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Posted by Dan (S., Delaware) on 06/07/2007

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 02/01/2007

[YEA]  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

Posted by Ritu (Delhi, India) on 09/14/2006

[YEA]  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

Posted by Christina (Queens, NY) on 03/01/2006

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Laura (Massachusetts) on 02/06/2006

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Rita (Red Deer, AB) on 01/30/2006

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Smita (Longmont, CO) on 01/13/2006

[YEA]  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

Posted by Christy (Twin Cities, MN) on 11/21/2005

[YEA]  I like to use a homemade ginger tea. Slice up some fresh ginger root and boil it in a few cups of water, along with some fresh garlic, lemon, cayenne pepper and honey. Let the mixture cool a bit, then strain and enjoy. Another variation is to use oranges and cranberries, as opposed to the lemon.

Posted by Layla (London)

[YEA]  Okay, this is a remedy for your sore throat!! If you have a box of like honey and ginger tea, (Or any ginger tea) Put in the tea bag and 3 teaspoons of sugar and then wait about like... 10 minutes. Stir, and enjoy!! But at the time DO NOT eat anything.

Grapefruit Seed Extract   1  0   

Posted by Tracy (Dearborn, MI) on 10/16/2008

[YEA]  Cayenne Pepper is great for circulation, but when something is 'hot' like a sore throat, don't you want to cool it? I use Grapefruit Seed Extract now - known for killing the strep virus (and I had strep 6 times in one year and hated taking antibiotics) ... so I was on a quest. Anyways, GSE turns out to be a Godsend, kills internal bugs without biotics... great thing! Brush teeth to kill sore throats - or gargle, if more severe. Great thing is, it numbs it. Raw throat, however, can't seem to snuff. What do you to when your 7 year old has a terrible raw throat and can't swallow? Darn!

Hand Therapy   6  1   

Posted by Terry (San Francisco, CA) on 07/27/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I tried the Hand therapy and had done for about five minutes. The pain hasn't fully gone away, but the pain has swelled down significantly.

Replied by Alexander
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Hand therapy is a form of tissue massage in the areas where the muscles in the neck may become hard due to the soarnness in the throat. If you find the sensitive areas in the neck and massage it softly, pressing gently on the tender muscles, it can help to ease the pain. This also helps reduce tooth ache and many problems - doubtful to be the cure, but sometimes it can be enough to ease the pain in the throat as well in order for the healing process to continue. Just take your time and massage slowly with your hand and fingers to find those little knots or stiffness in the neck. Try it a few times and wait a day in between self treatments.

Posted by KK on 03/31/2008

[NAY]  I tried the hand remedy for my sore throat, and it didn't really work. I had my hand on my throat, for about 5 minutes, not talking or anything, then I took my hand off. My throat felt better for about 30 seconds, then the pain came back. I have a cough drop right now and it's doing more than the hand thing.

Posted by Heatre (R'dale , us) on 09/14/2007

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  i tried the hand n throat thing! it made less pain but didn't make my sore throat go away! it works better if while you are doing this not to open your mouth!

Posted by Rhonda (Independence, KY) on 02/26/2006

[YEA]  I was looking up ways to get rid of a sore throat, when I came upon this. I tried it, and within 5 mins, my throat felt 10x better! It's natural, quick, easy, and it works!

Posted by Elizabeth (Sydney, Australia) on 02/21/2006

[YEA]  i have just tried this and couldn't believe the improvement! it doesn't necessarily cure the sore throat but it certainly makes it a lot easier to swallow and because it is so simple, it can be done anywhere!

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