Cayenne for Throat Problems:
Yes, the cayenne pepper did give me temporary relief. But then I did the following this morning and I cannot believe it worked!
A post I found on another site said you pulled your esophagus muscles out of place. Do a hard stomach reaching cough the kind that makes you gag. You can also dry heave to get the muscles back into place. It then says to do other exercises to help keep your muscles in place.
I just started this morning and it did have major effect right away, although I did still feel a small lump. I did a few good dry heaves since and it is now 4-5 hours later and all I have now is a minor sore throat. I think because the muscles are tired. The lump feeling is gone!!! I cannot believe it. I wanted to share here since I come to this site a lot and I really hope this helps other people. Good luck.
This is the blog I found it on. See vercingetorix post on Jan 12,2010.
Thank you for the cayenne post on cayenne for thickened mucus lodged at bottom of the throat!!
This is the 2nd time that my boyfriend has had this happen to him (first time we went to the ER and a couple expensive medical bills later..) so we tried 2 drops of cayenne tincture and literally 30 seconds after he swallowed it, IT WORKED!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Who knew?! ;)
Infrequently I'll get food stuck in my throat. I can breathe fine but there is pain and I can't swallow anything - not even saliva. For the most part I've learned to avoid the triggers (i.e. Raw carrots) but I recently found out that if I down a few drops of cayenne tincture mixed with a little water the food immediately goes down. It appears that my mucus is thickening at the base of my throat (possibly due to food allergies?). Back in the day, I even had to go to the emergency room and have a endoscopy done to dislodge the food. Other times it would take me up to 30 minutes to get food down (or throw it up) but the Cayenne is a great quick fix for my issue. I'm assuming this is due to its ability to thin mucous. Hope to find the root cause at some point but this has really been a life saver in the meantime.
Having had throat problems for 20 years, comprising of pain, tickly cough, sticky mucus, I have tried almost everything with little success. I then tried cayenne gargle, with a little salt. The result is fantastic, almost immediately, my throat was back to normal, no mucus or pain. I now use a gargle mix of cayenne, apple cider vinegar, salt & honey twice daily. I also take cayenne with food. Generally feel very well and am very happy to have got rid of throat problems. I have been doing this regime for 2 weeks now.