Home remedies for the voice

How To Cure Voice Loss Naturally

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Cure Voice Loss Naturally

People who work with their voice can lose it if they force it too much or do not use it correctly. Anyone can lose their voice for several reasons: having a cold, inhaling smoke, shouting too much... This is also known as laryngitis. Whatever your case, in this OneHowTo article we explain some tips on how to treat a lost voice with home remedies.

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Steps to follow:


If you lose your voice, it is very important to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep your vocal cords moist.You should drink a lot of water, but you can also drink natural juices.

If your throat is also sore - though it may seem contradictory- cold liquids are beneficial for sore throats to reduce the inflammation and ease the pain caused.

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You should not try force your voice whilst you have lost your voice, try to only speak when really necessary. If your job includes using your voice such as teachers, singers, journalists, speakers, etc. you might want to take some days of rest or try to reduce the hours you talk each day.


A good home remedy for a lost voice is ginger, a tuber with medicinal properties which is highly recommended for sore throats. You can suck directly on a piece of the root or prepare ginger tea, along with lemon juice and honey.

If you choose this second option, you'll be able to learn the steps you need to take in our article how to make ginger tea with fresh or ground ginger, though you need not worry if you've never made it, it's pretty easy.

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You can also make hot water with lemon juice and a little honey and drink it during the day. The sedative and soothing properties of honey and the antiseptic properties and vitamin C in the lemon will reduce soreness in the throat.

If you want to learn how to make lemon and honey for your throat you can reat our article.

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Another good homemade solution to treat your lost voice is to prepare a syrup with onion and black sugar. To make it, bring two large onions to a boil in about half a litre of water and let them cook for about 15 minutes. Then pass it through a sieve and add the sugar. Drink it throughout the day and especially before bedtime.

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You can also try to cure your lost voice with thyme. Simply blanch a spoonful of this aromatic plant in a cup of water and drink with lemon juice and honey. In this article we explain in more detail how to cure a lost voice with thyme.

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Carrot is another food that can help you regain your voice. To do so, boil the carrots, cut them into pieces and squeeze well to drink the juice that they produce.

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Apart from learning homemade tricks to cure voice loss, it's very important to know all the recommendations to prevent voice loss:

  • Using your voice correctly, without shouting.
  • Breathe appropriately
  • Hydrate daily.
  • Take notice of any throat pains you may have.

If you don't get your voice back after a few days, go to your doctor so that they can examine you and give you the right treatment to get your voice back to normal.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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I lose my voice if i walk a lot or do work like mowing the lawn or cutting firewood,I had the camera put down to my voice box and everything is fine,I am over 70 yrs old should this be normal with age,some days my voice is normal and when I excert in any walking or working it goes like I am choking,Any advice!
Loida Dabu
I'll been taking everything like ginger, lemon with honey, tam yam soup, chicken soup, drinking water, and am still loss voice for two day
Seyi A
nice article.i will love to have more of this teaching.thank you
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