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Posted by Sara (Des Moines, Iowa) on 11/01/2011
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What I do, is I take a cup of boiling hot water let it cool a little, but while it is cooling I take a little slice of lemon and squeeze some juice out of it. Then stir in raw honey, after my tea is to my "darkness" of choosing I sit outside on cool fall nights and drink my tea slowly. And you **might** be thinking "But doesn't the cold make your cold worse?" Actually it helps me because I absolutely see no help in being stuck in the air that has been polluted by my sickness.


Posted by Mountaingirl (Asheville, Nc, United States) on 09/08/2009
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Hot Tea for sore throat

1/2 large lemon
dash powdered cayenne
dash powdered ginger
1 tsp. manuka honey

2 cups before bed took away my sore throat completely. I've tried this in the past but never with so much lemon. I enjoy sour and this was almost too much for me but did the trick amazingly well. I knew it was working from the pleasant burn during and after drinking it.


Posted by Michelle (Colorado Springs, CO) on 12/03/2006
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I have had a very bad sore throat going on 10 days now!! I'm 11 weeks pregnant so I unfortunately can't take a lot of medicines. So almost every website I went to said to drink hot tea with lemon and honey. I have been drinking this for 3 days, even trying to change the amount of lemon and honey I put in it and the level of hot I can stand. My throat is still just as sore and wasn't even relieved for a couple minutes. I'm sure it works great for some people but I have not had good luck with it.

Replied by Ch In Iah
Houston, Tx
12/10/2009
To Michelle from Co. Springs: if your sore throat has lasted for 10 days, it is probably more than just a sore throat. You might need a traditional remedy which your doctor can assign or prescribe even while you are pregnant.
Replied by Saida
Nyc, Ny
07/29/2011
are you sure? my mom usually put vicks but I can tell that hot tee is good 4 u because the hot steem will heal him.

Posted by Jenny (Santa Barbara) on 02/06/2006
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i did the hot tea with honey and lemon and to tell you the truth it didn't do anything for me. all it did was plug up my nose i guess i'll have to try something else.


Posted by Melissa (Selma, Alabama)
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Drink hot tea with lemon and honey to relieve sore throat and laryngitis.

Replied by Caiti
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
11/19/2010
I have swollen lymph nodes, a sore throat with white sores which makes it uncomfortable to swallow. A few nanas here in Mexico have suggested to me, in the morning to drink camomile tea and separately eat a tablespoon of honey with lime juice added to it (pretty tastey! ). Also, during the day to drink tea from the flower of Boganvilia, gargle with salt water sporadically, and avoid breathing through my mouth. And obviously, rest and stay warm! All day yesterday I was completely wiped out, but after following this, I feel wayy better energy wise, and my throat has improved although is still swollen and a bit uncomfortable. Hopefully with one more day of patience, I'll be cured!

Posted by Julie (Edina MN)
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make a cup of your favorite tea, add a slice of lemon, lemon juice, 2-3 tablespoons of honey and add aloe vera juice, you can mix some ginger or cinnamon in too if you want: It works great! my throat cleared up overnight.

Replied by Harold
Brandon, Florida
07/25/2008
Hot tea with Ginger does help some with sore throat pain, but avoid sugar as it will only aggravate the congestion. A warm salty water gargle is also helpful and recomended by MD's, DO's, homeopathic and my late mother.

Posted by Marina (Harrison City, PA)
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Drinking tea always works for me. I usually drink mine with french vanilla creamer and sugar. It tastes good and it helps my throat very well.


Posted by Stacey (Birmingham)
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i say drinking a hot cup of tea cures a sore throat. and to open an blocked nose, the cheap way is to inhale steam when you boil some water in a kettle.


Posted by Donovan (Nassau, Bahamas)
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An effective remedy is a hot cup of tea with three drops of lozenges (Vicks or Equate). Personally, I prefer Vicks. Ingredients:
1. Hot Cup of Tea (Before adding sugar, place one drop of the desired cough/sore throat suppressant).
2. Wait 30 seconds.
3. Add 3 teaspoons of sugar.
4. Stir tea for 10 seconds. (This allows the menthol to mix with the tea and drop to dissolve).
5. Then add 2 more drops of the cough/sore throat drop.
6. Wait 10 seconds and it's done and ready to consume.

If done accurately, you should be able to smell the menthol vapors from about a foot away. I should also warn you that the 1/4 of tea left in the cup will be the very strong and may taste equivalent to that of a cough syrup (not as harsh) but it works. With 2 or 3 cups of this, you should be ready to go. Enjoy.

