Cayenne Pepper for Laryngitis

| Modified on May 14, 2023

Cayenne pepper can be a very effective natural cure for laryngitis. There are three you can take this remedy.

1. Fill a glass with warm water and add 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Stir. Gargle with this concoction for as long as you can take it. Sipping and swallowing the cayenne drink is also helpful for those that can't handle the burn that accompanies gargling with cayenne!

2. Add 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a bowl of your favorite soup and enjoy. A reader reports immediate relief from laryngitis after eating her bowl of cayenne soup!

3. Don't have any cayenne pepper on hand? Any hot sauce will do. Simply add a teaspoon to a glass of water and gargle.

Continue reading our feedback below and let us know if this worked for you!

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4 User Reviews

Posted by Tonya (Big Stone Gap, Va) on 02/02/2020

I recently had Laryngitis. I mixed 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper in the tablespoon, put it in the back of my throat, ate, then swallowed. It burned just a little for about 30 seconds. Moments later Laryngitis was gone. A virtual miracle. I now refer to for all my ailments that can be treated without a doctor.

Posted by Ryan (Atascadero, Ca) on 02/03/2010

habanero pepper cured my laryngitus. i am 26 and have had a bad cold woke up today with barely any voice. i went home sick tried to talk on the phone and the other person couldnt understand me. I then ate 2 habanero stuffed green olives. within 10 minutes my voice was clear! i called my friend and they were amazed.

Posted by Melissa (Sherwood, Arkansas) on 10/07/2008

I woke up Sunday morning and could barely speak. I tried Nyquil at night and TheraFlu Daytime during the day. The Nyquil only helped me sleep...I'd wake up the next day and the hoarse voice was still there. I came across cayenne pepper as a remedy for ear infections so I thought perhaps it might help the voice/throat as well. I got a coffee mug and filled it about 3/4 full of hot water and a teaspoon. I took a mouthful of it, gargled with it, spit it out and repeated the procedure until the cup was almost empty.

That was twenty minutes ago and I have already noticed a change for the better!

Posted by Debo (waco, tx) on 02/04/2008

I lost my voice and need to get on a legal call tomorrow - googled and found ceyenne recipe - had homemade chicken soup on the stove - scooped a bowl and put 1/8 tsp. in my bowl. Took one bite, throat on fire, coughed wildly, spit up green junk for a few minutes - went back and ate the whole bowl without even flinching - I can talk now! I am of Italian descent - maybe I can tolerate the pepper better - but it got the bug - I guess I'll be having chicken soup for a midnight snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow!! Thanks!!