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How to Treat a Sore Throat Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe

August 17, 2019

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here. In this video, I’m
going to share with you my top natural strategies to cure a sore throat, and my top home remedies
for sore throats. And these are very easy things or simple things that a lot of you
guys probably already have stocked in your at-home medicine cabinet. There are really four main things that can
help you cure a sore throat very, very fast. The first thing that you can be doing is olive
leaf extract. Olive leaf extract, you can find at any health food store out there today. But olive leaf can kill off bad bacteria in
your body, fungus, and especially, it’s an anti-viral. So doing olive leaf extract is
one of the top things you can do to help you cure a sore throat. The second thing you can start doing is colloidal
silver. Colloidal silver actually has anti-viral and anti-bacterial activity in it, and so
it is very, very powerful as well at things that can typically cause a sore throat. And actually, one of the best things you can
do with colloidal silver is you can buy a colloidal silver throat spray, or put colloidal
silver in a spray bottle and just spray it right in the back of your throat. Very, very
effective natural treatment when it comes to treating sore throat. The third thing you can do is sea salt. Salt
water actually has a soothing effect, and that can actually help naturally treat a sore
throat as well. So again, if you do have a sore throat, I recommend doing a little bit
of sea salt mixed in warm water and gargling that several times a day. That can help you
kick a sore throat. And last but not least, using essential oils,
specifically lemon oil, oregano oil, and peppermint essential oil. Those are what I believe to
be the three most effective essential oils at naturally curing a sore throat. And so one of the other things you might even
consider doing is taking a colloidal silver, putting that in a spray bottle along with
a mixture of oregano oil, lemon essential oil, and peppermint oil and making a spray
and doing that every 30 minutes. That will naturally help your body heal a sore throat. Now, a few other tips that are vitally important
when healing a sore throat is getting plenty of rest and sleep. You really want to give
your body as much time to recover as you can. So try to sleep 9 to 10 hours a night. Getting
to bed early is very, very important. One of the other things you may consider doing
as well is really changing your diet, laying off the sugar, grains, and doing mostly bone
broth. I recommend making a homemade vegetable soup, basically doing something like chicken
broth with vegetables and a little bit of chicken. But again, broth, vegetables and a chicken
in crock pot is ideal. So doing that vegetable soup for every meal throughout the day along
with those natural treatments of olive leaf extract, sea salt, the essential oils, and
again, colloidal silver, and doing that as a throat spray. Those are some of the fastest
ways to naturally cure a sore throat. And if you want to learn other natural home
remedies to cure a sore throat, you can go and visit my website, That’s
I actually have some other tips for naturally boosting your immune system this type [sic]
of year that can keep your from getting a sore throat or that can help you kick it in
24 hours or less. Check those out at Hey, thanks
guys for watching.


  • Reply Christian Princess November 14, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    I bought Colloidal Silver from InfoWars….supposed to be real good. How long can you take Colloidal Silver? and Should it be refrigerated?

  • Reply Norah DeJournett November 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Is there a faster way??? Comment and tell me if you know. I woke up today with a sore throat , a headache, and a stuffy nose, I’m worried because I am flying out to Washington DC and then to New York, tomorrow and I can’t be sick for that please help🤢🤕🙁

  • Reply Sudhi Suma November 16, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Colloidal Silver is not SAFE AT ALL

  • Reply Lui November 17, 2018 at 9:57 am

    All I did to cure my sore throat is I drink a cup of orange juice

  • Reply Kush Keen November 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    This is bullshit. None work. Coconut oil organic helped better

  • Reply Random crap that I do. November 18, 2018 at 2:25 am

    it feels like I swollowed a thumb tack

  • Reply sandy norris November 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I have none of these at my house..

  • Reply Akash Mahata November 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Sore throat sucks

  • Reply Lh 50 November 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Sorry but I don't live in a lab!

