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Sore Throat Cures

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ACV and Cayenne   53  3   

Posted by Kathleen (Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico) on 05/28/2007

[YEA]  Have had a sore throat for 2 days with post nasal drip; even causing serious snoring! I just whipped up a batch of James' "tea" and my throat already feels 100% better! It even tastes good! My hubby had a taste and he even liked it! I would say you have to like the taste of vinegar to start with, which I do,and I love HOT stuff (chilies!!!!) I'm just sitting here breathing it in while typing and THAT is helping!!

Posted by Kerry (Brooklyn, NY) on 05/11/2007

[YEA]  Cayenne pepper with apple cider vinegar and honey helped my sore throat! I've always had allergies, but all of a sudden, this year, they just knocked me off my feet. I've been suffering from all sorts of sinus problems and stuffy nose and problems breathing. Most of the other stuff I've found help for, but the one lingering thing was my sore throat (brought on by post nasal drip, in case you were wondering). While I know I can't completely get rid of it until I manage to get rid of my allergies, it was so bad that I was actually grinding my teeth when swallowing. So I tried gargling with cayenne, and that helped a little. But the hot water with ACV, honey & cayenne was like a god-send. My throat is not completely better, but at least I can go to bed without worrying about not being able to swallow! I'm going to keep this up until my allergies are gone! Thank yoU!

Posted by Melanie (Great Falls, Montana) on 05/09/2007

[YEA]  Hello Sore Throat People, I am trying James' remedy as I type, somehow I felt it might be easier to swallow than gargle, also if it does so well in the throat, what could it hurt going down the pipes?? There is a burn, and I am still sipping. The house smells like I am canning pickles or something... LOL Have had a terrible sore throat the last two days/nights, typed in a search for some relief and found a wealth of info, I am still sipping... almost reminds me of when my mom would make watermelon rind pickles and this is the brine, minus the 'hot'. Okay, I just did a 'hard swallow' and I think it is better, it is not gone, but I still have at least a good cup to go, might take me awhile, was hoping for instant relief. I will stop my rambling and get to sipping.

Posted by Patti (Toronto, Canada) on 05/02/2007

[YEA]  Wow! I used James remedy mixed and once I got over the jolt from the ACV my throat is immediately feeling better. My voice seems to be returning as well. I am going to force myself to finish the cup I made and hopefully I can go back to work tomorrow. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much! Patti and voiceless in Toronto

Posted by Carissa (Pewee Valley, KY) on 03/30/2007

[NAY]  1:00AM - Well, after a week of having a sore throat, gargling with anything hot or cold, taking antibiotics "just in case", and having visited your site twice, I broke down and went for the cayenne pepper cure. So far, I can't tell much difference. My mouth is on fire (I have a low tolerance to hot foods!) and that is at the very least taking my mind off my throat. I will gargle again in a few minutes. I really need to get some GOOD sleep. 1:15AM - Just gargled again and took a sip and swallowed. My lips, mouth and throat are on fire. I am out of milk now, so that is the last i will try for the night! Honestly, at this moment, it doesn't feel any better than it did. Maybe overnight it will feel better. Good luck to you all!

Posted by Deb (Margate, FL) on 03/23/2007

[YEA]  I came across your site and thought I would give your ACV/Cayenne Pepper remedy a whirl with my 7 year old daughter. She's been in so much pain with a sore throat. We tried the old "salt water" gargle but to no avail. When I told her about your remedy recipe she was like "no way!". I then said I would do if first and then she agreed to try after me. She said it was like "soup" and said it tasted like Buffalo wings! She actually liked it and said I should make it with tacos as a soup- amazing! She did it only once so far and says it has already helped! With the recipe you give, it's enough for several uses and I will do it every 15 min. to a 1/2 hour till she tells me it's all gone! Praise to holistic home remedies!

Posted by Tyler (Long Grove, Illinois) on 03/04/2007

[YEA]  Hot water, Cayenne pepper and Apple Cider Vinger worked great! Instant relief. The pain is almost all gone after the first use. I am going to recommend this to alot of people! Thanks!

Posted by Tim (Gainesville, GA) on 03/02/2007

[YEA]  I am very succeptable to getting a sore throat. All of the head colds I have had in the last 9 years have started with a sore throat. I have had Strep the last 3 times. I gargled with Cayenne Pepper, ground, and apple cider. I could not get to the sore area with gargling so I mixed the two. Gargle first and slowly let it trickle down your throat. Be careful not to inhale it ! I did and it is like tear gas! Anyway, it worked flat out, no questions. I had the throat for 4 days and killed it in 2 using Pepper and Apple cider. It didn't taste too bad either, but it did the Job! I have 2 jars of pepper ready to go !! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Posted by Ani (Montrose, CA) on 02/25/2007

[YEA]  I slept over at my friend's house and I woke up with a sore throat. It was so bad I couldn't even swallow my own spit. I felt really sick and when I got home I slept for 12 hours and just whined the whole time. I finally found this site and my dad took me to Ralphs to get ACV and Cayenne Pepper. I'm using it now and its helping me. To tell the truth, I don't like the taste very much but it is helping and I want it to go away so I can go to school tomorrow.

