Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy

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Introduction: Multi-Use Sore Throat Remedy

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NOTE: This is a "home remedy"... Use at your own discretion and risk.

IF YOUR SORE THROAT SYMPTOMS GET WORSE, SEE A DOCTOR! (I never once will EVER suggest that you don't). Our bodies can't always fight off all infections (obviously), so if you need antibiotics then GET THEM.

I am a supporter of BOTH natural and medicinal treatments (and, yes, I vaccinated ALL of my kids, lol). I believe in taking antibiotics for serious infections like strep. With that said, I am providing this instructable as a natural way for anyone who is interested in it.

This remedy also is beneficial for ANY bacterial or viral infection that can manifest itself in the throat/mouth. BONUS! :)

NOTE: Each ingredient in this concoction has MANY more healing effects then just this one (and I've listed a lot of those out in the last few steps of this instructable). So be sure to stick around to see those!

Step 1: The Miracle Concoction...

INGREDIENTS:

*3 cloves fresh garlic or 3 teaspoons minced garlic

*1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

*Raw or pure honey to taste

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT:

*Apple Cider Vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

1. Peel and crush your fresh garlic cloves (either with a mortar and pestle or a hand held garlic mincer) and put them in a small bowl or simply put your pre-minced, jarred garlic in a small bowl.

2. Mix in a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper. (Don't worry about it being too spicy, the honey really dulls it down!)

3. Mix in your honey to taste.

THE REMEDY:

Simply eat 1/2 teaspoon of this concoction every 30 minutes. Make more of this recipe as needed.

NOTE: A large amount of garlic can potentially upset your stomach when eaten this regularly (especially if you're not used to eating it), so make sure it's only1/2 teaspoon (no less then 1/4 teaspoon). You can reduce the frequency of how often you take it in a day, but make sure it's at least with every meal and snack. If you have an aggressive level of infection, the reduction of consumption could result in it only working partially, so just take that into consideration.

My kids (ages 5-10 at the time) took this, too, and at the same amounts as listed here. This just goes to show that the flavor is definitely NOT too intense and it's safe for all ages!

ADDING THE BIG GUNS:

In addition to eating this concoction every 30 minutes--if you really want to kick this infection to the curb in a hurry--gargle apple cider vinegar 3 times per day, too.

Step 2: Benefits of Garlic

Along with strep-throat-relieving benefits, all of the ingredients in this home remedy have MANY more incredible health benefits to offer (so you're healing A LOT more then just your strep with this concoction)!

Some additional benefits of garlic are:

1. Garlic is highly nutritious (but low in calories)

2. It helps reduce the chances of getting a cold by 63% and it reduces the length of a pre-existing cold from 5 days to just 1.5 days

3. It can reduce blood pressure which can in-turn reduce the chance of heart attack or stroke (in high supplemental doses)

4. It improves cholesterol levels thus lowering your chance of heart disease

5. It contains antioxidants that help prevent Alzheimer's disease and Dementia

6. It can help with your physical performance

7. The sulfur compounds in garlic have been shown to protect against organ damage from heavy metal toxicity

8. It may improve bone health

9. It may help improve your iron metabolism and absorption

10. It may regulate the number of fat cells your body develops (helping you maintain or get down to a healthy weight)

11. It helps protect against oxidative stress and negative inflammation (For info on what oxidative stress is, see: http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Oxidati...)

12. It has many antibacterial and antiviral benefits

13. It even has cancer prevention benefits!

Resources:

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-be...

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice...

Step 3: Benefits of Honey

Like garlic, honey has a plethora of health and medicinal benefits, too! Such as...

1. It helps prevent cancer

2. Helps prevent heart disease

3. Reduces ulcers

4. Helps heal gastrointestinal disorders

5. Has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties.

6. Helps to increase physical and athletic performance

7. It reduces cough and throat irritation

8. Helps improve eyesight

9. Aids in weight loss

10. Helps with sexual dysfunctions

11. Helps heal urinary tract infections/disorders

12. Helps improve bronchial asthma

13. Aids in calming down diarrhea and nausea

14. Has a special quality of penetrating to your deepest tissue levels in your body

15. When used with herbal preparations, it helps to enhance the medicinal qualities of those preparations

16. Helps to regulate your blood sugar

17. Aids in healing wounds and burns

18. Has probiotic properties

19. Helps nourish and moisturize your skin

20. Aids in relieving allergies

21. Naturally provides a boost in energy

22. Boosts your memory

23. Helps you sleep better

24. Treats dandruff

And so much more...

