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Hand Therapy   6  1   

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!

Posted by MC (Canada) on 02/10/2006

[YEA]  Hand therapy worked for me. Although it doesn't make the sore throat go away completely, my throat is much better. Before I tried this method, swallowing saliva was painful, but after the pain is much more bearable. This is also a convenient way because I found this site at school, and didn't have the leisure to get warm tea.

Posted by Amy (Kansas) on 11/26/2005

[YEA]  I tried the hand therapy, and it worked pretty well right away. I'm not sure about long term results, though.

Replied by Syed Waqar
Wroclaw, Wroclaw Poland
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Yea, Hand therapy really worked. Now Pain reduced from 100% to 55%.

Posted by Bob (Mesa, AZ)

[YEA]  When I have a sore throat, I place the palm of my hand across my throat with fingers on one side and thumb on the other. The heat generated from the contact of my hand ends my soreness after about 15 or 20 minutes. It works most of the time for me.

Replied by Dolly
Dallas, Tx
[YEA]   I had a really bad sore throat, so bad it hurt to swallow, talk, eat, even drink a glass of water or tea. I found this website and tried the hand therapy, I'm not sure why but I tried it and withing 3 minutes the my throat healed. No lie and I was sick for 3 days before I tried it. The pain was gone and my throat felt smoother I could swallow without wincing.

Haritaki Powder   1  0   

Posted by Shreeram Balijepalli (Schenectady, NY, USA) on 01/22/2008

[YEA]  Dear All, I had sore throat and so did my baby girl. Both of us tried many remedies and since my girl is just 6 months old we did not know what to do. I tried after reading from the site cayenne- gargling, saltwater gargling, Tabasco sauce, etc. Finally, one thing worked for both of us!! I used Haritaki powder(available in almost all Indian stores). It is a very cheap powder($2.39 or so). It is very bitter powder. Biological name is called Terminalia chebulam (Black Myrobalan in English). Black Myrobalan powder is also available in some health stores but Indian stores offers best price.

I mixed it with honey and rubbed it on to my tounge(end portion near my throat). After some time, phelgm came out. In the case of my baby, I did the same but with small quantity.She barfed within 2 mintues and the full phelgm which she had for 2 months came out as if "manna from heaven". So, you may try it out if nothing works

Homemade Remedy   0  0   

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 05/03/2011

Here is a remedy I found in one of my books, Practical Aromatherapy. It works quite well if you have a sore throat, a cough or a virus infection:

Three drops of essential oil (maybe clove, tea trea, lavender or any other antiseptic)

1 tsp of alchool (maybe vodka if you have it or another one, I have only tried with vodka because I try to use alchool I have to use in the kitchen which is then left over)

1/2 a cup of water

Stir before each mouthful. I sometimes use it as a mouthwash.

Honey   3  1   

Posted by Melanie (Tampa, Fl) on 10/05/2011

[YEA]  Pure honey works better for sore throats than anything. Honey coats the throat and instantly takes away the pain. 2 or 3 spoonsful, or just hold the bottle over your mouth and squeeze the bottle until your mouth is full of honey.

Replied by Veronica
Norwalk, Ct Usa
[NAY]   Honey alone DIDN'T work for me. It did absolutely nothing. I tried salt, honey and ACV and those only worked temporarily. The cayenne with a little bit of honey is doing the best job. I'm going to add ACV and gargle for a while.

I've had this sore throat for 3 days now, so I know it won't be cured immediately, but it's doing a great job of making me feel a little better, and not just temporarily.

Posted by Meg (Lome, Togo) on 10/03/2007

[YEA]  Hi. I was reading all the responses to your Cayenne cure for sore throats and I wanted to share a cure I learned also works well: you can chew a spoonful of honeycomb. Not just plain honey, but honey still packaged the way bees make it, with the beeswax. I read of this cure in an old book of folk remedies from Vermont (when I lived in Wisconsin). I didn't believe it but a while after reading it I began to catch a cold, with my throat all scratchy and aching so it hurt to swallow. I tried this remedy, and what do you know -- after a minute or so of chewing my throat was clear and pain-free. That nice effect lasted about half an hour, then the symptoms began to return -- so I tried a second time and that cleared it up for good. I was amazed how well it worked. I'm also happy to know a second remedy to try too, since it is not so easy to get honeycomb over here in Togo. Honey is also a great for healing burns and infections -- if you search online you'll find plenty of information.

Posted by Karla (Cleveland, OH) on 08/30/2007

[YEA]  I know I can remember reading about taking honey for a sore throat but can't remember where I read it. When I'm in a situation where I can't gargle, I take a teaspoon of honey for instant relief for a sore throat. The effects generally last for several hours.

Horseradish   1  0   

Posted by Lynn (Albany, Georgia) on 09/30/2008

[YEA]  Cayeene Pepper will cure your sore throat. Living in the south we are more prone to allergy related problems and believe in grandmas remedies. My cure for sinus and sore throat problems is a spoonful of horseradish, coated with Lousianna Hot Sauce (made from cayenne pepper) and take it till you feel better. I usually eat about 3 heaping spoonfuls every hour till it is gone. Usually gone by the next day.

Hot Liquids   2  0   

Posted by Trevor (Mt. Pleasant, SC) on 06/15/2007

[YEA]  Any hot liquids, such as tea, chichen broth, or hot water, helped to sooth mysore throat and clear my stuffed nose.

Replied by Larina
Harrisburg, PA
[YEA]   I do agree with the hot liquids, especially antioxidant rich teas, soups(chicken seems he best), water is very important in healing a sore throat the cleaner the better boiled water is the best. I also read in different articles that drinking different tempetures of water is a great way to speed up your metabolism. I also think that Vitamin C in any form is good for your immune system.

Hot Sauce   14  0   

Posted by Isaac (Champaign, Il) on 10/25/2011

[YEA]  after 2 days of sore throat, I tried a Jack Daniels, honey and Lemon juice gargle, but it didn't really work well for me (probably because I couldn't stand it long enough to gargle) then tried mouthwash about an hour later and that didn't help at all. After coming to this site I tried hotsauce and lemon juice I meant to gargle but swallowed accidently. For about 30 seconds I was in the most god awful pain ever, then I hacked up a chunk of phlegm the size of a quarter that looked like it had a tiny bit of blood it it. I was worried, but I coughed up a smaller bit that didn't have any, and hadn't seen blood since, so I think it was just from violent coughing.

Long story short, this is one of those things that hurts like hell when you first take it, but after that initial "Oh god someone kill me" reaction you start to feel much better very fast.

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