Sore Throat
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Cayenne Pepper for a Sore Throat

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Posted by Courtney (Littleton, Colorado) on 01/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

What an amazing cure. Last night, i was ready to cut out my throat. It felt like i was swallowing razor blades. I came upon your site, and upped the cayenne quite a bit (i can handle the heat) with lots of honey, lemon juice, and hot water. It tasted horrible, (not enough honey i suspect) but right away my throat felt better.


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Posted by Jeff (New Castle, Pennsylvania) on 01/31/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Well, I have been a sports player for quite a while, so pain is kinda nutural for me. (As they say no pain, no gain.) Well the one pain I can't stand is a sore throat! (Sad I know.) So as I was Google searching sore throat remedy's, I came across this site. I saw a lot of people say "cayenne and water", so I decided to try it. What I did was take a little under 1/8 of a TEASPOON of cayenne pepper and 1/2 a cip of warm water. Just mix that together and gargul. I thought to myself "This is going to burn like CRAZY!!" But amazingly enough it helped more than it burned!!! The only thing is your tounge feels a litle funky after you do it. Other than that, I would just like to say thank you to the people who posted it on this website!!


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Posted by Jessica (Brooklyn, New York) on 02/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I used the Cheyenne Pepper for a SEVERE sore throat that kept me up all night long until 3:50AM! I took amoxicillin that I had in my medicine cabinet, halls drops, warm soup, NOTHING HELPED. I even resorted to eating a chain of ice pops just to get some relieve, but it was a no go. I then decided to rush to the emergency room as soon I saw the sun, but then I googled "Sore Throat Cures" and came to this site. I browsed through the testimonials, skeptically, all the while rubbing my ENFLAMED throat...Finally, in desperation, I thought: "Let me try it! I have nothing to lose and possibly everything to gain.

So I took a half a glass of the hottest water I could stand, emptied a little more than half a capsule of Cheyenne into it, added honey, about 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (These were all grocery bought items I had lying around...)and gargled with it and I repeated the gargling 4 more times throughout the night. (even though the first shot was enough to be satisfied, I wanted to make sure it would STAY gone!) It was AMAZING! I instantly took away my sore throat, and now I can even swallow without feeling like sandpaper is going down with my saliva! Anyone who's the least bit skeptical, don't hesitate PLEASE! It REALLY works!


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Posted by Crystal (Chicago, il) on 02/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne pepper cured my sore throat! I have been sick for three weeks now. It start as something viral and led into a sinus infection. Just when I thought the worst was over I woke up with a sore throat that felt like razor blades when I spoke or swallowed. I also had sores which is why I was little scared. I didn't have cayenne but had a mexican bottled hot sauce.Its made from chile arbol. I put a couple drops (1 tsp) in a cup of warm water and gargled six times. just tried it 30 min ago and its working well. The sore that felt like a ball already seems smaller. Go for it and adjust the heat to what you can stand.


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Posted by John (weare N.H) on 02/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne/Tabasco, Wow who would thought... Thank you very much. Looks like we have nation wide health care after all.


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Posted by kimberly (san marcos, california) on 02/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the cayenne pepper in tea remedy, and i've only drank one cup of tea so far, but it's a LOT easier to swallow! i can drink water again without wishing someone would take my throat away and give me a new one! i made a cup of lemon & ginger tea (my roommate has teabags of it), put a little less than 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper in, and about one tsp of honey. i'm definitely going to be drinking that tea again today! (i think i'll wait a little bit, though, because it is kinda spicy)


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Posted by Mike (Los Angeles, California) on 02/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Terrible sore throat past couple of day. Same symptoms as many others here: pain kept me awake all night, felt like I swallowed razor blades. Tried benzocaine/menthol throat lozenges (basically useless). Tea with honey and lemon(better). Then I thought I'd look up some home remedies and came across this site. I didn't have any cider vinegar on hand so I thought I'd give the cayenne mixed with warm water gargle remedy a try. I ended up mixing a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne in a 1/2 cup of hot water, which I let cool to warm. The thought of gargling with red hot pepper tea to cure what felt like a throat full of razor blades seemed very scary, but it ended up not being as bad as it sounds. And it worked!


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Posted by Kevin (Brooklyn, NY) on 02/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've been sick for about the past two days, with a very strange flu like cold but not quite the flu. Anyway, my throat was hurting me very very badly. It felt like someone stuck a size 11 shoe with spikes down my throat. I was thinking about going to the hospital for antibiotics but instead thought perhaps I should search for a natural cure before spending hundreds of dollars. Sure enough I found your site and saw the comments about cayenne pepper. It just so happens that I have a bottle of ______ cayenne solution in my cabinet. So I gargled and sipped a bit and I can feel a bit of relief when I swallow. It's only been about 10 minutes since I did it and I an feel a difference. I will continue to do it throughout the day and see if makes the soreness go away completely


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Posted by Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colorado) on 02/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Well, after 2 visits to the doctor in 5 days due to a SEVERE sore throat with sores and white spots, I really thought I had strep throat. I tested negative both times, but my throat was so sore that I sat on my couch and cried. I haven't slept in 3 nights because it's just getting more and more worse, even after going to the store and buying $20 worth of medicines for colds and sore throats. I gargled with salt water, took 3 kinds of throat drops, ate ice cream to let it slide down my throat for any relief that I could get. Nothing worked. I even used a sinus rinse that you can buy in Walmart to cleanse out my sinuses. Still, nothing worked. Then thinking I was doomed to be sick forever (it seems like that when your miserable), I googled sore throat remedies and found this website. I, like everyone else, was sick and tired of being sick and tired and looking for SOME form a relief. I went ahead and tried the warm water and cayenne straight up since I felt I couldn't possibly feel any worse, and it WORKED! IT REALLY WORKS! I plan on keeping it up until it's totally gone, but I'm feeling like my old self again! I betcha by tomorrow I'll feel like going outside! My husband is in another state at the moment, but he's got the same thing that I have, so I told him and he's on his way to the store right now! Thank you so VERY, VERY MUCH for this LIFE SAVING information!


