Laryngitis is the medical term used for the inflammation of the local box, which is commonly known as larynx. Vocal cords that produce the sounds are placed in the larynx, and when laryngitis occurs, they are inflamed and because of that, the sounds are distorted. In some severe cases of laryngitis, it is impossible even to hear the voice. Laryngitis usually appears as a result of some infections, irritations or overuse. Usually a simple cold can be a cause for the appearance of laryngitis.
Laryngitis can be the acute and chronic; acute laryngitis is usually caused by some viral infection, does not last long and is not very serious, while the chronic laryngitis is serious because it can lead to some serious complications if it is not treated on time. There are several symptoms of laryngitis, and they include hoarseness, weak voice, voice loss, sore throat, as well as dry throat and dry cough. These kinds of symptoms can be treated without medical help, with consuming lot of fluids in order to prevent dehydration. But if these symptoms prolong for more than three weeks, in that case it is advisable to visit a doctor, because acute laryngitis becomes chronic.
Natural cure for laryngitis
There are several cures that are very effective for the curing of laryngitis, such as cardamom, horehound, Marshmallow, mullein and slippery elm.
Cardamom is an herb that is very powerful in treating laryngitis because it contains cineole or eucalyptol as its ingredient, and this substance is good for an inflammation, as well as for reducing the pain. Eucalyptus, spearmint, rosemary, ginger, nutmeg, lavender, peppermint and tansy are the herbs that can be used instead of cardamom, because they have the same effects and features. It is recommended to drink several cups of these teas a day, in order to heal laryngitis. Furthermore, certain syrups of these herbs may be consumed as well.
Horehound is an herb that is typically used for the treatment of sore throat, laryngitis, tonsillitis and coughing, because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Marshmallow is rich in gelatinous fiber, called mucilage, which is very potent in soothing mucous membranes and protecting them from bacteria and inflammation. This herb is available in the form of capsule or tincture, and is used for many years to treat coughing and sore throat. The tea of mullein herb is very effective in reducing the symptoms of laryngitis. Moreover, one who suffers from sore throat may use slippery elm because it also contains mucilage as Marshmallow.