Last Modified on May 16, 2016
Sore throats can be really stubborn; it is often difficult to find an effective treatment for this common problem. We looked at many natural remedies, searching for the best one. Finally, we decided that the best natural cure for a sore throat was the "dynamic duo" of organic apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper. Used together, apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper is one of the most effective home cures for a sore throat that we have seen.
How Do Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Work Together?
On their own, apple cider vinegar (ACV) and cayenne pepper are effective sore throat treatments; however, they are made even more powerful when combined. Apple cider vinegar functions to eliminate infection, balance the pH of the body, and restore key nutrients in the body. Cayenne helps relieve inflammation and fight infection. This dual-faceted approach offers immediate and lasting relief as well as healing.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Pepper for a Sore Throat
To use this natural cure for a sore throat, create a tonic using 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in 2 ounces of warm water. Gargle the tonic and take small swallows in between gargles. Gargle at least once daily until the sore throat subsides.
Keep reading below for over 50 reviews from people who have successfully used the combination of apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper for their sore throats. Please try it and let us know how it worked for you!
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I used I/4 teaspoon of Cayenne, 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of Salt (I used Sea Salt) in a about 2 ounces of warm water, as warm as you can stand. I gave this to my son to gargle with and to take small swallows in between gargles. He felt instant relief! Also note I used organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar that has the "mother" in it and water that has NO fluoride in it.
Ate horribly out at two restaurants yesterday; end result, I got a terrible sore throat! Don't know if I picked up someone's virus, strep, or just having an immune response to my "allergic foods. " Woke up hoarse, with a sore throat getting worse by the minute. It is 4:00pm and I'm thinking, 'No way am I going to suffer with this throat all night! ' So, I make a quick trip to the "Earth Clinc. " Came away with this:
1/2 cup of heated water, 3 Tab. ACV with a pinch of Baking Soda (because that much ACV in a short time feels terrible on my stomach), 1 TAB honey, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. I sipped first -- throat only slightly better. I gargled -- way better, plus spitting up mucus. 15 minutes of gargling and swallowing and spitting and..... (drum roll) -- NO SORE THROAT! I am totally amazed and grateful. Now I shall go rinse my mounth. Thanks guys! :)
ACV and Cayenne: DUDE!!! This works quickly! ... I woke up this morning at 6 AM with a sore throat, sneezing, and a runny nose... Like the river Euphrates (seriously)... And I just felt "sick"... Like a cold, I guess. I had to blow my nose about 1, 000 times, non-stop. So I did a couple shots (cap-fulls) of Apple Cider Vinegar and then immediately took some pictures of my face to commemorate the event. Then I mixed a quarter (1/4) teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper into a quarter (1/4) cup of water and gargled it in small doses (and spit it out) several times and also drank some (and I took some more pictures of my face). Then I blew my nose another thousand times, non-stop. That was 2 hours ago and my nose stopped running and now it is 95% clear, and my sore throat is 95% gone. And I don't feel sick anymore. Sweet! Now I can go to work! Word of caution: these things are not fun to drink, but it only feels annoying for a few minutes... And well worth it! Don't be a sissy, do it! (Nothing personal against sissies)