom has often been use as a good ayurvedic medicine to cure a hoarse voice. It contains anti-inflammatory agents and works to flush out the mucus membranes that clog your throat causing the hoarse tone in your voice. Chewing cardamom will also moisten your throat to remove the mucus. Other ways include mixing some crushed cardamom seeds into a tablespoon of honey and take it daily. Also you can add a teaspoon each of cinnamon and cardamom to some hot water, say a glass full and mix it well. Then strain the mixture or solution and gargle with it twice a day, for some days. This will cure your hoarse voice