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Sore Throat Cures

Last Modified on Mar 25, 2014

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[YEA]  09/14/2006: Chastity from Chicago: "This remedy cures a sore throat, cold, or stomach virus. This remedy was given to me by my mother in law. She is a very old Mexican women. She told me her Grandma taught it to her. Remember in Mexico they cant just call a doctor when they have a sore throat. You will need a lime/lemon a clove of garlic and two teaspoons of honey. chop the garlic into very small pieces and mix it with all the juice of 2 limes, and the honey. Take one teaspoon every 30 minutes. Your throat will be as good as new. You can also put it into your tea, or any other hot or cold drinks (add as much as you like."

[YEA]  08/03/2012: Pat from Chapleau, Ontario replies: "Yea, so far so good with the lime/honey/garlic after 5 days finally getting relief from a viral infection causing a sore throat. Tks"

[YEA]  05/25/2006: Christa from Magnolia, Tx: "The best cure for a sore throat is to mix chopped up garlic with fresh basil, the add some olive oil to it. (best if you eat it with some bread) NOT only does it help the sore throat go away faster it also keeps your chest from getting filling up with mucus."

General Feedback

03/04/2008: Jonathan from Allentown, PA: "I have not had a sore throat for over 10 years now. For me, Zinc lozenges were the key.

By the seems some people have sore throats for more than 6 days. If you want to know what it feels like to get a heart valve transplant or artificial heart valve, then do not go to a doctor and do not start antibiotics after a week of sore throat that doesn't get better.

The home remedies only work when the sore throat is caught early. When the infection becomes systemic, it can go to the heart valves, as it did to a dear friend and many patients I have nursed through the years.

The one possible exception is Cayenne Pepper. However, it would need to be taken at least three times a day (preferably early so it does not keep you awake).
This is because the Cayenne (if it is cold processed or not cooked) makes the body shift to alkalotic which will kill both virus and bacterial infections in some cases.

Again, this is only possible. It is your life to gamble with.

Good Health to you."


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Ginger Recipe for a Sore Throat

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Fresh Ginger - 1.5 Tablespoons
  • Fresh Lemon Juice - 1 Tablespoon
  • Honey - 1 Teaspoon
  • Mug of Boiling Water

Try out this excellent ginger tea for sore throats! Grate 1.5 tablespoons of fresh ginger into a cup, add a tablespoon of lemon or lime juice, and one teaspoon of honey then fill the mug with boiling water. Stir and allow to steep, then drink. Delicious and effective!

[YEA]  07/17/2010: Leriejane from Seattle, Wa, Usa: "Ginger works really well for sore throats and coughs. My family uses the following ways:

-Boil a 1 inch piece or a few slices, then add honey and lemon.

-Drink 'ginger juice' or 'instant salabat'. (Salabat is a not a brand name, but what the drink is called in the Philippines. ) This is a powdered, hot drink mix that you can find in Asian stores and it gives your throat a nice 'heat'. It has sugar in it, so if you don't want that you could probably mimic the powder by mixing ground ginger with black pepper in hot water."

[YEA]  12/13/2009: Praky from St. John, Barbados: "Personal Recipe:
1) 1-1/2 tablespoon (heaped) of freshly grated ginger (main ingredient)
2) 1 tablespoon (crude/pure) lime (or lemon) juice
3) 1 teaspoon honey
4) 2 cups boiling water

1) Put 2 cups of clean water to boil
2) Peel/scrape ginger skin off, then finely grate ginger pieces until you get one-and-a-half tablespoonfuls
3) Squeeze the lime or lemon until you get 1 tablespoonful and put aside
4) Then place the grated ginger in a heat-proof cup and pour boiling water over it. Add lime juice and honey. Combine by pouring this mixture from one cup into another, over and over, until mixture gets ginger-coloured (Steeping).
5) Sip on/drink this hot mixture as much as you could safely bear, WITH the grated ginger pulp.

Tip: Let grated ginger settle a bit in throat area while drinking

1)Check to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed before atempting
2) Fresh ginger and lime are useful because the beneficial Enzymes are said to be more abundant than powder forms
3) Use this tea/mixture at least twice daily (morning/evening) for 3 days and you will notice the difference before the 3 days this from a website who's owner went to India and was told of this tea there, after having horible sore throat.

Take care"

01/07/2011: Taylo from Bristol, Ct replies: "Ginger and Lemon...Worked amazing on my sore throat... Thank you so much for your personal recipe!!! Trying to get others to believe me, as I sip the tea right now... and it's gentle on my stomach."
06/24/2011: Earth Mom from Spokane Valley, Wa replies: "I make mine a little stronger. I also like to add chamomille and rose hips."

