This morning I woke up with swollen glands. It has been a long time since I have had swollen glands. I think its allergy related so I decided to see if there were any foods that can cure swollen glands. Not only are my glands swollen but you know how it also hurts when you try to swallow.... I made a cup of tea and started googling and I found an awesome home remedy to cure swollen glands in about an hour!!!! I didnt believe it so I took the challenge...
First I gargled with a cup of cider vinger, lime juice salt and water - 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1tablespoon of lime juice. I boiled the water dissolved the salt then added the rest. Let it get warm enough so you cna gargle without burning your throat.
As I gargled I could feel it loosen the mucus caught in my glands...it also released it and I was able to spit it out. ( I know gross but it's a fact and needs to be pointed out)
Then I started a lymphatic drainage massage on the throat. Start by placing your fingers just under the jaw at the top of the throat. Using a very gentle, steady downward pressure slowly "milk" the swollen lymph nodes in the throat. Let your fingers slowly drift down the sides of the throat to the base. When you reach the collarbone, also rub in between the ribs in the upper chest. There are lymph nodes in between the ribs. Repeat the process. This is a slow, gentle process and done correctly causes some discomfort but no serious pain. If the pain is to intense, ease up the pressure.
After 40 minutes my swelling went down and the pain eased up. I was amamzed I had to share!
Here are a few tips I also found that may help..
To make a soothing tea, use a spoonful of marjoram steeped in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain, then sweeten to taste with honey.
Drink lime juice. Combine 1 spoonful with a spoonful of honey and take as often as needed for a sore throat.
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Comments are always welcome and if you have any other remedies for swollen glands and sore throat please share!!!