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Sore Throat Remedies?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TheChickenCameFirst, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Ok, I've been sick for the past couple days with some sort of killer cold. I think I'm over it for the most part, fever is gone, etc. I don't have strep, but a nasty sore throat! I know about the gargling with salt water, but does anyone else have any remedies that can help soothe my throat? your help is GREATLY appreciated!
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Try this tea. If you don't have all the ingredients, that's ok.

    To a cup of hot, not boiling water (not heated in the microwave) add:
    a pinch of slippery elm bark
    a pinch of cayenne
    about 1/2 a regular sized lemon
    a teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    about 2 tsp. honey, more if you like it sweeter

    3 or 4 cups of it spread out through a day really helps
  3. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    have you tried honey just let it run down your throat it coats the muscles i do this maybe 4 or 5 times a year whenever i get sore throat
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Cepacol came out with a new throat spray that is WICKED NUMBY!!!!!
    ITs so NUMBY, my DH cant use it. But if you really need it, its awesome. It also helps a tickle cough that follows and keeps you up at night.
  5. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    another drink you might try. I found this one in an old book about natural medicine. Its yummy enough for the kids to drink happily and I feel great after drinking it. This was recommended as a flu preventative.

    Apple cider ( or juice if thats what you have on hand) I use a whole gallon when I make it. Its popular in our house.
    a couple cloves
    a cinnamon stick
    a wedge of lemon.
    and honey to taste

    I just put in on the stove for a bit. Now I do warn you, because of the cloves you will feel like you are trying to sweat out the cold. I always feel very good afterwards though.

    For a sore throat I got a honey based cough syrup from whole foods last year. I also will just drink lemon and honey thick.
  6. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    Take honey and pour into a sauce pan squeeze fresh lemon juice into the honey. heat and stir till a slight boil. Let cool a bit but while still warm take 3 or 4 tablespoons as needed. My grandmother passed this to us and always soothes a sore throat. Use 1/4 cup honey and 1 lemon.
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea served hot with some honey for sweetening. If you're truly brave, add a bit of powdered garlic too.
  8. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
    You may not find this easily, but you can get in online: Oreganol. It is the oil of oregano. You place several drops under your tongue & hold it until you can't stand it anymore (it burns kind of like spicy food). It is absorbed into the membranes & shortens colds/flu and respiratory ailments, along with sore throats. I always end up burping up what tastes like pizza (lol). I found ours at a heath food store locally, but did find it online. It is kind of expensive, as .45 fluid oz cost me almost $20. BUT.... it lasts forever! I take it at the first sign of a cold, and several times, the cold never even kicked in.... YAY! Mine is Mediterraneon Source Wild Handpicked P73. I was somewhat skeptical when I was first told about it, but it really does work.... I give it to my kids & there are NO side effects (except burping).

    I hope you feel better! [​IMG]
  9. cellochck

    cellochck In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2009
    Union, ME
    chamomile tea with lots of honey. I also make "hot lemonade." Juice of half a lemon and a lot of honey mixed with enough hot water to fill a coffee mug.
  10. Awww thanks everyone! [​IMG] I am feeling better, but it one bad sore throat that does not want to go away! I have honey lemon and garlic in my cupboards right now, so I'll try that with hot water! Thanks!!![​IMG]

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