Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Cayenne Tips
- Acid Reflux Connection
- ACV and Cayenne
- ACV and Raspberry Tea
- ACV, Baking Soda, Cayenne
- Antiseptic Mouthwash
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Aspirin Tea
- Aspirin, Salt, Baking Soda
- Baked Lemon and Olive Oil
- Baking Soda
- Black Currants
- Black Pepper
- Black Tea
- Carrot Juice
- Castor Oil Packs
- Cayenne and Blood Thinning
- Cayenne and Garlic
- Cayenne Pepper Recipes
- Cayenne Tips
- Cayenne, Salt, Lemon
- Chicken Soup
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut, Turmeric, Pepper
- Cod Liver Oil
- Corn Liquor and Lemon Juice
- Dietary Changes
- Epsom Salts
- Eucalyptus Oil
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Hand Therapy
- Haritaki Powder
- Homemade Remedy
- Hot Liquids
- Hot Sauce
- Hot Tea
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hyssop Tea
- Icy Hot
- Iodine Painting
- Lemon and Garlic
- Lemon Juice and Sea Salt
- Manuka Honey
- Multiple Remedies
- Myrrh Gargle
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Oregano Oil, Tamari Soy Sauce
- Over the Counter
- Peanut Butter
- Pear Juice
- Pickle Juice Brine
- Pineapple Juice
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Salt Water
- Salt Water Gargle
- Slippery Elm
- Spearmint Oil
- Stop Talking
- Tabasco Sauce
- Tea Tree Oil
- Ted's Remedy Feedback
- Tomato Paste
- Tomato Tea
- Tongue Stretch
- Tonic Water
- Turmeric, Salt
- Urine Therapy
- Vicks Vapor Rub
- Vinegar, Salt, Pepper
- Vitamin C
- Whiskey, Honey, Lemon
- White Pepper
- Wild Cherry Bark
[YEA] 05/17/2008: Tina from Park Forest, Illinois: "Sore Throat Remedies: Rum worked great for me -- i gargled with it for about 30 seconds and then spit it out and took a small swallow of the mouthwash and within a minute my sore throat was gone it is so nice to be able to talk without wanting to cry!!!"Replies
[YEA] 07/25/2008: Minyen from Los Angeles, CA replies: "Haha. well it really worked....me && my friend tried it . BUT the thing that killed it was the mouthwash....that made me throw up ! Ew.. But the RUM worked good.. && THINK TWICE ABOUT THE MOUTH WASH !"
07/26/2008: Robin from Rural, VA replies: "Do I understand that you are supposed to "swallow" the mouthwash?"
[YEA] 11/01/2008: Nadine from Brooklyn, New York replies: "I tried the Rum and/or Listerine Mouthwash and it works ! I took a shot of Mexican Tequila and tried to gargle as long as I possibly could. As soon as I spat out the Tequila, my tonsils felt instantly better. The irration went right away and it almost feels like they aren't there. I will probably take another one here soon since I took a very little one the first time. Also with the Mouthwash, it works as well. I used it every morning with brushing my teeth, however, do not swallow this one. Simply just gargle and spit. I personally think Rum or Tequila works alot better because it has a stronger alcohol content then mouthwash. Goodluck!"
07/14/2011: Sam from Dayton, Oregon replies: "why do you spit out the rum, but drink the mouthwash? since your not sapose to swallow mouthwash but drink rum."
[YEA] 04/11/2008: Renee from Melbourne Beach, FL: "A few month ago, I came down with a sore throat. That afternoon I grabbed some salsa and tortilla chips as a snack - my sore throat was gone almost instantly! After coming across your website, now everything makes sense. Since most salsas have vinegar, garlic & spices in them, this is a great snack for anyone to grab with a sore throat - only have mild salsa on hand: spinkle cayenne pepper in it and voila!"Replies
07/04/2010: Mara from Somewherreee., Florida replies: "I have not tried using Salsa but after reading this I sent my dad to the store to buy it for me, I did try gargling salt water but it did not cure it just took some of the pain away."