  • Reply kekenemation November 23, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    It hurts to swallow.😷😥

  • Reply Donation Desserts November 25, 2018 at 3:15 am

    I have red and white patches on my tonsils it hurts so bad! Like if your throat is killing you

  • Reply Theo Nowlan November 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I think I have strep I have a HORRIBLE sore throat every time I swallow it burns and hurts. 😭 😢

  • Reply Alexandre Lalonde November 25, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Who here can’t talk? 🙋‍♂️

  • Reply The Aquayeet King November 26, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Doesn’t work for android, unsubscribed

  • Reply NG Jkks2000 November 26, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Don’t swallow don’t swallow don’t swallow MUTHERFKKKER

  • Reply Scott Taylor November 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    What? Coital silver?

  • Reply Jesus is my God & Saviour Solider for Jesus Christ November 29, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Thank you Doctor. God bless you. I will definitely try this out.

    It's summer here and I've come down with a very bad cold. I feel like I've got broken glass in my throat. I just hope it clears up soon. 🙁

  • Reply flower power November 30, 2018 at 5:43 am

    sore ThrOw

  • Reply Rode Pannell December 2, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Lol!!! Literally have none of those things in my house!!!

  • Reply Mintinc December 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I cant even swallow right now.

  • Reply George Ourfalian December 5, 2018 at 5:50 am

    please nobody gargle salt water it only makes it your sore throat worse

  • Reply Arin December 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Who else is looking in the comments to see if this works

  • Reply Miguel Samonte December 7, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Oh wow, I wonder if I can send a Postmate to Hogwarts Infirmary and have them deliver this stuff to my door.

  • Reply bepis despacito December 8, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    When I have sea salt in water I throw up I don’t know why

  • Reply ok December 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I’m sick at the moment, I coughed and it’s gone, then hours gone I have in on the other side of my neck again.

  • Reply Cheep Storage December 10, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Why does he keep saying "Sore Throw". Driving me crazy.

  • Reply Jaime Pulido December 12, 2018 at 4:04 am

    When i gargle salt water i feel like throwing up its so disgusting but i try doing it

  • Reply sebastian murillo December 13, 2018 at 1:11 am

    omggg this hurts so baaaaaad aaaaaaaa

  • Reply Jim Belanger December 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Salt water never helped me. You say these stop sore throats but then you indicate you have to keep using it so it sounds like it really doesn't work. Mayberrysilver works. The only product I know for a fact stops coughs and sore throats almost within seconds is a new product called Azenify. Go to and send a message asking for a free sample. Azenify stops coughing caused by virus or allergies in seconds. Azenify is the only other product that actually works.

  • Reply Zlype December 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    How to Cure a SORE THROAT INSTANTLY. – " Sleep as much as possible or go to a shop and buy some olive leaves because I suppose that you don't have any.". Bam instantly oh wait…

  • Reply Complexityy December 14, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    everytine i breathe it sounds like im snoring 🤒

  • Reply dorky's Tuts December 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    This is not helpful who has oLiVe lEaF

  • Reply Robert Perez December 16, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I actually do have colloidal silver lol but def no olive leaves

  • Reply tafrey saurelle December 21, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I will definitely pay someone to sleep and swallow for me. please make it stop.

  • Reply Fraction Of Stuff December 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    It feels like a needle is poking my throat everytime I swallow my saliva 😫

  • Reply salisha Peca December 23, 2018 at 4:03 am

    I just had some oil of oregano and honey ,my throat hurts like hell

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  • Reply Alex Nicolaou December 26, 2018 at 7:18 am

    By the time you get and take all these things your sore throat would have gone away anyway.

  • Reply Evil Shrimp December 28, 2018 at 3:38 am

    I got over my sore throat by getting water and putting it in the microwave for 3 min then I get a tea bag and add lemon and honey and stir it and I started to feel so much better but it does take time to get better

  • Reply όㄥIvιA December 29, 2018 at 4:06 am

    I literally can’t swallow food that’s how swollen my throat is and I’m literally crying 24/7 I never have normal colds where it’s just a cough or a runny nose, I always get the worst of the worst

  • Reply Gio H December 29, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Did anyone try a doctor yet lol fml rn

  • Reply Demon Tribe December 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I have a cough and it feels like someone is scratching my throat, so painful 😣🤕

  • Reply AshNikField December 31, 2018 at 3:14 am

    I have a SEVERE sore throat that has been the same pain for almost four days straight! Nothing is helping me 😫😷 I tried ginger and honey and lemon, salt water, OTC medication, ice chips, and more and nothing is working 🙁 wish me luck that it’ll get better soon!