Replied by emach07
Muskegon, MI
01/19/2009
I have tried many things and although hot tea can be soothing on the throat you don't want too much caffeine or you may just over due yourself and you need rest but one thing you definitely want to stay away from as much as possible is sugar(with the possible exception of Honey) as it literally tears down ones immune system. So far Hydrogen Peroxide is the only thing that really worked for me although warm salt water worked for a few minutes but didn't last. I have heard a lot of positive things about Cayenne Pepper but haven't tried it yet.
Replied by Nana
Chicago, Il
06/17/2011
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My mother always gives me hot tea with a touch of lemon and a hint of honey for my sore throught. To be honest, nothing works better!
Replied by Savannah
Lancaster, California
05/04/2012
Thank you for your hep. I am a singer battling a sore throat and this really helped!

Hydrogen Peroxide  

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Earth Clinic readers tell us that hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is one of their favorite methods for quickly curing a sore throat. Sore throats are particularly common during winter and cold weather, but a sore throat can appear any time of the year. Whenever a sore throat strikes, people want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. Learn about the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide to cure your sore throat.

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Hyssop Tea  

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Posted by Yourvette (Muskegon, Mi) on 03/06/2010
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For a sore throat use hyssop tea (prepare according to directions) and honey to sweeten as often as needed.


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Posted by Linda (Fairview, Oklahoma, Usa) on 02/04/2011
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Ice for sore throat. Ice; plain and simple. I have bad sinuse drainage which can really irrtate my throat which can lead to an infection. I can wake up with needles in my throat. Chop up the ice and suck on pieces in the back of your mouth. I don't have an ice crusher so I put cubes in a clean dish towel and whack them with a hammer. This always works. Sometimes with only one treatment.


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Posted by Steve (Emmett, Idaho) on 11/23/2005
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I have a couple family favorites to share. #1. Icy Hot rubbed "sparingly" on the full length of the front of your neck then wrap a hand towel around your neck and pin it with a safty pin so it stays in place. Go to bed and the next morning your sore throat is usually gone. You may want to do a test spot on your neck to see how sensitive your skin is to the Icy Hot. It will warm up your neck and possibly be uncomfortable for 5 to 10 minutes then it calms down and feels soothing. #2 The other remedies we have used successfully to fight a sore throat are gargling with Colloidal Silver or Grapefruit Extract. These are two of the strongest and safest (non-toxic) natural antibiotics available. To your health!


Iodine  

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Posted by Mundaring (Perth, Western Australia) on 11/10/2012
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Over the past 6 months since discovering Earth Clinic I have revised how I deal with health issues. Waking up with a sore throat I would generally have tried an OTC remedy. I decided to gargle a few drops of iodine in a teaspoon of filtered water. I thank God it worked within 30 minutes to alleviate my pain. VOILA!


Posted by Sarah (Dallas, Tx) on 07/02/2012
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I have tonsillitis with tonsil exulates (could be strep, but the pain isn't severe enough, though I have been taking wild oregano oil internally that would have been fighting the infection).

My throat was really hurting to swallow, and I had mucus sitting at the back of my throat that I couldn't get rid of (I don't have a cold, cough and bad allergies right now). It made my mouth taste awful. I read that applying iodine to your wrists and also gargling with a diluted solution can help. I did it last night, and not only did I wake up with my throat much less sore, but the feeling of mucus at the back is nearly entirely gone as well as the bad taste. I used Nascent Iodine, but I believe Lugol's can be used as well.


Iodine Painting  

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Are you willing to try painting as a natural remedy for your sore throat? Iodine painting, that is. Most of us have probably never heard of painting iodine as an effective home remedy for a sore throat. No matter what treatments you have tried in the past, you probably haven't given iodine a try. But, if you are dealing with an extremely painful sore throat, iodine might be just the home cure you need.

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Lemon  

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We've all had that, "I just know I'm getting sick" feeling when we feel our throat starting to get sore and scratchy. There's no shortage of possible causes - a cold, the flu, or simple overuse - but finding an effective natural remedy can be difficult. In the Table of Contents for Sore Throat we literally have an A to Z listing of natural sore throat remedies, from "Acid Reflux Connection" to "Zinc." We have identified a few of our favorites. One of the most effective home cures for treating a common sore throat is lemon.

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Lemon and Garlic  

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Posted by Marilyn (Cherry Hill, US) on 03/28/2008
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I now understand the meaning of the old saying "prevention is worth a pound of cure". Doing this regularly once or twice a week may help prevent a sore throat. 8 to 10 oz. water with one lemon squeezed in the water. Drink this with a straw. The lemon may eat the enamel off your teeth so use the straw. If your throat is scratchy do this. Do it at the onset of a sore throat and use 600 to 900 mg of garlic tablets. I use 1200mg and some time 2000mg. Wala your cured of your sore throat. If you do this before you get this you can prevent it.



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