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ACV and Cayenne   53  3   

Posted by Jennifer (Mesquite, Texas) on 03/08/2008

[YEA]  I must have had the worst sore throat in history. I have had three babies, and several tooth infections, but nothing compared to the pain of this sore throat! I went to the doctor and it was confirmed viral. The only thing they could do was give me pain meds. So guess what I was given...codine...in syrup form! Why would anyone in their right mind give someone with an extreme sore throat syrup to gag down?!?! Anyway, it didnt touch the pain. I was double dosing and begging my husband to knock me out...for real. He wouldn't, so in desperation, I got online and started searching for natural cures. At 2 a.m. I found earthclinic! I didnt have apple cider vinegar, but I had powdered cayene pepper in the kitchen, so i mixed it with warm water and oh praise the Lord...the pain was decreasing! I cried and cried from sheer relief. I would gargle it for 30 seconds or so every 15 minutes. After about 3 hours, I was feeling waaaay better and could sleep finally. After I woke up, I started drinking ACV in green tea with lemon and honey and cayene pepper. I didn't have to gargle anymore after that. I would just drink the acv cayene concoction all day.After 24 hours,I was completely normal!

Replied by Ed
Pontevedra, Spain
12/11/2010
[NAY]   I read the advice and tried the method of adding a teaspoon of cayenne to a glass of water with a pinch of salt. I am a teacher and struggled through my class and was desperate for a solution after trying everything from honey and lemon, throat lozenges and so on. Unfortunately I got worse after gargling with the cayenne mixture, it may have been coincidental, but my temperature increased and I was shivering for almost half an hour. Certainly this remedy did not work for me. Today I am feeling better but mainly as I have rested and also it's the weekend so I don't have classes. I'm also keeping my throat covered with a scarf and eating fruit until it's going out of fashion. I'd say the best cures are rest and vitamin C.

Posted by Lisa on 02/01/2008

[YEA]  At 1:00 this morning, I finally got out of bed because my sore throat was making me miserable. It has been sore for a few days but it had finally reached it's peak. I couldn't swallow and was almost in tears. I sat down in front of the computer and researched home made remedies until I came across your site and the recipe for ACV, Cayenne pepper, honey and water. After I read all of the Yea's, I decided I certainly didn't have anything to lose. I didn't have any cayenne pepper but I did have some hot sauce with cayenne listed as the main ingredient of 3 so I used 1/2 teaspoon of that instead and I added a small amount of sea salt. Here are the results: It didn't taste terrific... obviously. But it wasn't horrid either. I only finished about 12 of the 16 ounces because I was starting to get a little nauseated. I am assuming that is from lack of food in my stomach though. It took me about 40 minutes to drink that because I waited a few minutes in between each sip. I gargled and swallowed each drink. My first surprise was that immediately, I started having tons of mucus come up. I haven't been congested so I was a little shocked. And, I was disappointed that it really didn't feel better quickly. I went back to bed and then my nose started running...again, surprised since I hadn't thought that was an issue. I did finally fall asleep. I awoke again around 4:30...and was AMAZED in the difference in my throat. While it was still a little sore, the change was dramatic! I could swallow without total agony. It is now 8:00 and it my throat is a little sore but nothing like it was. I am headed downstairs to make another batch of this stuff because I am sure it can only help. THANKS so much! Lisa

Replied by Kathleen
Los Angeles, Ca
01/29/2013
I was so happy to see this modification as I also didn't have cayenne pepper! I'm enjoying sipping my new recipe for wing sauce... Hahahaha..... And hope my throat gets better!
Replied by Kathleen
Los Angeles, Ca
01/29/2013
[YEA]   It's Kathleen, checking back. Happy to report within minutes my sore throat felt better. Within an hour it was gone! I seemed to have a lot of energy, so I got out of bed and walked 2 miles! I'd say there is something to this "concoction" and I've already recommended it to many of my friends who are home sick! I'm so thankful to have found this site.... Thank you!

