Sore Throat
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Cayenne Pepper for a Sore Throat

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Posted by Debbie (England) on 10/10/2006
5 out of 5 stars

i tried the thyme in warm water first, but my throat was so bad it did not touch it... so went on your site and found the cayenne pepper one, which i always have in. At first it didn't feel any different then after about four minutes my throat felt much better. i will carry on until its gone . thank you earth clinic. also about your acid reflux survey, my husband has severe acid refux to the point that should he collapse (as he has done)he cannot be put in the recovery position as the acid comes up and chokes him . he took ibuprofen for four years for pain following a motorbike accident and docs think that it what caused the acid reflux.


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Posted by Sherri (Millstone, KY) on 10/10/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have this severe sore throat at this time of year - every year - due to seasonal allergies to the Goldenrod, etc. Last year I suffered more than a week with a bad sore throat and had to have antibiotics to get rid of it. I got a bad sore throat starting Friday night the 6th. It kept me feeling awful all weekend. By Monday night I was so tired of being ill that I looked for a home remedy on the internet and came across this site. I found a treatment that I had right in my spice cabinet. So, I mixed 1/2 tsp of red cayenne pepper in 6 oz of warm water and gargled several times (each time) on Monday night, once Tuesday morning and once Tuesday afternoon. My sore throat, which I had all weekend, was gone after only 3 treatments!!! I'm sitting here writing this pain free!! That's some mean stuff, but truly Amazing! Now I'm trying the ACV and water for sinus congestion and infection. Thanks sooo much for the info!


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Posted by Jake (Palm Desert) on 10/06/2006
1 out of 5 stars

I wanted desperately for this cure to work but unfortunately it didn't. I tried gargling every 15 minutes and drinking it but my throat remained sore. I have tried for three days now. I did however discover how great it is in tea. I added it to my peppermint and honey tea (for those of you not familiar with cayenne pepper, there is a warning on the side stating that the longer it is cooked (and that is what is happening in the tea) the hotter it gets. So make sure just to use a sprinkle or two) With the number of people it has worked for I would give it a try though. Good luck.


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Posted by Angie (Oxford, AL) on 09/28/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much!! I've been sick for a week now. I went to the doctor and I spent $70.00 on meds. My Mom and Dad told me to try this. It sounded so crazy but I did and it WORKED almost immediately. I now believe in these home remedies and will do them for now on. Thanks!


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Posted by Jan (Orange Beach, AL) on 09/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Thank goodness!! I have not been able to speak and my throat has felt like someone took a blow torch to it. I used the cayenne pepper and warm water and my throat is so much better. I will use it whenever I feel a sore throat coming on. Thanks Penney.


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Posted by Laura (Maryville, MO) on 09/26/2006
5 out of 5 stars

This stuff really is amazing. I could feel it working just seconds after I gargled. Yes, its very spicy, but it felt just like my sore throat. I can talk much better now, and I feel lively now. Thank you so much. I can get on with my day now!


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Posted by Laura (Ithaca, NY) on 09/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I'm a voice major in my second year of college and the weather in Ithaca constantly changes-- prime conditions for plenty of colds to start up, not to mention prime conditions to annoy my allergies. I was landed with a cold in my third week up here and immediately went to the campus health center. I was prescribed a cough/congestion medicine that helped me get better, but very slowly. To make matters worse, I had to run auditions one night for the student-run musical. I sucked it up and sang through my terrible sore throat for the whole two hours. BIG. MISTAKE. The next day, my voice was completely shot. For a week afterwards, I couldn't even speak, much less sing. My sore throat went away, but I still had terrible laryngitis. Finally, after missing a second voice lesson--which puts me in danger of losing my major--I decided something had to be done. I had heard of the cayenne pepper remedy awhile ago, but I never had any on hand. This time, I called a friend and asked her to pick up some cayenne pepper at the local store for me. That night, I drank two glasses of water with cayenne pepper mixed in. I despise spicy foods, so it took a lot of guts for me to drink it, but drink it I did, and lo and behold my voice suddenly sounded tons better the next day. Not only that, but my congestion had cleared up a great deal. Cayenne pepper is the stuff of the gods and I am so glad I found this site. THANK YOU, EARTH CLINIC!


