One of the very best ways to protect the throat is with ginger juice and honey. After a good brushing in the morning,squeeze a little fresh ginger juice (3-4 ml) with 5 ml of honey and see for yourself what a good insurance policy this is for protecting your throat all day.I make my own ginger juice by boiling 2 or 3 slices of real ginger ( found in the vegetable section), then cooling it a little.I have also used turmeric. Simply take 1/2 cup of hot water and add a pinch of salt and 5 grms of turmeric powder to it. Drink this every night during cold and flu season to protect your throat. Another tip for rellieving sore throat pain, is to gargle with warm water and cayenne pepper.