Posted by Jason (Mammoth, Cali) on 01/27/2008

[YEA]  Kudos to the nice site! I hope this helps many people as it did me. Four days ago, I woke up with a little tickle of a sore throat. By yesterday it had become absolutely atrocious. I got desperate, found this site, and went to the store and bought some apple cider vinegar and cayenne powder last night. I have chili powder and balsamic vinegar at home, but figured I should try the exact recipe. I've almost finished a pint of acv and a couple teaspoons (haven't been measuring) of cayenne. compared to yesterday, I feel wonderful! I was getting fever/chills for the last two days, and that's done too. I've also been taking lots of astragalus, echinacea, and goldenseal. So, although I may be in the same shape today if I didn't take anything at all, I am convinced that the cayenne/acv soothed the pain and irritation in my throat. Maybe it helped me along in other ways, too, but who knows... I was very skeptical to try this, as I almost always get hiccups when I eat anything spicy, and I really didn't want to be hiccuping with a sore throat. I started with five "bottom taps" of cayenne per serving (and oh yes did it make me hiccup), and am now up to fifteen taps per serving (without hiccups), which include about two eyeballed-tablespoons ACV and hot water. Mmmm, mmmm, good! Thank you so very much!!!

Posted by Jason (Mammoth, Cali) on 01/27/2008

[YEA]  Kudos to the nice site! I hope this helps many people as it did me. Four days ago, I woke up with a little tickle of a sore throat. By yesterday it had become absolutely atrocious. I got desperate, found this site, and went to the store and bought some apple cider vinegar and cayenne powder last night. I have chili powder and balsamic vinegar at home, but figured I should try the exact recipe. I've almost finished a pint of acv and a couple teaspoons (haven't been measuring) of cayenne. compared to yesterday, I feel wonderful! I was getting fever/chills for the last two days, and that's done too. I've also been taking lots of astragalus, echinacea, and goldenseal. So, although I may be in the same shape today if I didn't take anything at all, I am convinced that the cayenne/acv soothed the pain and irritation in my throat. Maybe it helped me along in other ways, too, but who knows... I was very skeptical to try this, as I almost always get hiccups when I eat anything spicy, and I really didn't want to be hiccuping with a sore throat. I started with five "bottom taps" of cayenne per serving (and oh yes did it make me hiccup), and am now up to fifteen taps per serving (without hiccups), which include about two eyeballed-tablespoons ACV and hot water. Mmmm, mmmm, good! Thank you so very much!!!

Posted by James (Coventry, England) on 12/09/2007

[YEA]  I had a horrific sore throat and had tried a number of basic medicines (e.g. strepsils) and eventually stumbled onto the 'recipe' of gargling ACV and cayenne. I was pretty skeptical at first, but when the pain got bad enough I was up for giving anything a try. I have gargled it twice in the last hour an a half and I'm feeling pretty much better.

Posted by Steven (Winter Haven, FL) on 11/13/2007

[YEA]  Took the Plunge! I tried ACV and hot water (2 1) plus 1/8 tsp cayenne and 2 tbsp honey last week for a sore throat that I had had for 2 days. My wife had a sore throat first and went to the Dr and was given amoxicillan. I didn't gargle I drank it. I had relief in 24 hours and it was gone in 36! My wife still had hers . . 'nuff said!

Posted by Dj (Perth Amboy, nj) on 10/19/2007

[YEA]  I tried the cayenne pepper with the ACV (apple cider vinegar). Within 15minutes my throat no longer aches. The next day I still feel okay. But will do it again just in case. This really works.

Replied by Nia
Sd, Ca
09/11/2011
I had no clue what ACV was--LOL! Thanks for "spelling" it out. =)
Replied by Patrice
Sudbury, Ontario
10/10/2011
[YEA]   I must agree with Ted. Iodine is a basic supplement that the body needs (Edgar Cayce said also). In my case, I had many symptoms (fatigue, runny nose, intestine mal absorption, brain fog sometimes, low libido, greying of hair and hair loss) medical testing of low testosterones. Since finding the right amount of iodine to take (50mg Lugol 2.2%) I have seen much a difference in absorption, energy level, and alertness. I recommend iodine.
Replied by Scorpioempress
Ridgecrest, Ca, Usa
10/10/2011
I too use lugols. I use 2 drops a day. I was diagnosed with low thyroid, but I do not need the thyroid meds while one iodine supplementation. (?! ?!) I'd rather take a nutrient than a medicine.

Jessica

Posted by Patrick (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) on 10/19/2007

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar & Cayenne (Cure) -- After a long stressful work week and having a flight canceled, I could feel a sore throat coming on. Did a quick search for sore throat cures and happened upon this web site; read the remedy, purchased the ingredients I was missing, and low and behold not ten minutes later and my sore throat is completely gone.