03/13/2011: Chris Herring from Beaverton, Oregon, Usa: "A small handful of salt is easier than cayyene pepper, salt on a wet finger placed under ones tongue won't make you sneeze as much."Replies
[YEA] 07/09/2011: Tasha from Bancroft, Ontario replies: "HOORAY FOR SALT! It's been my best friend today. I was sick yesterday (bad cold), I went out to help walk the dogs in the kennel and had to break up a dog fight. I was bit on my hand, punctured my palm deeply, inflamed the back of my hand. It's still inflamed and it's been about 12h. I soaked my hand in warm salt water and so far no infection, less pain in the wound :)
My throat is still sore from the cold, so I found this site. I just tried the salt water gargle and already is feels much better. Before I was cringing with each swallow, but now it's a little more bearable. I'm definitely going to continue with it until I feel better! Thanks, everyone."
[YEA] 01/28/2013: Turtle6685 from Dallas, Tx: "Since I was a child we would gargle warm water with salt to get rid of sore throats. It works wonders. Use 1 tsp of salt for 8 oz of water. Do this every 4 to 6 hours and sore throat should be gone within 24 hours."Replies
[YEA] 02/27/2013: Vikki from Solihull, Uk replies: "When we are kids we gargle with anything, but as u get older u get boring & forget!
Had severe sore throat for couple days now from blocked/runny sinuses. Decided to do the salt water gargle, started with small mouthfuls first then built my way up!! Plus kitchen towel on hand. After first cup I coughed up (sorry) lots of phlegm, did a second cup & feel much better.
Also had lemon juice (from bottle in fridge), honey & hot water as a "chaser". Have filled up my gardening flask & going to sip it tucked up in bed. Will repeat later & see how it goes. Anything's worth a try & cheaper than meds, plus the old ones are the best ;-)"
Salt Water Gargle to Cure a Sore Throat
Folk Cure Instructions
- Sea Salt - 3 Teaspoons (regular salt is fine too if you don't have sea salt)
- Warm Water - 2 Cups
Mix 3 teaspoons of salt in 2 cups of warm water and gargle with the mixture, spitting out and repeating several times.
[NAY] 11/23/2012: Unknown User from Land Of The Free!, Idaho United States: "It did not work at all! It worked for like 10 minutes and afterwards I felt like crap.... It makes your throat dry and miserable. I highly don't recommend it."
[YEA] 08/05/2011: Littleleto from Tampa, Florida: "Oh my GOD!!!! I had a sore throat last night. ( just a small one! ) I looked at this site and saw things that help. I used listerine and gargled it. Then I got warm saltwater and swallowed it instead. It works better when you swallow it! It worked amaizingly its almost gone. Later in the morning im gonna take a warm shower. And thank you soooo much for the tips!!!!"Replies
10/28/2011: Kenji from Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan replies: "It is deeply unpleasant and not a total cure but it certainly works."
11/23/2011: Ly from Norwich, England replies: "I am in so much pain with my throat that I've been awake all night, I really could cry, I've just tried this remedie but I can't even seem to hold a gargle for more than a second, is there any other way I could get this to work. Thank you Ly x"
11/23/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "You could get a spray bottle and spray into the back of your throat. Add some cayenne pepper into warm liquid and spray that down the throat."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 07/04/2012: Paloomi from Odek, Uganda replies: "It helped, but not 100%."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/24/2011: Adam from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: "I just recovered from an overnight flu and I am only 13 and got a really sore throat. I read some of the remedies on this site and I saw a bunce of combinations of salt and vinegar, since I had no vinegar, I took half a cup of warm water put a good amount of salt in it and gargled about 3 times.
Before I tried this remidee whenever I swalowed I felt an enormous amount of pain in the back of my throat, and after gargling my throat still hurts a bit, but still hurts way less than before, I will keep doing this about once an hr and maybe get some vinegar, just one question, do I swallow the substances or spit them out after gargling?
06/27/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Adam, you spit out the salt water. Whenever you gargle anything you are supposed to spit it out. Doctors often advise salt water gargling for tonsilitus. Good luck Lily."