Posted by Carol (Elmwood Park, NJ) on 02/13/2007

[YEA]  Sunday I awoke with the most painful sore throat of my entire life. I couldn't swallow at all. Talking was painful. Sunday I bought an OTC spray Chloraseptic for my throat. Worked a little and then not at all. By Monday morning, I was in complete agony!!! Then I found this website... I followed the remedy of the sore throat tea. I boiled about 12 oz water and added capful of ACV, large heaping tablespoon of honey, 1/2 lemon squeezed and 1/4 tsp of Cheyenne pepper. Immediately with the first cup it soothed my sore throat and I was able to swallow again. I let the hot liquid lay in my throat for a few long seconds before swallowing. The pain came back after about an hour and I made more tea. Altogether I had about 4 cups throughout the day. It is now Tuesday morning and the pain is almost completely gone!!! I can swallow today! WOW!!, that's amazing to work that quick and that great. It's only been 24 hours and I can swallow without that terrible knife pain in my throat! Thank you Earth Clinic for this website! I will recommend you to everyone. Thank you

Posted by Katherine
Nanaimo, British Columbia
06/18/2011
[YEA]   "I've had a tickle in the back of my throat for the past couple of days and today the pain started and got worse within about 2 hours... I couldn't even talk. Out of desperation I tried this, and was very skeptical because nothing ever works for me and usually when I gargle stuff I gag really bad. Well, I did gag but I gargled twice within the hour and I can already talk! Hopefully it will be pretty much gone by tomorrow, thank you so much for this!
Posted by Helen
Reno, Nevada
05/16/2012
Please, WHAT IS AVC?????? My daughter is in horrible throat pain.. Thank you! Helen
Posted by Preshier
Small Town, Va
12/09/2012
ACV is Apple Cider Vinegar... It has to be an unfiltered kind.

Posted by Sheri (Scarborough, Ontario Canada) on 01/11/2007

[YEA]  I TRIED A FEW OF YOUR REMEDIES FOR SORE THROAT. I TRIED THE REMEDY OF CAYENNE WITH WATER, GARGLING IT EVERY 15 MINUTES. HOWEVER IT WAS TOO HOT FOR ME TO CONTINUE PAST THE FIRST TRY. THEN I DECIDED TO TRY THE REMEDY OF WATER WITH ACV... AND IT WORKED WONDERS, MY SORE THROAT VANISHED WITHIN A FEW DAYS. I THEN RECOMMENDED IT TO MY FAMILY WHEN THEY CAME DOWN WITH A BAD SORE THROAT THAT HAD LASTED FOR MORE THEN A WEEK. THEY TRIED IT ALSO AND TO THEIR AMAZEMENT, IT WORKED IN A FEW DAYS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS REMEDY. I ALSO HAVE HEARD ACV IS GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS, I INTEND TO TRY THIS IN THE FUTURE FOR THIS REASON.

Posted by Laurie (Corona, CA) on 12/31/2006

[YEA]  I got sick Christmas Day and Could not talk. My throat was on fire it felt like it was closing up and I couldn't hardly swallow. I used the cayenne pepper remedy and it was still real bad. I got thirsty after all that hot pepper gargling so I drank some ice cold water which I thought was going to make it worse. Almost immediately my sore throat went away and it never returned. My son 15 yrs old got sick with a sore throat the next day and couldn't hardly swallow. I told him to try the cold water and his throat stopped hurting also, but it started hurting again hours later so we're going to repeat the water and gargle with cayenne pepper and APV remedy. This is much cheaper that all the medication I use to buy every time one of my 4 kids gets sick. I love this site, I hope you stay around forever! Laurie

Posted by Natasha (New Zealand) on 12/23/2006

[YEA]  Cayenne & apple cider vinegar in hot water with a dash of honey relieved the pain of my sore throat almost instantly. Will keep it up for the rest of the day and hopefully it will not come back.

Posted by Ava
Monrovia, Ca
11/14/2012
Do you gargle and spit it out or do you swallow it?

Posted by Tina (Helena, AL) on 12/15/2006

[YEA]  Hi There. I ran across this website the other night as I was searching the internet in search of a natural approach to cure a sore throat that was so advanced that my tonsils were red and looked blistery and I could hardly swallow. It was very painful. I ran across the recommendation for the Cayenne pepper gargle but then saw that if I added ACV to this that I could drink it and it would cure my sinuses also which I have had a problem with for years and had a discharge of mucous every morning that was almost a reddish-brown color and tons of pressure in my head and had been taken Advil cold and sinus for it. I began drinking it yesterday morning and still did the Cayenne pepper and water gargle last night. My throat is already cleared up and I believe my sinuses are beginning but I am not sure what is happening with my sinuses. It seems to me like I am coughing up alot of stuff that has probably been there for while and I noticed that my mucous is now a light yellow color. My nose is also stuffy and I feel like I am literally coughing up stuff out of my chest that I didn't even know was there (lol). I am still drinking this little mixture today and will continue to as I believe that what is happening is that I am healing and that all of this that has been there is beginning to come out and I can tell because although my mucous is not clear yet and is very light yellowish, it is not brown/reddish which says something (lol). Despite all of this (The stuffy nose and coughing up mucous) I seem to feel great with a very high energy level and no pressure in the head causing it to ache. So I will let you know the final result and am very grateful for this remedy and this wonderful website and will be consulting it regularly for my health concerns and my clients.

Posted by Natalie (Carmel, IN) on 08/14/2006

[YEA]  I have a cold that started two days ago and was beginning to really suffer from sore throat and loss of voice. I made a tea of acv and cayenne pepper (non-organic grocery store kind) and sipped two mugs w/in 20 minutes last evening. By the time I went to bed, my throat no longer hurt and this morning I am able to speak more clearly. I know from experience that my colds last quite a long time and this wonderful tea has reduced my sick time. In fact, I didn't get to the "feel worse before you feel better" part! I will continue sipping throughout the day for good measure. Thanks for the great, healthy help!


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