Posted by Amy (New York, NY) on 09/23/2007

[YEA]  Cayenne pepper and ACV cured my sore throat. I get really bad sore throats once or twice a year. Last time, I tried swallowing pieces of garlic, and ginger tea with honey, lemon juice, and a little cayenne pepper. It worked somewhat, but I still had to go in for anitbiotics in the end. This time, I talked to my dad and he told me about this site, and told me to try Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne pepper, and hot water. The first sip was weird, but now I like the taste, I think the vinegar goes well with the pepper (better than the honey and lemon juice did!), and it does taste like wing sauce. It burned a little, and my throat felt better within minutes. I just keep a cup nearby and take a sip every 15 minutes or so (stirring well each time). Normally the sore throat is worst in the morning, but the next day it felt almost 100% better. Thanks!!!

Posted by Mark (Wexford Town, Ireland) on 09/07/2007

[YEA]  I went in search of a sore throat remedy on the internet in desperation after 5 dreadful days and sleepless nites. Having been at the doc and exhausting all the anti-biotics he had given me without any sign of my burning throat being cured.I then found your site and found the remedy for sore throats.Using cayenne pepper apple cider vinegar and honey mixed in warm water and used as a mouthwash. Sceptical i was but also desperate to rid myself of the extreme pain and discomfort i was feeling.So i went to the local 24hr store and bought the ingredients.I then made the remedy and gargled as instructed.Man is that cayenne hot! But unbelievably after the initial discomfort disappeared my throat felt almost normal again. I could gulp without being in agony. Will continue to use at the prescribed intervals indicated on your site. All i can say is thank you so much. Wot a cure!

Posted by Jennifer (Pasadena, CA) on 08/04/2007

[YEA]  Used the recipe on your site to brew up a pot of the ACV/cayenne tea for a sore throat that has been going on for six days with postnasal drip congestion in the back of my throat. Yes, it does taste like buffalo wing sauce (minus the wings, of course!) but it has realy calmed my throat pain and is breaking up my congestion. I hope the effects will continue!

Posted by Martha (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 07/29/2007

[YEA]  I periodically come down with truly horrible sore throats - can't swallow; talk and even hurts to breathe. I've always gone to the doctor for antibiotics. This time I had to go to Urgent Care last weekend because the pain was unbearable. I was given a 3-day course of antibiotics which seemed to work until I ran out and could feel the soreness returning by mid-week. Today I woke up with the same nightmarish pain. Reluctant to make another trip to Urgent Care, I searched this site and found the ACV/Cayenne recipe. In desperation, I dragged myself to the store for the ingredients and brewed up a cup. The first sip was a little shocking, but I persevered. As I write this it's been about a half an hour and the pain is noticeably diminished. I will carry on and probably try the gargle as well. So far, I am really amazed!

Posted by Debbie (Danville, Virginia) on 07/03/2007

[YEA]  Within minutes of trying ACV and pepper, my sore throat was soothed and congestion began breaking up. I tried James tea recipe but found that ice water, ACV, and various dashes of Texas Pete were more effective for me. I had two small cups before I left work and felt almost well. I continued drinking small cups through the next day and was relieved of bronchitis and sore throat days before my co-workers and family had any relief with their prescription meds. When I felt well enough to go to the store to purchase cayenne pepper, I no longer needed it. Having to substitute Texas Pete for the cayenne pepper didn't lessen the effectiveness. I am really, really glad to have found this and will definitely use it in the future at the first sign of illness.

Replied by Patsy
Mount Juliet, Tn
09/26/2011
Can you tell me what James' recipe for a sore throat is? I can't seem to find his post.

Posted by Steve (Denver, Colorado) on 05/31/2007

[YEA]  First off I would like to thank everyone on here for posting and responding to this remedy! Last night I noticed I had a sore throat, so tried gargling peroxide to avoid infection and clear anything out, but to no avail still woke up with a sore throat. I went to work, could barely talk, found your site in desperation and decided to pick up the ingredients for the ACV Cayenne tea. AND WOW, JUST WOW. I gargled the pepper, every 15 minutes while I sipped on the tea and in about 15 minutes, it was all but gone. My voice is back and the pain is barely there. Excellent remedy! Thanks again!

Posted by Hannah (Addison, Maine) on 05/31/2007

[YEA]  After reading the info and replies that you had posted on cheyenne pepper for sore throats, I was skeptical but desperate. So I made a "tea" of 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar, a 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, a slice of ginger, a little honey and water. Boiled it for 4 minutes, cooled and gargled it, swallowing small amounts periodically. I woke up the next morning and my sore throat was gone. Thank you.


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