[YEA]  06/23/2008: Megan from Memphis, TN: "For a sore throat:
Cut 2 pieces of ginger root into fourths
Cut 1 lemon into 8ths
Boil together in water.
Add honey if you like.

I usually leave the ginger and lemon in my cup and drink around it. This lets the tea get stronger. I have seen this flavor of tea at the store also."

[YEA]  01/11/2008: Zoey from Minneapolis, Minnesota: "Whenever I feel a sore throat coming or if many people around me are suffering from it, I chew on small pieces of raw ginger, allowing the liquid to drip down my throat and swallow it all up. I keep some ginger in my purse and chew on pieces of it all through the day. It's not very pleasant as it burns (especially if you already have a sore throat) but it works like a miracle! I've recommended this to some of my friends and it worked wonders for them too!

Another great remedy I got from my grandmother years ago is gargling salt water (a full teaspoon of salt per cup) I melt it with some boiling water, then add cold water as needed."

[YEA]  06/10/2007: Sulaiman from Kuwait City, Kuwait: "I think the best alternative remedy is to use the GINGER instead of the red cayenne. It burns nothing but your throat. An old man owns a herbal supplements store told me the secret recipe of the World's-Fastest-Sore-Throat-Remedy:
3 tablespoons of ginger paste
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of honey

Boil up the water then mix it with the ginger paste and keep mixing for 5 minutes. Add the honey then drink the mixture whenever you feel that you can stand the heatness of the water. Do the same thing for 5 to 8 times a day and I guarantee you that the pain will go away 100% as you drink the second cup, and in the last cup the sore-throat will vanish."

[YEA]  06/07/2007: Dan from S., Delaware: "Remedy for sore throat: Ok, so let me start of saying this one is extremely nasty in taste, but it worked for me so I figure why not tell it. Just take so regular tea, and mix in lemon juice, some ginger, a dash of salt, a 2 or 3 teaspoons of pickle brine, cayenne pepper. I prefer on the side to have a cup of milk and/or water, to help with the taste and cut down on the taste. This is basically a mix of a lot of little cures I have tried. I got fed up with them and just started trying my own things, good luck."

[YEA]  02/01/2007: Trisha from Singapore: "a friend of mine had chronic sore throat and couldn't speak. she was due to give a lecture the following day.. i got a small piece of ginger( about the size of half a thumb) and sliced the ginger into fine pieces. put it in a pot & added a glass of water, boiled it down to 1/4 glass of water. once slightly cooled I added honey and squeezed in a teaspoon full of lemon juice. gave this concentrated liquid to my friend,. believe it or not, the next day the sore throat was completely gone.. she couldn't believe it too.. as she was resigned to canceling the talk"

[YEA]  09/14/2006: Ritu from Delhi, India: "This is a very old remedy used in our country for sore throat and gives instant relief. The hot liquid is very soothing and the ginger tulsi leaves somehow bring down the pain and inflammation in the throat"

[YEA]  03/01/2006: Christina from Queens, NY: "I take fresh ginger root, peel and grate about 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons, honey, fresh lemon juice and a shot of vodka or rum. Add these to a cup and pour boiling water over it. Let it steep, then drink. You really have to like ginger as it is super spicy hot. This helps my sore throat and nausea from all the mucus settling in my stomach. The added alcohol helps me go to sleep."

[YEA]  02/06/2006: Laura from Massachusetts: "I have to voice my opinion about the ginger tea with lemon! I found it to be very soothing, but I also find that I need to drink a lot of it. I will have the tea for about 2-3 days, 2-3 times a day. It does make me feel better, unless I've let my cold go for a few days without treatment, in that case, it will just soothe the symptoms while I am drinking it, but not relieve the cold completely. In those cases, I've normally had to take OTC meds, in conjunction. I also like zinc in lozenge form with lemon, or zicam (zinc in liquid gel form that is placed directly in the nasal passages), but you have to be careful with these as they can cause nausea if you take too much. Just follow the instructions on the package, it does work!"

[YEA]  01/30/2006: Rita from Red Deer, AB: "Ginger root tea works great. I am fighting a cold right now with a sore throat. My sore throat had been getting worse then today I had my husband pick me up some ginger root and honey so I could sip the tea all day. It's really been helping!"

[YEA]  01/13/2006: Smita from Longmont, CO: "This works best for me even for coughs . Fresh ginger juice and honey. Mix 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with 3 teaspoons of honey (to get ginger juice, grate a piece of ginger and squeeze it.) Take 1 teaspoon of this mix 3-4 times a day"



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