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Oh my goodness! I am so happy to report that the cayenne pepper remedy worked! I had a sore throat for like 2 weeks. I tried all kinds of OC remedies. I was in the hospital for an unrelated ailment and they gave me some throat spray. (Yeah right! My throat laughed at that stuff) So I aint gonna lie, I was skeptical about the cayenne pepper and water thing. But I did it for about 6 hours (12 ounces of water and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne) I had to swallow a few drops each time cuz I couldn't reach the soreness with just gargling. It burned like crazy! But it was worth it! The next day I woke up and my throat felt like 90% better! So I did it some more that day and the next thing I know I was feeling NO pain in my throat! Thanks so much for this information!
You have GOT to be kidding me. I've had one of the worst sore throats of my life for the past few days. I had been trying to take over the counter cold medicine, but nothing worked at all. Then tonight when I tried to go to sleep, my throat was throbbing so bad that I could feel the pain in both ears - I didn't think I could stand it anymore, so I got out of bed to Google some late night urgent care clinics in my area. Since it was a Sunday night, everything had closed early...the only option left was the Emergency Room, which seemed a little drastic, even though I did consider it since my pain was so bad.
I stumbled across this site when I searched for 'sore throat remedy' - I've never tried any home remedies for anything before. I started reading through the testimonials on this cayenne pepper trick and I decided to give it a try. I figured it wouldn't make me feel any worse, so why not. And my husband was in bed already, so he wouldn't be there to make fun of me throwing random spices around in the kitchen at midnight.
I'm not a huge fan of most teas, and I couldn't stand the thought of just mixing cayenne pepper with water, so I decided to use canned soup, and then add the cayenne pepper as a seasoning. I'm not even done with the soup right now and I feel GREAT! Better than I have in the past few days. Granted, I still have a cold, so I still have the runny nose (even though the spicy flavor helped clean that out a bit too!), a tiny bit of a sore throat and a little bit of a cough...but WOW...this is amazing.
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 can of canned soup (I actually had a 'mexican style' soup flavor at the house, which worked well with the seasoning... but it will probably work with anything!)
I also kept a small glass of pulp-free orange juice nearby, since other posters said they needed to use it to cool off the heat at times - I definitely did!
This is amazing - if you have a sore throat...DO THIS! I wish I would have known about this years ago! I realize it may not work for everyone, but I'm glad I'm one of the people it works for.
Cayenne pepper did not cure my sore throat entirely, but it did lessen the pain significantly. However, I went overboard in my desperate attempts to cure my painful throat, pouring several tablespoonfuls of cayenne pepper in hot water instead of the recommended teaspoonful (that amount did not work for me), and ended up with a nasty cough when the pepper caught in my throat.
What had been a simple sore throat then turned into a sore throat (albeit much less painful) + severe dry cough the next three days. On the third day i coughed so badly that i vomitted my stomach and throat contents, and guess what? The cayenne pepper dislodged itself from my throat. Sweet relief, but the sore throat remained and got worse. I eventually gave up attempts at self-medicating and went to a doctor who prescribed a dose of antibiotics. The sore throat cleared up within two days.
Thank you so very much for this site. I am plagued by sinus issues and each time the seasons change, I get sick. It always starts off with a sore throat due to the post nasal drip in the back of my throat. But this time after years and years of dealing with this and taking medications upon medications, I decided to try a remedy for sore throat. Saw this website and tried the pepper. It works!! Yes, there is some discomfort from the pepper. Put vaseline on your lips before you start. Just stick with it and take it consistently for about 24 to 48 hours. Repeating every 4 hours or so. Also it is better if you start taking the mixture at the FIRST sign of a sore throat. I also rinse with Neil Med Nasal Sinus Rinse after gargling with cayenne pepper solution. It works people, it simply works!! What have you got to lose...a sore throat?
I was realy freaking out because a week before I was to sing at my talent show I got a sore throat. The show is tomorrow and my throat has gotten so bad that it is hard to talk let alone sing. I tried the first thing I saw and I instanly felt better. My dad even said he could here my voice from outside (in a good way). I hope this keeps us because I have some high notes to sing.