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Posted by Paula (Lancaster, OH) on 09/14/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have had this virus for about a month and a half now. I felt like I had gotten better about 2 weeks ago and then it came back with a vengence. Low grade fever every day, plugged ears, severe cough, postnasal drip, sore throat, swollen spleen, swollen glands, fatigue. My daughter has same symptoms and was diagnosed via blood test with mono. I am pretty sure thats what I have too. I am desperate for an antivral cure. Have tried crushed garlic 3 x day w/ no effect. I inhale saline every 2 hours thru nose. Antibiotics were tried in the beginning before the mono diagnosis with no result. Tried Cayenne pepper gargle which relieves the sore throat but I am looking for a more permanent solution. I was told that olive leaf extract will kick the virus but I cannot find any info on it. Does anyone have any they could pass on?

Replied by Sasha
(Houston, Tx.)
08/21/2015

I am having the same symptoms. What ultimately worked for you?


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Posted by Rob (Boston) on 09/13/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Nice, this worked for me almost immediately. It stings a little but its definitely worth it!


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Posted by Erin (Bettendork, IA) on 09/09/2006
1 out of 5 stars

i so wanted to be a believer of this remedy, as i've been suffering from a very bad sore throat/tonsillitis for nearly four days now. swallowing is very painful and it feels like my tonsils are the size of golf balls. maybe the problem lies in that i don't really have a sore throat, but sore tonsils. who knows. i guess both hurt. i wince everytime i swallow as the pain is so bad. Also, it might be helpful if more people told what parts cayenne/water people used. i had no idea how much to use, so i put about 1 teaspoon (or a little more) in a cup and a half of hot water and gargled for about 15 seconds twice in a half hour. The pepper burned my mouth pretty bad. i had to drink some water afterwards as the burning was so bad. it's the next morning now and no relief. any suggestions? and, how the heck can you gargle this for 10 mins?!?! i could only gargle for 30 seconds or less. i've tried this "solution" a few times now and it's a NAY for me.


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Posted by Debby (Paris, TN) on 08/20/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I am always willing to try something with out pills to heal myself. I couldn't wait to get out of work as I was so miserable I wanted to crawl under the table and die lol but I bought some cayenne powder and started gargling with it at midnight.... it was hotter than coal to me but I could feel it kicking in, it not only took away the sore throat but decongested my head and my chest! Unbelievable! I would have spent a fortune at the doctor on stupid meds and antibiotics that don't do anything but relieve symptoms! I will pass that around to anyone that tells me they have a sore throat and then some! And your site! Thank you for having it!!! Now I can go to work and put myself into my job! :) Ty TY TY TY TY


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Posted by Christian (Charlottesville, VA) on 07/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Another thumbs up here. I could feel a significant difference within 20 minutes. Obviously effective if done right! I'm new to the site and very impressed. Down with the "FDA approved" prescription and store bought crap!


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Posted by Cassie (Springfield, OH) on 07/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

wow!... i didn't think this stuff would really work!... i just got back from cheer camp and i had no voice at all and i needed an overnight cure because we were holding a cheer camp of our own the next day... so i was looking for cures online and i saw this and i thought i would try it... within seconds of gargling this stuff i had a voice again... this stuff is a miracle worker!!... i am absolutely amazed!


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Posted by Armando (Boynton Beach, FL) on 07/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have been trying OTC medicines for a couple of days seeking relief from a sore throat. You know it feels like you swallow every ten seconds when you have a sore thoat, you don't realize this relfex is repeated so often automatically UNTIL you have a sore throat! At any rate, I googled home remedies and found this powerful, effective method to relieve sore throat, I did it last night and felt relief right away, this morning it was a little bit painful again but I repeated the cayenne pepper gargles and felt relief right away, it works!


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Posted by Sabrina (Boise, Idaho) on 07/29/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was at the end of my rope for the day, it had felt like someone poured gasoline down my throat and lit it on fire. I found this when I googled home remedies and figured what do I have to lose. So I tried it, and have to say I thought I was going to die from the heat and the burning from it trickling down the back of my throat, but within a few mins I could swallow, did it a few more times before I went to bed and this morning when I woke up my throat was completely normal. LOve it will never use anything else again. Thank you so much.



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