07/04/2012: Thuto from Katlehong, Southafrica replies: "Should I really gargle with salt. There is no electricity where I am which means no warm water what must I really do?"
[YEA] 08/03/2010: Maverick from Lafarge, Wisconson Usa: "Hey thanx Chuck going to the Wisconsin dells tomorrow and I think you might have saved me."
[YEA] 03/10/2010: Chuck from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada: "Simple: im going to Europe for 10 days tomorrow and i came home today with a sore throat, major bummer. Anyways, i typed in "sore throat remedies" and was brought to the attention of this site. I scrolled down to the salt and water one, and am now on the road to recovery. All it took was 2 cups of water and 3 tspns. of salt. PRAISE SALT!"
[YEA] 07/06/2009: Christian from Toledo, Ohio: "Its 10:25 here in Ohio, and im home alone. having a sore throut kills but the salt water remedy works!!!"
[YEA] 03/13/2009: Gianna from Discovery Bay, California: "I have been feeling sick for the past few days, buy as usual mom made me go to school for finals. I hadnt been getting much rest and the pain was getting worse, i needed help. i had to go to school, so i knew i needed an easy way to get relief. I tried gargling salt water, but didnt last too long as i had hoped. so the next morning i put salt in a warm water bottle and every time my throat would hurt i would go to the bathroom and gargle.suprisingly it worked!i made it through finals and eventually started feeling better and better:)"
[YEA] 02/18/2009: Rosa from Chicago, Il: "warm salt water for relief of sore throat; I was looking for a desparate cure for a severe sore throat late at nignt w/o having to use meds and this remedy helped immediatly. I used 2cups warm water with 3tspns salt and gargaled with it, the results helped the swelling go down immediatly and helped me sleep asap. when I woke up I repeated the treatment and the results improved drasticly. It will take a few times to completely get rid of the sore throat."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/09/2009: Hisham from Isa Town, Bahrai replies: "Woooh! The salt gurgle treatment is great. It has taken away most of the pain but i am goin to keep repeating the treatment until it has tottally gone.THANK U SALT!!!"
[YEA] 10/03/2011: Ladywisdom from Miami, Fl replies: "I almost can swear by this old remedy: when a sore throat appears, gargle with warm water, salt and lemon/lime juice (acv will do too). It should be gone by the end of your gargle. For variety, add a tsp. of honey"
[YEA] 02/07/2009: Chloe from Baltimore, MD: "Dear Friends,
Its about 8:15 here in Baltimore and a freezing cold morning. I was trying to get some more rest to hoping this was just temporary. Well, as it turns out, I actually have a severe sinus infection and the flu, I logged on to Google and typed 'Remedies for Sore Throats.' I clicked on the link to this website and scrolled through the options, where I decided to try this one. 1 word - YEA! I mixed about half a teaspoon of salt and warm water into a mug and gargled, it instantly soothed my throat and took pain and itchiness away. Let's get well together."
[NAY] 11/30/2008: Sara from Jacsonville, Florida USA: "the salt and water so works.......wrong! it hurt my throat even worst."Replies
[NAY] 12/29/2011: G from Jacksonville, Fl replies: "Salt water garggle does not work. It provides slight relief for a few minutes. It is also unpleasant. I suggest ginger and honey tea instead."
02/10/2012: Emma from Glasgow, Scotland replies: "Yea gargling warm salt water made my throat a whole lot painfuller but what I found works, is if you fill up a glass of cold water and add a teaspoon of salt mix it and then drink it you get instant relief.. Hope this helps but yea salt is a life saver!"
07/01/2012: Ty from London replies: "Umm, just for the people who are saying it hurt loads, It's MEANT to hurt, it's like if you rub alcohol on a wound to sterilise something it will hurt right? There's a Chinese saying, No Pain, No Gain."
[YEA] 10/02/2008: Moe Fizpatrick from Newbury, VT USA: "For my sore throat, i tried gurgling saltwater. I have been using this trick since i was a little kid. It's never failed me, just like may Dad used to say. It does kinda taste bad after, but it goes away really fast. Hope i helped!"