Introduction: Remedy for Losing Your Voice - Cayenne Cure

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Losing your voice is not fun. In 2009 my son and I both contracted the H1N1 Swine Flu and we were sick for a long time. Somewhere in the midst of illness I lost my voice. I literally could not talk and tried every cure I could find online to fix my problem so my little son could hear me again. Nothing worked - until I tried this. If you are desperate enough to get that voice back, then you'll want to do this asap. And, sorry that you are sick!

It is a very simple cure - not for the weak-minded! If you're afraid to do this - I don't blame you - but it's all in your mind. If I can do this, without vomiting - you will be able to also (I hope).

All you need is Cayenne Pepper.

Take a small glass and pour in about 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper. Add a few tablespoons of warm-to-hot water to the cup and mix it around the best you can.

Then Gargle with it - and spit it out. You may need to do it a couple of times for it to work - and may be fine after the first try. All I know is that my voice came back right away. It wasn't 100% back but it was at least 70% better than before that. And if hours later my voice started to go away again - I would do this again and it would be back. This really worked for me. I can't vouch for everyone on here - but it honestly worked for me. And I didn't get sick from doing this either - but don't swallow the stuff and be careful to try not to get it on your lips. It will tingle or burn!

Feel better soon! Also, the other thing which soothed my sore throat and overall ill feeling was taking some theraflu tea. Hope this helps and take care!


SusannaB2 (author)2016-04-24

It worked a little bit, but gave me an asthma attack.

HollyMann (author)SusannaB22016-09-18

I am so sorry..I will put a disclaimer upthere

JoJo.E.Y (author)2015-10-17

wow! ive never hearde of this before but im going into my kitchen and trying it. I heard abo0ut garling warm water and salt 4 times a day.... but my voice is gone all the way I van't even whisper. so Ill let you know how it goes. THANKS!

HollyMann (author)JoJo.E.Y2015-10-17

Let me know how it works for you ok! It was the only thing that helped me years back when I was in the same situation..with only being able to barely whisper! Hope this helps!!!

Mrballeng (author)2013-11-16

Very good to know!

HollyMann (author)Mrballeng2013-12-01

Thanks!!! :)

jessyratfink (author)2013-11-13

What? Crazy. I'll have to try this! Both the boy and I have been super congested so far this fall. :P

HollyMann (author)jessyratfink2013-11-13

Oh sorry to hear you two aren't feeling well! I am regularly congested too...hate it - especially in winter...for that I take sudafed. If you ever lose your voice..this is a great fix! Hopefully you won't need it!

rvt1985 (author)2013-11-13

I will give this a try next time this happens to me. It reminds me of a remedy my Mom uses to stave off an oncoming cold... she makes a mixture of cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar and drinks it by the spoonful. It's not tasty but it seems to help. Anyways, thanks for the idea!

HollyMann (author)rvt19852013-11-13

Oh good to know. :) I have tried the apple cider vinegar too - my grandma used to give that to my dad as a remedy. It's hard to drink though.

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