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Coconut, Turmeric, Pepper   0  0   

Posted by Coconut Doctor (London, UK) on 05/26/2009

Coconut cure for a sore throat:

I found this recipe in a book. It's from Southeast Asia and uses coconut sugar, which is made from the sap of the coconut blossom as well as coconut milk. You can substitute the coconut sugar with honey.

1 tablespoon coconut sugar or honey
1/8 teaspoon cracked peppercorns
1 teaspoon powdered turmeric or turmeric root
1 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk

Mix together the sugar or honey, peppercorns, turmeric and water. Bring to a boil then simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat, strain, and add coconut milk.Take two tablespoons every hour or two. Apparently it works wonders!
cheers, Angie

Cod Liver Oil   1  0   

Posted by Sherry (Athens, Georgia) on 01/24/2008

[YEA]  I have found that taking a tablespoon full of cod liver oil the first thing in the morning has taken care of the onset of a sore throat. I also, take it throughout the day as needed.

Also, I've been introduced to Oil of Oregano. I started with 1 drop in the cod liver oil, because it is soooo potent. I mix it well and take, letting the spicy hot numbing effect do its work in my mouth and throat. I now take 3 drops at a time.

Corn Liquor and Lemon Juice   1  0   

Posted by Margaret (Andrews, north carolina) on 10/01/2007

[YEA]  OK, I've not gotten around to trying any of the remedies posted on this site, nor have I looked at ALL of them. But I do have a temporary cure for soothing a sore throat that I would like to share. I have a sore throat right now, now I was trying something that I have to get rid of it. What I did was this:

2 table spoons of corn liquor
1 table spoon pure lemon juice (mine was freshly squeezed).

Mix the corn liquor and lemon juice for about thirty seconds so it is well blended. Down half of it, wait fifteen seconds and down the other half. the taste, unless you like the liquor or lemon juice is horrible, but it numbs te pain almost immediately and depending on how quiet you are able to stay depends on how long it works. For me, I had to start getting after my kids and it got kinda loud so it only worked 15 to 20 minutes. I'd try some more but my tolerance for alcohol is really low and corn liquor is the strongest I've ever drank. I hope my remedy works for others though, I don't recommend any one using it for kids.

Cranberry   1  0   

Posted by cameron (seattle, washington/U.S.A) on 03/19/2009

[YEA]  Ok I've had a sore throat for a while and i like to drink cranberry juice i don't often get sick but l tried warm cranberry for my sore throat and it worked wonders. Drink more than just 1 glass keep drinking it. it might sting a lot (scale to 1-10 a 7) but it makes the pain of swallowing go away after that =D

Dietary Changes   1  0   

Posted by Sarah (Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK) on 09/12/2006

[YEA]  I think that bacteria/viruses in my throat need sugar and peace and quiet to multiply. I stop supplying sugar by ceasing to eat sugary food/drink. This means no cough sweets! I physically remove the bacteria/viruses from my throat by frequently eating non-sugary food. They are then being taken down to my stomach where they cause no trouble! I focus on drinking water, not abrasive teas or coffees. I find eating apples very helpful too, especially when I get woken up in the night with a tickly cough! Take an apple to bed and just reach out for it each time you wake. Now I just get a sore throat/cold and then it heals under a week, no more hacking coughs for weeks afterwards. Best wishes.

Echinacea   1  0   

Posted by Shelley (UK) on 03/07/2006

[YEA]  After suffering from tonsillitis 4 to 5 times a year I decided to start taking echinacea. I heard that it is what a lot of celebrity singers use whilst on tour to boost their immune system and stop them from getting a sore throat! I love the stuff it has lots of benefits for the immune system and this along with cold showers has kept me fit and healthy and feeling in top form!

Ephedra   1  0   

Posted by Robert (Ramona, CA) on 06/29/2006

[YEA]  I used to get sinus infections every year in the same month in the spring time. I started taking ephedra supplements and I did not have any more sinus infections. I stopped taking ephedra after the ban and I just came down with another sinus infection.

Replied by Tammy
San Antonio, Texas
I took Ephedra in the whole herb form for about three years to prevent my sinus infections. During that time I never once came down with a sinus infection. After the ban on ephedra I've been battling sinus problems ever since.
Replied by Teresa
Kenedy, Texas
Tammy: Primatene tablets, that contain ephedra, can be purchased through the pharmacy, you will need to sign for these, as they keep a record of how much and how often you are buying it.

Epsom Salts   2  0   

Posted by Lena (Seattle, Washington) on 06/24/2007

[YEA]  Epsom salt foot baths really work for sore throats. Soak your feet in a tub of water with about a cup of epsom salts, hot as you can stand for about 20 mins. Then dry your feet and put on two pairs of socks, woollen socks if you have them over a pair of thin cotton socks and go to bed. Each time I've done this my sore throat is gone by morning. Persistent sore throats can return though, so it's good to do the cayenne pepper gargle/ACV cayenne tea during the day if it comes back, and the espsom salt footbath at night before bed.

