Sore Throat
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Pickle Juice for a Sore Throat

41 User Reviews

Posted by Madeline Keen (Austin,TX, USA) on 09/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I Had been at cheer all day and my throat was killing my from all the yelling plus the cold i was battling.The pickle juice helped tremendisly!!! I used 3 tablespoons of pickle juice ....warmed it ... then drank automaticly it cleared my sinises.

Posted by Tasmein (Chicago, Illinois) on 09/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Well I have had flu symptoms for the pass couple of days and my mom doesn't seem to want to give me anything but halls for my sore thoart which we all know doesn't really work! But I figured while I was laying on the couch I would google. So I can across the pickle juice remedy and hot sauce remedy. These were the only two ingrediants I knew we had in the kitchen so I decided to drink some pickle juice I didn't really drink a certain amount just enough so that my stomach wouldn't ache afterwards then I walked over and dipped my finger in a cup of hot sauce and sucked it from my finger, not in any specific measurements. My throat immediately felt relief! So now its only been about five mins but I can feel it working already! Who would have known!!! THANKS!!!

Posted by CC Ogasa (Tacoma, Washington) on 06/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hey, I have been up all night, as it is now 3 am, and tomorrow I am going camping with some friends. Well I'd rather go with a horridly sore throat than miss it but thought hey why not give it a shot? So I google Cures For Sore Throats, and I see a cure with pickles. I love pickles. Well I have heated up some pickle juice and have had a few sips. It's amazing. My stuffy nose is clearing and I can swallow again. Thank the Lord for pickles! It's really easy in case you haven't figured it out, heat up some pickle juice and wait for it to cool until you can drink it. Yummy too.

Posted by Merissa (Federal Way, WA) on 06/24/2008
0 out of 5 stars

Hey I've recently tried this "cure" with my friend, and for the first few sips it helped, really it did, until the heat from the "tea" itself faded. My stomach is now cramping. Warning: DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS PICKLE JUICE REMEDY WITHOUT FOOD IN YOUR STOMACH! It does NOT feel good. Although, I hardly notice my throat.

Posted by Joe (Brownsville, Texas) on 09/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

yes i can believe it the remedy worked! man my throat was killing me so i googled remedies for sore throat and i came across this website and found the "pickle brine" or "pickle juice" remedy. so all you do is drink the "brine" and thats it. it works great!

Posted by Salima (Madison, Wisconsin) on 05/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I am 19 weeks pregnant and got sick a few days ago. I didn't want to take any medicines so I've been downing cough drops for the past three days which has done absolutely nothing! I logged on to find a home remedy, and of course being pregnant I have a jar of pickles in my fridge! After drinking in the hot pickles juice I already felt better!! Apparently, the heated vapors of vinger helped my congestion and soothed my sore throat instantly. My coughing subsided dramatically and my throat didn't hurt as much. Thanks!!!!

Posted by Kasey (Goshen, Utah) on 04/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I know I am in desperate pain, when I'm sitting in front of the computer at three a.m. looking for home remedies for a super sore throat. I saw the doctor, well the nurse, today and was told after a sharp poke, instead of a swab of the throat that I do Not have strep. I almost wish I had it because two years ago, an anti-biotic took about two hours to kick in and End my suffering. So, the pick juice is really helping. I heated it, though I'm not sure that part is nessessary. I like pickle juice as is, but I've noticed relief just in breathing the vapors before it was cool enough to drink. I'll keep trying this and see if it "Cures" my sore throat. So far, it's absolutely helping the pain. So, thanks for the web site, and who ever listed this pickle idea. KJP Goshen Utah

Posted by Sister (Tucson, Arizona) on 04/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was suffering from discomfort in my throat all day and it worsened through tonight. I checked online for natural remedies (tried cinnamon on toast and it did not work) and came upon this site. I read about the dill pickle juice and, although unlike many of the others who seem to love pickles, I felt sick at the thought of trying this remedy. Even in the aisle at the store I felt disgusted. I opted for the kosher dill slices for the thinness (I probably should have selected the petite baby dills) and drank about an ounce of the juice followed by a sliced dill. My throat burned for some seconds after drinking the juice and eating the dill slice, but I am happy to say that the remedy worked and it worked FAST!

Posted by Lola (Bronx, New Jersey) on 04/16/2007
4 out of 5 stars

Pickle Juice helped my sore throat. I would not say this is a "cure", but it is a soother. It did make my throat feel slightly better, but not entirely. At this point even though I hate pickles, I was willing to try anything.

Posted by Eugene (Tucson, AZ) on 03/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

The best way to use pickle juice ( dill is the best) is to heat it up like you would hot tea. The heat activates the dill and vinager in a way that it helps even more. This not only helps with sore throats, but for stuffy heads and chest as well. I have used it several times and has not let me down.

Posted by Shannon (Wasilla, Alaska) on 03/13/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Alright so i woke up with a sore throat that was bothering me like no other and i couldn't find ANY medicine to cure it. I figured, hey why not google a remedy? So this site popped up and i didn't have half the stuff on here but BAM there's pickle juice. I totally love that. So i tried it and it worked!!!! i was SOOO Excited! i recommend this to anyone. THANKS ALOT

Posted by Rachel (UK) on 03/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was amazed at the immediate soothing element that the pickle juice had.

Posted by Emonni (Memphis, TN) on 02/04/2007
5 out of 5 stars

THANK YOU! My sore throat horrible and it made me so sick i couldn't tell the difference from hungry and full anymore so yesterday I passed out in the Hair Salon from starvation. Today I was still feeling horrible and I could barely talk so I started looking for remedies and after my google search this was the first page I clicked on and when I saw pickle brine as a remedy i was amazed because I LOVE pickles so I drank some and TA-DAH! I am feeling great! But now I need to eat before I blackout again.

Posted by Heidi (USA) on 01/04/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I've drunk pickle juice for hiccups so i was a bit skeptic about it being a cure for something else but wow! while the pickle juice did not cure my sore throat, it did alleviate almost all the pain. its been like 10 minutes since i drank it and i still feel great! who woulda thought huh?

Posted by Justin (Springfield, Missouri) on 12/28/2006
5 out of 5 stars

pickle juice worked great i had a sore throat and looked up home remedies for sore throat and saw this and tried it.. it definitely relieved the pain after about five minutes.. thanks alot.