Make a Great Antiseptic Throat Spray with Mint and Lemon

Edited by Deepthi Gottumukkala, Eng, Lynn, Ermin

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As winter starts approaching, flu and sore throats become very common, especially among children. Mint and lemon, two healthy and easily available herbs, are excellent to treat sore throats in the most natural way.

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Before we learn how to make a great mint and lemon throat spray, let us first get to know a bit about sore throats and its symptoms.

Causes of sore throat

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    Viral infection like cold and flu
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    Bacterial infection, which can cause inflammation of throat
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    Allergy with dust or some other kind of environmental conditions
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    Excessive smoking
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Symptoms of sore throat

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    Difficulty in breathing
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    Whooping cough
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    Difficulty in swallowing
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    Hoarseness in throat for more than two weeks
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    Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit
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If you have any of the above symptoms, your throat might also be sore. An easy remedy for this uncomfortable illness - mint-lemon throat spray. Read on to learn about its preparation and usage.

Preparation of mint-lemon throat spray

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 4-5 drops peppermint essential oil
    2. 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
    3. 1/4 cup of water
    4. Sugar or stevia sweetener to taste
    5. 1 small and clean spray bottle
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    Preparation:  
    1. Boil the water
    2. Let it cool down to normal room temperature
    3. Add lemon, mint essential oil and stevia sweetener(optional), and mix well
    4. Fill the final mixture into an empty spray bottle
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    Usage tip: As mint and lemon are antiseptic, this spray can be used whenever you feel irritation or pain in your throat.
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  • Benefits of mint-lemon throat spray

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      Antiseptic
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      Antibacterial
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      Anti-inflammatory
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      Calming and relaxing
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      Improves sleep
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      Reduces throat irritation
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      Reduces swelling, if any
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      Removes bad breath
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      Treats headache and common cold
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    Tips

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      As long as your sore lasts, it is better not share drinking and eating utensils, so that you can avoid further infections or contamination.
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      Use hand sanitizers regularly.
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    Warning

    Most sore throats are not very serious and can be cured within a week. But if your sore throat isn't cured within a week, even after medication, or the pain is severe, it is best to see a doctor.


    Questions and Answers

    Does antiseptic mouth spray help a smoker's cough?

    Yes, an antiseptic mouth spray can help a smoker's cough. This kind of spray is also called oral anesthetic, analgesic spray, and throat spray. It is designed to relieve a sore throat and chronic coughing, and to hydrate the throat. It is considered one of many helpful cough remedies.

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    An antiseptic mouth spray is said to be effective in soothing bronchial irritation, which is brought on by allergies, common colds, voice overuse, chronic dry cough, and also smoker's cough. The major role of this spray is to numb and relieve bronchial areas in the mouth and throat. It can help soothe coughing.

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    An antiseptic mouth spray can be bought at a grocery store or drug store, since it is an over-the-counter medicated product. Nevertheless, any medicated spray should not be used as replacement for your doctor's advice. It is not designed to be used daily for self-medication. Some sprays contain phenol and carbolic acid that are poisonous when taken incorrectly. You should consult your doctor before using a cough spray.

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