Posted by Michelle (Phoenix, AZ) on 01/28/2007

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  i soaked in a bath with epsom salt and when i got out i felt way better! my throat did not hurt at all. But it only takes the pain away for a couple hours. But its better than nothing.

Posted by Crystal (North Chicago) on 04/18/2006

[YEA]  I poured Epsom Salts into a nice hot bath to soak the aches away. Soaked a hand towel in the tub with me, then laid back with it laid over my face and neck, with another one behind my neck. When I got out of the tub, not only did my achy muscles feel better, but my throat was no longer hurting at all.

Eucalyptus Oil   1  0   

Posted by Marie (New Providence, NJ) on 11/27/2006

[YEA]  I used to get a sinus infection with every cold I got. then I would take an antibiotic and it would go away. for the last 3 years, I have taken 2 drops of essential oil of eucalyptus directly on my tongue at the first sign of a cold. As a result, I have not had the sore throat and stuffy nose that usually came with my colds AND they have not turned into an infection. I haven't had any antibiotics in 3 years. I recommended this to my sister in law who suffered from the same ailments and she swears by it too.

Garlic   14  0   

Posted by K. (Los Angeles, California) on 01/19/2013

[YEA]  I had a bad sore throat for a week and was trying everything. Inhaling hydrogen peroxide, taking methylene blue with vitamin C, airborne, grape seed extract, oregano oil, clove extract, raw ginger, cayenne pepper, multi-vitamins, fulvic minerals, and while the sore throat did not expand to full cough and flu like it did for my co-workers, it would not go away.

I finally came here to see if there was something I was missing. I saw the garlic remedy and thought that was probably the missing piece. I crushed two cloves of garlic into a strainer and let it soak in a lemon ginger tea 10 minutes. Then I took out the strainer, drank down the tea, then put the strainer of crushed garlic back in the cup, refilled it with hot water to soak, and went to bed.

In the middle of the night I woke up still with a very sore throat. I pulled the strainer from the cup, added a little more boiling water to heat up the mix and drank the warm leftover tea and went to bed.

In the morning I started to feel better. I repeated the recipe with two new crushed garlic cloves and a new tea bag. After about five minutes I removed the strainer, drank the fresh tea and went to work. By the afternoon the sore throat was subsiding. (Note I continued with the airborne, GSE, and oregano oil).

I repeated this routine and two days later my co-worker is still hacking miserably with a bad cough and I only have a little congestion left.

Next time, I'll remember to start the garlic tea as soon as I feel the scratch in my throat. Usually, GSE and oregano is enough but I guess this was a really bad bug.

Posted by My2cents (Rock Hill, Sc, USA) on 11/18/2012

[YEA]  YEA! Garlic is one of my favorite remedies. I am currently battling a terrible sore throat. I tried the ACV/honey gargle and that rendered me an, extreme and severe worsening of the sore throat just minutes after. I had a terrible time during the night. Each time I swallowed I felt as though my throat was punishing me. Today I went back to my garlic tea. I grate the garlic as this brings the best benefit. The finer the chop/grate on garlic, the more helpful compounds will be released. I allow the garlic to sit for 15 minutes after grating. Then I boil my water. I use a cup of water per clove of garlic. I usually just do one cup at a time because I prefer it to be fresh. I pour the boiled water over the garlic which I grated into a thermos or coffee cup. I allow it to steep a while. Then I just sip it slowly. It may take an hour to finish the cup, but slower is better. The more times the throat gets "washed" in the garlic the better. So don't try to drink it too quickly. Each sip is a small "treatment". Since doing this today, I am now done with the severe pain I had when swallowing, and am back to having discomfort upon swallowing. I will do this tea twice more today. I think three times in a day should be sufficient.

Posted by Maggie (Springfield, Il) on 02/03/2010

[YEA]  ginger/garlic/onion cure

When I feel a sore throat coming on I make a tea by chopping fresh onion, fresh garlic, and fresh ginger root. Let it steep for at least 10 minutes, and strain into a mug. Add a spoonful of raw honey, a splash of lemon juice and a liberal sprinkling of cinnamon. I keep extra in the fridge in a mason jar and use it for a couple of days till all symptoms are gone. I started this summer with it and haven't had a cold yet. First time in 20 years!

Posted by Jessica (West Brookfield, Massachusetts) on 03/16/2008

[YEA]  THANK YOU THANK YOU! I used raw garlic for my sore throat and although it burned at first, it took the pain away. After six days I am finally comfortable!

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