Some people get laryngitis every couple of years, while others almost never get it. It’s characterized by a hoarseness in the voice or, in serious cases, complete lack of ability to speak. It is often associated with colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other conditions.
<strong>What Causes Laryngitis?</strong>
Usually caused by bacteria or viral infection, laryngitis can be triggered by exposure to viruses and bacteria, overuse of the voice (screaming, regular singing, or speaking, etc.), allergies, or other illnesses.
The best medicine for laryngitis is prevention. If you are susceptible to this condition, then arm yourself with an antibacterial throat spray and soothing lozenges. Good antibacterial agents to use in a natural and homemade spray include St. John’s wort, liquid Echinacea, propolis, and grapefruit seed extract.
If you have picked up a case of laryngitis, use the antibacterial formula above, and add some other treatments to help sooth your throat, such as peppermint, honey, ginger, chamomile, sage, bayberry, and licorice. The best idea is to use these ingredients in different combinations for tea. You can also try making a juice with one or more of these ingredients: apple, carrot, pineapple, celery, and beet. Some excellent combinations are peppermint with pineapple and carrot with celery.