  • Reply Anthony Arellano January 2, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Like if you’re starting off 2019 being sick 🙁

  • Reply Monique Mercer January 2, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Can a 1 year old take any of this??

  • Reply anthony January 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    thank you comment section, at least i know im not alone <3

  • Reply Margarita Louka January 4, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Is it okay to intake the lemon and pepermint essential oils?

  • Reply Joey Ortiz January 4, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    You lost me at colloidal silver. You ever see that guy that turned blue from it? I’d like to see if there are any studies that show any benefits of colloidal silver. I’m not 100% sure it doesn’t work but I haven’t seen much that says it does either.

  • Reply Becky Strahan January 5, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Best remedy: Mix Maalox and liquid Benadryl (equal parts) and gargle. Take Advil. Chloraseptic spray, cough drops and gargle with warm salt water and use saline nose spray frequently.

  • Reply Key Aspxct January 9, 2019 at 12:39 am

    My right tonsil hurts when i swallow. Whats going on? Someone reply so i can know

  • Reply NKXV January 9, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Well my birthday is tomorrow and i have a sore throat😂 Nice !

  • Reply Chingy January 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Looks like there’s a lot a thotties watching dis😉😉

  • Reply Kenneth Wallace January 10, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Go to a Doctor…get checked for strep that can ruin your heart valves…instead of running to the health food store. Or, do this as well as seeking professional help.

  • Reply Lont Mac January 12, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Why would I have these very specific ingredients just laying around?

  • Reply Chris Cornette January 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Someone said crystal meth was good for a soar throat. I went to rite aid and they didn’t seem to have it. I’m gonna have to be put on the throat transplant list soon if this doesn’t get better!! Oh dear.

  • Reply Wayne The Wolf January 17, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Video Summary:
    1. Olive Leaf Extract
    2. Colloidal Silver
    3. Sea Salt (Warm Water)
    4. Lemon, Peppermint or Organo essential oil
    5. Bone broth
    Also, getting plenty of sleep helps with recovery.

    Love Dr. Axe’s channel 👍🏼

  • Reply jacob cargene January 18, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Throat only hurts when swallowing……..keeps swallowing👌

  • Reply Tom Dransfield January 25, 2019 at 3:37 am

    I can only sleep 4 hours a night

  • Reply Ro Ro January 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Can u add subtitle???

  • Reply Lya Gerlitz January 26, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Dr. Axe.
    When you mention coloidal silver, you have to mention something about ionic silver or not so no one will be suffering from argyria!!
    Other than that, great video as always 👍🏻

  • Reply 10,000,000 Subscribers With No Videos Challenge January 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I guess we’re all in pain here 🤒

  • Reply Devontae Pratt February 2, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I love how he say sore throw excuse me sore throat 😂😂 😂

  • Reply Moto Boys February 11, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Am I only one who can barely talk because of sore throat?

  • Reply gregshock February 15, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Not everybody will be willing to do this, but…. I gargle with bourbon. Specifically Makers Mark, but I’m sure any decent bourbon will do. Pour yourself a couple of shots. Don’t cut it with water, don’t pour it over ice. Take some decent sized sips and gargle with it, for as long as you can with each sip, then swallow it. Repeat till the bourbon is gone. It works for me. The alcohol must burn and clean the throat out. Puts you to sleep, too.

  • Reply Cesar Aguilar February 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Terrible timing, I just used up the last of my olive leaves yesterday. I cant find my Colloidal silver

  • Reply Shanu singh February 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Sore in body
    How to cure

  • Reply T.A. D February 24, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    How many drops of essential oils, and what is the ratio of solution?