Alright, I'm sick of feeling terrible these past few nights with a very sore throat, and am trying the cayenne gargle. I love spicy food, so there's that; but after a few gargles with the recommended amounts, I can't say I feel a difference yet - definitely not an instant one, anyway. I'll keep at it, as it's definitely cheaper than antibiotics (I got strep regularly as a kid, years and years and years ago). Wish me luck!
fyi... 1/8 tsp cayenne into 2/3 cup of hot water is my first attempt on this...
Saying HI from Singapore! YES! Gargled for few times using MAX limit i can withstand the spiciness b4 bed. Cayenne Pepper really cured MOST of my throat the nex following day!
The worst sore throat I can remember in my life. White spots on the tonsils, the ears starting to have pressure. A mess in other words. I couldn't sleep, so ended up hunting for remedies and found this site at 2:30AM in the morning. A quick trip to the kitchen, find the Cayenne powder and after 10 minutes of gargling, 5 minutes apart, blessed relief. I was asleep 45 minutes later. Thanks very much.
Cayenne for Sore throat. Gargled with it and put some in my Clamato juice and drank it. Sore throat was almost completly go in a few minutes. Awesome. Thanks.
There is no way that cayenne pepper is good for a sore throat. The pepper just destroys your nerve endings, leaving you with a numb sensation. If you are looking for numbness, use sore throat spray. That's gentler on the sores and doesn't trick you into thinking that you are cured. I would suggest going to the doctor to see if you need antibiotics and drinkiing lots of warm tea with honey. Also, taking certain vitamins like B12 can help your body build up a strong immune system to fight sore throats and other sicknesses. Sometimes there is no magic instant cure, only medicine, good habits, and time.
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Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. They treat bacterial infections and used when not necessary can cause their effectiveness to diminish when and if you really need them. Most over-the-counter "medications" used to treat viruses were derived from plants and other flora. Cayenne peppers contain vitamin A, B6, E, C, riboflavin, potassium and manganese. Their healing properties have been known for centuries and the relief they provide for a sore throat has nothing to do with turning off pain receptors. You'd be mistaken in your assumption.
I was on day 4 of the worst sore throat that I had ever experienced. I am sure it was strep throat but never went to a doctor. After researching this site I finally developed a remedy: 1 cup hot water, 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar, 3 tablespoons Honey and enough Cayenne Pepper to cover the entire top layer of water (5-6 sprinkles). Then I gargled then swallowed about 4 full mouth full every 30 minutes to an hour over a 6 hour period. I went from severe pain (9 of 10) to slight pain (2 of 10) within 4 hours. I also sprinkled the Cayenne Pepper on dinner, The next morning the sore throat was completely gone. Side note: On day 3 of my sore throat I tried gargling and swallowing ACV and hot water for a 7 hour period, this only gave me temporary relief but the sore throat was back in full swing the next day.
I found mixing cayenne pepper with Odwalla Superfood works well to ease the pain of a sore throat. i used 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 6-8 ounces of superfood The superfood helps with the burn and also has iodine and immune boosting vitamins.
Cayenne for sore throat. Nay: Coupled with the fact that it's a form of torture, it didn't seem to help at all. The salt water with ACV is at least bearable tho I don't know if it works yet.
I tried the Cayenne remedy for my sore throat. I read about one person who tried mixing the Cayenne with bullion and it got me thinking. I don't really enjoy downing hot drinks, but being in college, I have a lot of Ramen Noodles around. I made some of the noodles and then put 1/4 tsp of the pepper (I accidentally put a little too much in, so be careful!) in the normal amount of broth. I felt immediate results while just eating lunch. Drinking the broth afterwards is suggested, but I found it a bit difficult to do. I also tried just a little bit of the pepper straight on my tongue. Not a lot, but just enough to taste. It wasn't uncomfortably hot, but it gave just enough heat that when I breathed it would go to my throat and soothe it.
I have had the worst sore throat this past week I can't eat I can hardly drink and unfortunately don't have insurance right now. I Googled sore throat cures and found this sight. I tried one of the first remedies I found which was 3 shakes of Cayenne Pepper to one cup of hot water and INSTANTLY I started feeling better. It's almost completely normal again! I hope it lasts!