View Full Version : Please share your favorite sore throat remedy
11-28-2007, 10:11 AM
Does anyone have a tried and true cold and/or sore throat remedy that you swear by? I woke up this morning with a miserable cold that I've been fighting off for some time now, but it looks like it finally won. My throat hurts so bad it pains me to swallow. Can anyone help? It's my first time being sick since going raw (and it's not detox, it's definitely a cold, everyone I know and work with is sick).
11-28-2007, 10:18 AM
Whenever I feel a cold coming on, or any of my children starts snifling (which, by the way, rarely happens) this works wonders.
Take 1-2 cloves of garlic and crush them. Mix in 1 Tbsp of raw honey and eat it. I know it sounds weird. It really doesn't taste that bad as the honey masks the taste of the garlic. My children will eat it, so it can't be too bad. I would take this several times a day. It works wonderfully!
Also a good way to clean yourself out is to eat horseadish. I'm not sure how desperate you are though! :)
Hope you feel better soon
11-28-2007, 10:23 AM
I haven't got a cold since raw, so I can't say for sure, but I think fresh ginger juice would be great.
11-28-2007, 10:30 AM
Clove oil works well to help numb the pain.
Or my favorite is to make honeyballs. I take slippery elm, clove powder and ginger and mix them together. Then add just enough honey to mix it up without getting it too wet. Then roll them in little balls. Just suck on a ball whenever you need to. It really helps with the pain.
If you end up getting too much honey in the mix just take a spoonful when needed.
11-28-2007, 10:55 AM
Thank you guys, this sounds great, really appreciate it :)
11-28-2007, 11:38 AM
slippery elm works great for the pain. garlic works good too. my sis and I are known for our garlic breath during cold/flu season. LOL! We have been known to carry bulbs around in our pocket and pop a clove every 20 minutes. Just make sure you take your enzymes or you will be in PAIN!!! :eek:
11-28-2007, 12:10 PM
Cayenne works really well. Sprinkle it on your food, or add it to some sweetened lemonade. Works for me every time!
11-28-2007, 12:11 PM
The homeopathic remedy aconite is wonderful for the early stages of colds/sore throats. Also for colds that come on because of exposure to the cold, such as after a rain, after being in the snow, after being in a cold wind, leaving the bedroom fan on too high at night, etc.
Hope you feel better soon!
11-28-2007, 12:21 PM
When I have a sore throat and can't cope with solids a banana "milk" shake always goes down nicely!
11-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Grandma's old tried and true.....mix up some salt in a little warm water and gargle several times a day! It really takes the sting and ache out.
11-28-2007, 02:45 PM
gargle with 2 T of raw apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water. can do several times a day if need be. this really works!
also check this great website for natural/folk remedies:
11-28-2007, 02:55 PM
I like to increase the amount of fresh juice in my diet as it is easy to swallow and provides plenty of usable nutrients to support the body in its healing efforts. I think fresh squeezed OJ is a really good one for the throat and also I like to put a fresh clove of garlic into each juice for its healing properties.
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