The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent and activity of witch hazel may help shrink and heal inflamed sore throats, gums, and larynx. A simple home remedy to treat Gingivitis, Laryngitis and sore throat is to make a tea by boiling one teaspoon of witch hazel in one cup of water for about 10 minutes. Or mix 1/2 a teaspoon to a teaspoon of witch hazel extract and 2 or 3 drops of clove oil in a cup of lukewarm water. Use this mixture for gargling and as a mouth wash 3 - 4 times daily.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP for over 14 years, she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.