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LEAVES OF RELIEF

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR SORE THROATS AND COUGHS

Sore throats and coughs start afflicting humans soon after we are born—whether from proximate causes such as pollen, dust and smoke or from talking too much, yelling or even “catching”some sort of ailment from another person.

Fortunately, there are quite a few natural remedies to help relieve the pain and discomfort of coughs and sore throats. Many of these remedies have been used for centuries.

Each of the plants described in this article are commonly available in the wild and can typically be purchased from herb shops in dried form

MALLOW

The various mallows have been used to soothe sore throats for centuries. In fact, even the ancient Egyptians used one of the mallows for this purpose.

In the United States, the common mallow (Malva parviflora) is a widespread weed that’s found in vacant lots and fields. It is sometimes referred to as “poverty weed”or “cheeseweed.”The tender leaves of mallow are tasty in salads and soups, are high in vitamin C and can be cooked with other vegetables, such as spinach. We have even rolled cooked rice within a larger leaf of the mallow and served it as the popular Middle Eastern dish, dolmas(stuffed grape leaves).

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