Posted by Maribel (El Paso, Tx) on 11/23/2009
[YEA] ****** BLUBERRIES SOOTH A SORE THROAT ON CONTACT***
This was purely trial and error.
I woke up with a terribly sore and scratchy throat yesterday morning. I'd already read about the benefits of gargling with ACV and warm water and honey... I had also seen other approaches at combatting a sore throat...
But none seemed to offer a temporary natural pain relief -- and Voila! I stumbled upon this one purely by surprise.
I was too tired to go to the supermarket to buy cough drops or whatever, so I looked to my freezer and fridge and pantry for any source of antioxidants i could consume to get rid of this cold altogether.
I found a bag of frozen blueberries that i had their to make smoothies. Well, I allowed these blueberries to thaw from their frozen state. Then as i was watching t.v. I was just scooping these berries (now at room temperature in my mouth) hey, good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, right?
WELL ... to my surprise not even 10 minutes later my sore throat was GONE. I KID YOU NOT!
GONE GONE GONE. I finally decided to do an internet search under blueberries and sore throats, and apparently they have proven to soothe sore throats (who woulda thought??)
Take it from me, it worked even much faster than an Ibuprofen, or an analgasec would. Hooray for Blueberries!!!