NOTE: Be mindful, though, to consume regular but appropriate amounts of honey. Too much of it could have adverse effects over time.

Resources:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-health-benefit...

http://www.medicaldaily.com/liquid-gold-7-health-b...

Step 4: Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Additional benefits of cayenne pepper include:

1. Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach

2. It helps treat ulcers

3. It aids in healing sore throats and spasmodic/irritating coughs (also ones caused by scarlet fever)

4. It helps treat diarrhea

5. It breaks up and removes mucus

6. It helps to prevent and cure migraine headaches

7. It helps relieve allergies

8. It helps to boost your metabolism

9. It is a digestive aid

10. It helps relieve intestinal gases

11. It helps with chronic and degenerative conditions

12. It's useful for helping relieve blood clots

13. It helps your circulatory system get moving

14. It aids in detoxing your body

15. It's a joint-pain reliever (aka reliever of arthritic pain)

16. It has antibacterial properties

17. It has anti-cancer properties (such as lung cancer and liver tumor prevention)

18. It supports healthy weight loss

19. Promotes heart health

20. It's a great fighter against tooth and gum diseases

21. When used topically, cayenne has been used to treat snake bites, rheumatism, sores, wounds and lumbago

22. "Putting cayenne pepper powder directly into a bleeding wound can stop it from bleeding and will help the wound to heal without a scar or with a minimal scar formation"

23. It helps lower cholesterol

24. It helps prevent frostbite in extremely cold weather when put into your socks and shoes

25. It reduces fevers

Resources:

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/...

http://www.3fatchicks.com/8-health-benefits-of-cay...

Step 5: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Last but not least, here are some benefits of apple cider vinegar:

1. It freshens your mouth

2. Treats acid reflux

3. Aids in treating diarrhea (caused by bacterial infection) and intestinal spasms

4. Helps prevent indigestion

5. Helps stop the hiccups

6. Helps with any kind of hair type

7. Helps to stop itchiness from insect bites

8. It aids in healing blemishes, psoriasis, eczema, etc

9. Treats diabetes and helps lower blood sugar levels

10. Lowers cholesterol

11. Lowers high blood pressure

12. Aids in healthy weight loss

13. It regulates the pH balance of your skin and internally

14. It helps fade age spots and scars

15. It helps ward off warts

16. It can remove stains from your teeth

17. It aids in soothing sunburned skin

18. It's a natural aftershave and massage treatment

19. It cleanses your lymph nodes

20. Helps remove candida from your body

And so much more!

**I hope this information has been helpful to you. Try this natural home remedy the next time your throat is aching!**

Resources:

http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stori...

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5875/15-Reasons-to-...

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    4 years ago

    THANKS SO MUCH! We won! LOVE TO YOU ALL! <3 <3 <3

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    NatashaS73
    NatashaS73

    9 months ago

    Wow. You absolutely got slammed by those still attached to their precious medical doctors. Yes, strep is serious ... yes over use of antibiotics will cause you to develop a resistant strain. Uss, strep can affect your heart. Yes, this works. My daughter was getting strep SEVERAL times a year. Every time we went to the doctors because I was afraid of it going to her heart. On the very last visit for strep the doctor said she was afraid it was becoming antibiotic resistant, so they gave her rocephin .. she was transported from the clinic to the ER because it stopped her heart ... that was the turning point to me. I became more natural and did tons of research. I created a similar recipe in 2007 and she never had strep again. Just because the doctor have you convinced they are the only ones with the answers, doesn’t make it so. Use common sense and do what is right for YOUR family ... instead of coming here and knocking someone trying to help beyond your understanding.

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you for your kind words! I agree with you 100%! Sorry for the delayed response!

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    forever_tinkering
    forever_tinkering

    4 years ago

    I understand what you're trying to do, but I think you should re edit the remedy as a "soothing help to a sore throat."

    The reason i say this is if you have a streptococcal infection and you know this, it is because a doc has said so. there is no cure for strep throat other than Antibiotics.

    The best remedy to take whilst on antibiotics is good live bacteria yogurt not garlic.

    If you have a sore throat, and it gets worse then see a doctor.

    A throat infection could be fatal if left treated with garlic.

    I applaud your efforts to submit a positive Instructable, but a remedy made at home for infections as serious as this is just promoting trouble for you.

