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What are the natural treatments for a sore throat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Scientists have shown that sage is effective for treating sore throats. In this video, Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and Dr. Oz  demonstrate how sage gargle helps soothe sore throats.

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