Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

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Warm Salt Water


While gargling warm salt water is unpleasant experience to say the least, the gag-wrenching remedy can help to soothe sore throats and the burning sensation that can live in the throat area when sick.


Gargling salt water works for cold symptoms and sore throats because “a saline solution can draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less.” While time help heals all things, a teaspoon of salt always helps the process move a little faster—it may also be why Black grandmothers never had to borrow any.

Warm Salt Water

While gargling warm salt water is unpleasant experience to say the least, the…