Thursday, October 31, 2013

Raspy, croaky voice remedy ideas

I need to get my voice in shape for a presentation in front of my class tomorrow.

Trying to figure out what would be the fastest way to go.

Earthclinic is not big help on this issue, unfortunately. All they got is the usual ACV with honey stuff, taken for 2-3 weeks, blah-blah. Manuka honey is another suggestion (I am munching on manuka honey right now).

I am trying to come up with ideas of my own. Doing research:


Hoarseness is most often caused by a problem with the vocal cords, which are part of your voice box (larynx) in
the throat.When the vocal cords become inflamed or infected, they swell. This can cause hoarseness.
The most common cause of hoarseness is a cold or sinus infection, which usually goes away on its own
within 2 weeks.

Soo, i need remedies for inflammation and swelling.


"Inflammation (Latin, inflammatio, to set on fire) is the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. Inflammation is not a synonym for infection. Even in cases where inflammation is caused by infection it is incorrect to use the terms as synonyms: infection is caused by an exogenous pathogen, while inflammation is the response of the organism to the pathogen.
In the absence of inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal and progressive destruction of the tissue would compromise the survival of the organism. However, inflammation which runs unchecked can also lead to a host of diseases, such as hay fever, atherosclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is for this reason that inflammation is normally tightly regulated by the body.
Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the initial response of the body to harmful stimuli and is achieved by the increased movement of plasma and leukocytes from the blood into the injured tissues. A cascade of biochemical events propagates and matures the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue. Prolonged inflammation, known as chronic inflammation, leads to a progressive shift in the type of cells which are present at the site of inflammation and is characterised by simultaneous destruction and healing of the tissue from the inflammatory process." (Wikipedia)


Here are suggestions from Earthclinic:
- manuka honey
- tumeric (major anti-inflammatory)
- castor oil packs

Right now I am mixing manuka honey with ground tumeric and dissolving those in my mouth slowly. I will try castor oil pack over my throat and over my abdomen before bed tonight.


Manuka honey and tumeric helped a little bit, but not nearly enough. The best help came from 3 homeopathic remedies: Roxalia (with Arnica Montana as first ingredient) for hoarse voice, and then Umka Cough Max Relief and Defend TM Cough by Hylands.


The voice strain was over the next day, and my cough is 95% cleared by day 2. So far as good.

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