Green Tea, made from the plant called ‘Camellia Sinensis’. It has health benefits more than we can think of; but eventually, it builds upon the quantity you take.
If you consume it in large amounts, the tea can lead you to negative fallouts. However, if taken in a suitable amount, it is healthier than most of the teas out there. Also, it helps you with ‘Sore Throat’.
How does Green tea help you with your sore throat?
Sore throat or Tonsillitis, it occurs when a virus infects the tonsils. This infection causes swelling of the tonsils which results in a sore throat. Other conditions of soreness include mononucleosis, strep throat and allergies.
There are many medications to a sore throat but there is only one natural remedy for Tonsillitis; and that is Green Tea. Green tea acts as an anti-inflammatory mediator, possibly dipping the tenderness of your tonsils.
EGCg (Epigallocatechin Gallate) is also one of the primary elements in the tea that help you with decreasing inflammation in any part of your body. Additionally, gargling or drinking the green tea might help you neutralize and reduce the bacterium that grounds Tonsillitis.
You can also add honey in the green tea to reduce the soreness in the Tonsils. It is believed that honey can be just as or even more operative than normal cough syrups to suppress or soothe your sore throat. So, yes, Green tea can actually help you with a sore throat.
What is the best is time to drink the green tea if you want it to work against a sore throat?
Anything that is superhot is good for a sore throat. However, the best time would be early in the morning and before you sleep at night.
It is because when you intake something hot and when it is a natural drink like green tea, the puffiness might reduce and it is also one of the ways to keep your throat warm. And another way to cure your sore throat is that you can use the tea to gargle it; and for best results, you can always add a little bit of salt in the tea to make it more effective.
It works by forming a high salt barricade and drawing out a lot of fluids from the tissues in the throat area; and it is like washing the entire virus out. It is also believed that the salt operates as a magnet for water and is really good for symptomatic relief.