    Simon

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    NatashaS73
    NatashaS73

    Reply 9 months ago

    Strep is serious and if the concoction doesn’t provide relief, absolutely seek medical care. HOWEVER, my daughter was getting strep several times a year and it was becoming antibiotic resistant... yes that’s a thing. So way back in 2007 I came up with a similar recipe ... and she never got strep again. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 4 years ago

    I agree! That's why this remedy is NOT saying "just take some garlic." Garlic alone doesn't have nearly the medicinal benefits as cayenne pepper (which the American Association of Cancer Research claimed to KILL prostate cancer cells) and apple cider vinegar and honey. That's why they're all combined for their various reasons. Also, antibiotics simply kill bacteria (which is the same thing your body does naturally)...and this remedy helps to up your immunity to do just that. Thanks for commenting and visiting :) And, I said to PLEASE get antibiotics in the beginning of this instructable for a strep infection (if you KNOW it's strep)!

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    gsvanwinkle
    gsvanwinkle

    Reply 4 years ago

    You keep stating the American Association of Cancer Research claimed cayenne pepper kills prostate cancer cells. I searched their site and found no such study or article. Please provide the link to this study on their site.

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    benwade
    benwade

    Reply 4 years ago

    I followed her link, and there is such an article.

    HOWEVER

    the American Association of Cancer Research is a SCAM organization

    see: https://smartasset.com/insights/the-50-worst-charities-in-america-how-to-keep-from-being-scammed

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    BryanB7
    BryanB7

    Reply 4 years ago

    I don't like getting into things like this . But I think that you miss read . Her point is to help with streptococcal soothing the discomfort . She did not say not to take antibiotics. My neighbor has tried this recipe and said . He feels much better than just being on antibiotics. SHARE LOVE not criticism. BIG HUG eveyone

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 4 years ago

    So glad to hear that testimony! Thanks for sharing it :) You are an awesome encourager...it's very refreshing.

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    ShirleyAxe
    ShirleyAxe

    2 years ago

    Honey is a great natural antibiotic too

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    AbrarA29
    AbrarA29

    3 years ago

    Strep throat is a bacterial infection of throat, nasal
    cavity and its surrounding regions. The bacterium causes inflammation which
    results in breathing difficulties. Antibiotics are used to treat strep throat.
    Apart from the medicinal treatment, strep throat can also be treated with home
    remedies. There are few home remedies for the strep throat that can help you.
    These home remedies include: Take plenty
    of rest, Increase the intake of fluids, Gargle with warm water can soothe the
    throat irritation, Chamomile tea is an effect pain reliever. Warm beverages can
    be administered to soothe sore throat, Use of honey garlic and lemon can be
    effective, Herbal tea and soups are also effective against the sore throat as
    well, Ingredients like garlic onion, black pepper and cloves in your soups are
    effective and Take vitamin C for a week or two, whenever the weather is
    changing.


    Reference: www.healthunits.com/ent/is-strep-throat-contagious

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 3 years ago

    Did you know Vit D is the most important vitamin (more so than Vit C) for immunity and healing? It's fun to learn new things from one another :) Here's just one sample resource: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/04/why-this-vitamin-is-better-than-any-vaccine-and-improves-your-immune-system-by-35-times.aspx

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for commenting and sharing your wisdom! Many blessings :)

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    Rakeshkhushwaha
    Rakeshkhushwaha

    4 years ago

    Hello,

    Really a great post,

    Thanks for sharing this article with us. I also read a valuable article on sore throat

    http://thelifesquare.com/how-to-get-rid-of-a-sore-throat-quickly-857832/

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the kind words! Many blessings :)

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    belsey
    belsey

    4 years ago

    Sometimes it's hard not to take things personally, and sometimes discussions in the comments sections do veer off the topic of the instructable... but they are valuable nonetheless, particularly this one since it made you clarify your title and emphasize the very real need to consult a doctor. This defines "constructive criticism" and it's one of the reasons I appreciate so much the Instructables community. Benwade's link to the scam charities is also very valuable (and not a personal criticism of you!). I prefer donating to organizations who spend the bulk of their donations on their advertised beneficiaries, so I'm grateful to him for pointing them out (and to you for typing the list!). It's not about a feeling, it's about simple math: any charity which keeps more than 50 cents of each donated dollar is, objectively, scamming its donors. The goal of these organizations is not charity work, it is fundraising, as much as possible, to feed themselves. It is worth calling them out, and it is worth being very skeptical of any claims they might make (like cayenne cures cancer) given their lack of credibility. They are PR machines, not scientific or charity organizations.

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    The Juliart
    The Juliart

    4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS,!! I voted for you and so happy you got the top prize.

    Great job! Jewels

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 4 years ago

    Aww thank you, love! :)

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    kart15
    kart15

    4 years ago

    congratulations :)