  • Reply Toricorn February 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I can tolerate the runny nose, sneezing, fever, cough, headache, neasea etc but absolutely cannot STAND sore throats because they hurt like hell and I can’t eat and it’s all I think about when I have one.

  • Reply ilove2929 February 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Ginger, no? I add ginger everywhere when i get cold or sore throat, or anytime during winter

  • Reply Unica Yuca March 1, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    It's 2 am :< wanna get rid this in fastesta fastest waaaay :'< Need to wash my pillows tomorrow because it's full of saliva HAHAHAHAAHAHA gross!

  • Reply Harley Quinn March 4, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I can't sleep because of how dry my throat feels

  • Reply roger March 9, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Garlic helps also.

  • Reply LovemyLeo1 March 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I had strep throat as a teen.
    🙁 And, I would rather have most anything than a sore throat…

  • Reply kp1832 p March 18, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Do remedies really work or can it build a Resistance to it after a while.?

  • Reply kp1832 p March 18, 2019 at 5:54 am

    My body feels warm and cold and sore throat and fever and headache.? I just to fix it right away.?

  • Reply kp1832 p March 18, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Are you on all social media websites just wondering.???

  • Reply chlo chlo March 18, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Bruh I'm can only whisper, I can rarely talk, infact BARELY talk after we went to the hospital. And I need it back bc we're gonna sing a frikin song with high notes. WELL FRIKIN'

  • Reply Despicable Skywalker March 19, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Sore throat is really beating the crap out of me

  • Reply Diana Smith Reyes March 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I only get a sore throat in the Spring time this time ig really hurts 😭😭😭

  • Reply Tiffany Rains April 2, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Anyone else here because of their distorted voice?

  • Reply CKBLK Beast April 16, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Dont use warm water it will make it more worst.

  • Reply Ms. J April 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    yeahhh let me reach for my olive leaf and the silver thing…I buy it all the time!! NOOOOOOOO!

  • Reply S SK April 23, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Who else is here after reading multiple comments asking if you are here with a sore throat?

  • Reply Mya Byrd April 26, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Sorry I can't get sleep because I gotta go to school
    I swear the world hates me there's always a catch

  • Reply Unreal Galaxy April 28, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I kept waking up last night.
    It feels like I'm swallowing blades!

  • Reply Phoenix Fire May 10, 2019 at 6:34 am

    do animals get sore throats ? 🙁 they don’t do anything for them if they do, could u imagine

  • Reply Morgiana Etienne May 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Thanks Dr Axe my daughter told me to put Sea Salt in water i laugh at her .She was right

  • Reply Pheonia Allen May 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you I’m going though that now with my body 😊

  • Reply Bandichod Madabandichod May 18, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Health is wealth

  • Reply Yonya Wise May 20, 2019 at 3:33 am

    This may sound crazy but drink pickle juice…. thank me later

  • Reply I’m Potato May 31, 2019 at 7:17 am

    It hurt when I breathe because I can feel the air touching my throat

  • Reply Rukaiya Mungroo June 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Please help I don't have these at home and im dying with this sore throat I can even sleep ma head is paining a lot

  • Reply SwampFins July 14, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    "Common things you probably have around the house" Olive leaf extract, Colloidal Silver… jerkoff

  • Reply Scott Freeman July 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Thumbs up for not monologing for 11 minutes like the last video I just watched. This video should of been recommend before the English guy. Smh…

  • Reply Scott Freeman July 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Who else clicked this after watching the English man monologing for 11 minutes…

  • Reply Chumshake July 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    anyone here sick on the third day back to school

  • Reply C Mac August 4, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Get throat coat by traditional medicinals. It numbs your throat

  • Reply MustSeeBG 16 August 6, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Do what with the Olivia leaf extract tho??

  • Reply RkicF8 August 8, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Trinidad scorpion peppers too. I use colloidal silver works very well. It's easy to make.

  • Reply Amanda Martinez August 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

    It hurts bad I hate it wen I get a infection

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