Sore Throat
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Cayenne Pepper for a Sore Throat

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Posted by Russell (Dallas, TX) on 12/14/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The Cayenne red pepper really does cure the sore throat. I gargled with it and accidentally swallowed some and my sore throat was literally gone instantly.


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Posted by John (Louisville, KY) on 12/14/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was suffering from a sore throat which i thought was from a cold. Needed something because it was keeping me up at night. I found this site, tried it with some thick (which sucked) red peppers from the kitchen. WOW!!! is all i can say, yeah it was hot, but boy did it work.. First i thought, boo, its just because of the hot peppers distracting me from the pain. NOPE 4 hours later, still no pain. It did come back about half way through my work day, but i had picked some cayenne peppers up on the way. Another dose, another 3-5 hours pain free.. Amazing TRUELY AMAZING!! I went in and told my boss, "you know the reason i don't go to the doctor, cuz doctors don't give you real info" LOL!! Great fix, love this site


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Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 12/12/2006
5 out of 5 stars

it hurt so bad at first..like wow...i didnt ever want to try it again..but after about 5 minutes it felt quite abit better :D And now i think my throat is almost completely better...maybe..lol


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Posted by David (Palo Alto, CA) on 12/11/2006
5 out of 5 stars

This cayenne pepper remedy is a MIRACLE worker. I woke up on Saturday with the worst sore throat I have had in years. Sore throats are the part of a cold I hate MOST. Well anyway, this coming week starting tomorrow is finals week. I thought that I would have to skip the finals or worse, take them sick. I jumped online right when I woke up and found this remedy. On Saturday I gargled cayenne pepper in water every 15 minutes for 3 hours in the morning and and at night. To my surprise I woke up the next day with a mere scratchy throat. That day I gargled cayenne pepper only twice (at night). And the best part is that it cured most of my sinus problems that came with a cold. I woke up today with no sore throat whatsoever. I can now study all day without interruptions and without a cold in peace. Thanks Earthclinic!


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Posted by Luis (Mexico) on 12/06/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this amazing remedy. My throat is cured thanks to cayenne and I can continue my singing. Thank you.


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Posted by Monica (Chicago, IL) on 11/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was having a sore throat, on and off, and this morning it was so severe that as i was checking my e mails, i decided to figure out a way to cure it by searching online. I stumbled across this site and i read about the cayenne pepper in warm water. I went and gargled the water and I was shocked to see how true and how fast it worked. And my throat was really hurting. It was like right after that, I felt so much better. Although my voice is still a bit horse, i will keep up with the cayenne pepper and warm water. Hopefully I will be cured as if nothing happened. I also saw the ACV column and I do have an on and off weight problem. I gain weight very easily so i was looking for a simple, non harsh way to fix it as I'm not a bad eater and I am kinda active. I have started the drink as of today and will keep you updated as soon as i see a result. After the cayenne pepper working, I am confident something good will come of the ACV also. I'm so glad i found this site. Thank you and thanks to the readers who help out with their experiences and comments.


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Posted by D (Atlanta, GA) on 11/29/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I've had a sore throat for the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately I had run out of cayenne pepper and forgot to get it every time I went to the store. I finally got some yesterday and gargled with a very STRONG concoction of cayenne and water. My sore throat disappeared after a few hours. Be careful how many shakes of pepper you do. I did about 5 shakes and my mouth burned like crazy for about 15 minutes... Had to suck on an ice cube!


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Posted by Larry (Houston, Texas) on 11/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have tried everything when I have sore throat due to allergies and/or sinus, cold. The cayenne pepper and warm water gargle work amazingly! The only side affect was my lips burned a little for two minutes afterward, but I rubbed ice on them. This is a miracle cure!


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Posted by Karrie (Kent, WA) on 11/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Amazing. I was very skeptical. I tried the iodine "cure" first because it was painless and I was afraid of drinking the cayenne (yes, I am a wimp). After two days of a very sore throat and an important week of meetings coming up, I was desperate to try it and so I bit the bullet and tried the gargle. It wasn't near as hot as I expected and to my amazement within a few hours I had a ton of relief. I woke up the next day totally cured and it has been 4 days and it didn't return. Completely healed. I will spread the word of this cure and this website. THANK YOU!!