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Posted by Soon-to-be-mom (Riverside, California) on 02/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant and don't have a whole lot of options when it comes to cures. I've had the worst sore throat for the last couple days. I haven't slept much due to the pain. I found this sight and decided "What the heck?" I figured the worst that could happen is it wouldn't work. So I mixed about 1/8 tsp. of cayenne with about 8oz. water and gargled until the glass was empty. My sore throat isn't gone yet but I'm sure that if I keep it up it will be soon. I've only done 1 glass and i am already able to swallow without cringing. In between I'm using salt water which helps with the slight burning on my tongue. Next time I might try the spray bottle idea.


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Posted by Adriana (Sunrise, Florida) on 03/03/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne pepper cured my sore throat!!! Finally something that really works RIGHT AWAY!!! I love you guys soooo much!!!! I had had this terrible and annoying pain for a few days now and nothing had worked. I hate antibiotics, so trying to avoid a visit to the Dr tomorrow, i decided to google home remedies and i was directed to this site. After reading so many comments i figured it had to help some... So i tried it! OH MY GOD my mouth was on fire!!!! but it WORKED!!! I was amazed..... I recommend covering your mouth with a waschcloth to avoid splashing your face (eyes)...and also, RINSE with milk...do not swallow the milk!! And please don't brush your teeth afterwards.....it makes it worse!!! but who cares?? your sore throat isn't there.... bottom line: INCREDIBLE REMEDY,...


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Posted by Andrea (Longmont, Colorado) on 03/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have had the WORST sore throat and nothing was helping. I know that it is good to drink tea and orange juice (so that you pee a lot and clean out your system and get the vitamin C) but not even Cephecal (the numbing cough drops) were helping to relieve the pain. Then, I put vasaline on my lips (as advised) and combined 1 CUP of OJ (without pulp) with 1/4 tablespoon of Cayanne Pepper. It wasn't that hot to me (but I can take hot) and after gargling and then drinking it immediately after, I feel relief. I think I will try this again with more cayanne. Thanks so much! I read my son his stories and wasn't in total pain with a throat losenge in my mouth!


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Posted by Cassie (Chicago, Illinois) on 03/16/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have had an excruciating sore throat for about three days. I even went to the doctor to get antibiotics. They did no help, i tried everything from lozengers, tea, and pain medication. I came across this site and read the cayenne pepper remedy...at first i felt no relief, so i repeated the process of about a pinch of cayenne and hot water about 4 times before going to bed...i woke up in complete relief! I cannot believe the change in my throat. I will now skip the doctor and go straight to this remedy...THANK YOU!!!


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Posted by Luis (New York, NY) on 07/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

So I've been having a sore throat for the last 6 days. Today saw a doctor and she prescribed Zithromax 5 day treatment. We'll see. However, the pain I have in my throat is terrible and I can't swallow. 3 advils do not help. So I came here and found the Cayenne Pepper Water gargle thing. I went, took 1 teaspoon into 1/2 cup warmish water. the first few gargles went well.. Im used to spicy food so the tongue thing didn't worry me. But my throat pain is deeper than the gargle hits. So the last round I let some of the solution drop deeper into my throat. When it came into contact with whatever is irritated, my entire head caught fire. I had extraordinary pain from my throat through my ears and I was tearing and shaking uncontrollably, gripping my sink with both hands....I howled from the pain. it took a good 5 minutes and deep breathing to calm down. Basically, I maced myself it seems. This did nothing for the pain in my throat either, only, it showed me that the infection does in fact radiate to my ears. Now I will wait for the antibiotic to kick in I think. Im still shaken up by it but I think I'll survive.


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Posted by Karenna (SF, CA) on 06/01/2007
1 out of 5 stars

Cayenne is NOT unsafe per one of your feedback customers. I recently found your website in some research I am doing on Cayenne and Lymph, but was a little disconcerted to see that you published someone's testimonial warning others not to use cayenne if they do not want their blood thinned.

Cayenne is used in midwifery and in other instances when needed to stop hemorrhaging, and has the ability to correct and balance both ends of many circulation issues. It will assist in dissolving clots as well as stopping bleeding, and it will -- over time -- correct both high and low blood pressure.

I suggest to all readers that when it comes to benefits and contraindications of herbs and medications, that they exhaustive research, or at least more than they think is necessary, to discover what they need to know for their particular situation or those for whom they are caring.


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Posted by Amy (New Haven, CT) on 02/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Love your site but wanted to let you know that the reason you are supposed to stop taking cayenne pepper before surgery has nothing whatsoever to do with inflammation (which in most cases it doesn't cause anyhow). The reason is that Cayenne Pepper is a very effective blood thinner and so, like aspirin, you don't take it prior to surgery, to ensure minimal blood loss.