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Quick Tip: Natural Remedy for Relief from Swollen Uvula

Have you ever woken up with a sore or swollen uvula? Here's something natural to get it back to normal..

The uvula is made of the same lymphatic tissue as the tonsils and can become swollen for a number of reasons. The most common is a very dry mouth, sometimes caused by dehydration from drinking alcohol. Other causes include throat infections, which can sometimes spread from the tonsils to the uvula, or allergic reactions.

Turmeric - that Magical Yellow Stuff...

Turmeric is one of Ayurveda's most potent kitchen cupboard remedies. It's anti-inflammatory properties work wonders for sore throats or any condition where there is redness and swelling in the body.

A good home remedy for a swollen uvula is to mix a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of honey and lick it slowly from a spoon.

Gargling with a cup of warm salt water with a pinch of turmeric added will help reduce any swelling and discomfort in the throat too, gargle before going to bed for the best results.

The swelling usually subsides within a few hours.


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Reader Comments (5)

Good recommendations. If it were me, I would add the honey into lemon juice and drink it down rather then gargle it. Then I would use the tumeric together with a quarter teaspoon of grated garlic and gargle with that. These 2 natural remedies together work great. It will add some zippidy do da to the gargle, but at the same time that power will translate into fast relief.

Jul 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaz`s remedies

Kaz, thanks for your comment and sharing your own remedies.

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Feb 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterherbal remedies

wow, I had a really swollen uvula, i mixed a teaspoon of tumeric and mixed it with honey and a teaspoon of honey in a cup of boiling water and it worked wonders, swelling and irritation went down really fast. apparently tumeric's quite anti cancer

Feb 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

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