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Posted by Mikey (Sault Ste. Marie) on 11/15/2006
5 out of 5 stars

So when I first came on this website I was pretty skeptical of whether or not I was going to gargle hot pepper in my mouth. Then I saw a girl Lisa from my home town Sault Ste. Marie posted some feedback. I thought that this must be a real remedy because of the obscure hometown reference. I don't like hot food too too much, and it sounded gross. It's actually not that bad, nowhere near as gross as buckleys and many medicines you get at the pharmacy. It does make your throat tingle from the hotness, but it's not that bad. The best part, I haven't coughed since I took the first gargle ! I strained a tiny muscle in my ribs from all the coughing, and so every time i'd cough it would really sting in that area, I couldn't take it anymore. That is why I went online to do research. I have already been taking Advil, Vicks cadies, Vitamin C, Honey, Cough syrup, using Vaporub and drinking tea. None of it worked, or if it did, it was very temporary. Thank you so much for the important information.


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Posted by Maeve (Belfast, Northern Ireland) on 11/14/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The hot tomato drink and cayenne pepper gargle cure my sore throat and cold symptoms. Great site. Thank you for the above remedies. My colds usually last about a week and generally develop into sinus problems but this time they didn't. Will pass your site on to other sufferers.


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Posted by Daniela (New York, NY) on 11/01/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne pepper gave me some relief, it looked like it was working as anesthetic, but the real healing of a very bad sore throat happened when I put together cayenne extract and a tea spoon of Osha root extract. A Nepalese man at the Health Food Store went directly to this herb and told me this is the strongest cure in Chinese medicine for the throat. It really worked, I added also some garlic. I both swallowed and gargled with it. Thank you a lot for your site!


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Posted by Daniela (USA) on 11/01/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Sorry, I forgot to say that I put Osha root extract (one teaspoon), Cayenne pepper extarct (10 drops) and a little garlic in some water. Maybe it is understood but better to be precise. I took it every three hours, after 3-4 times I was incredibly better.


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Posted by Gerry (Seattle) on 10/23/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne pepper cured a sore throat that had expanded and totally shut down all breathing including through the nose and mouth. I take 1/2 tsp of 90k heat units of cayenne daily in my protein drink along with several fruits and herbs etc. This past Friday night my throat became very sore and I could not swallow. The throat swelled and totally closed off. Breathing through the nostrils ceased as well. I put my fingers down my throat to give a convulsive reaction and try to get some air. My wife was going to call 911 and I waved her off. Finally after several tries to throw up I was able to get a little air. I had my wife drive to the store for some expectorants/lozenges etc. (the usual things we try)

I jumped on the net and found your site about the cayenne and gargle. I could not gargle so put 1/2 tsp of cayenne in warm water and sipped it down. The breathing started to come back almost instantly. After 3 cups of 1.2 tsp each my breathing was back to normal and I was able to sleep for 5 hours without any discomfort. When I woke up my throat was still a little sore so I drank a cup of "brew" 5 times during the day. The breathing was fine and the sore throat was gone but I still had some "cold" symptoms. After two days I feel great. Being able to take a deep unrestricted breath has never felt so good.

I noticed on your responses I was reading some people say they "sprinkle" some on and it doesn't work. Others are afraid to swallow some for fear it will hurt them.

Cayenne is one of the best herbs we have and has many uses. I would not use less than 1/2 tsp in a cup of water either warm or cold it still works. Cayenne will heal internal bleeding and ulcers. It helps the heart and helps clear the arteries. Next time you have a cut and are bleeding take cayenne and "sprinkle" it liberally over the cut and watch it stop bleeding almost instantaneously. A great drink for hiking or driving long distances is about 20 ounces of fresh grape juice that you make in the blender and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne. It takes a short while to get used to it BUT you will not fall asleep at the wheel and it is great for extra energy on a hike. We have used it for years.

I am glad I found your site and kick myself I did not think to put cayenne in water and drink it myself when I was in total oxygen deprivation. A little trick to cut down on the really "hot" feel when swallowing cayenne. Take a couple of swallows of cayenne then immediately close your mouth and do not breathe either through your nose or mouth. Wait about 10 seconds and drink a couple of swallows of water etc. Also the "cayenne heat" slows down with each swallow until after awhile you barely notice it. Please notice that the store bought cayenne in the bottles is normally 5k heat units and some from health food stores is 40k heat units and some will be 90k heat units. You can also special order it up to over 200k heat units. If you are using 5k heat units it will take a little more to get the desired results. As for swallowing cayenne it is good stuff for your system and has vitamin "C" to boot.


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Posted by Lisa (Sault Ste. Marie, Canada) on 10/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

My sore throat has been getting worse over 3 days time. I was at my witts end 10 minutes ago. I came to this web site because I was desparate for some relief. I tried GSE, tea, echinacea, lozenges, medication and just about everything I could get my hands on without seeing a doctor. I just finished gargling with the cayenne-water solution and my sore throat is GONE!!! It does burn a wee bit but the results are absolutely AMAZING!! I just know i will have to keep gargling the solution but it sure does beat a 6 hour wait time at the emergency department eh? THANK YOU!



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