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Cloves - An Effective, Natural Sore Throat Remedy

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Posted by Binds (Mumbai) on 02/20/2014
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After reading about the cloves remedy for sore throat, I tried it and found immediate relief...


Posted by Gc (Aberdeen, Uk) on 06/15/2012
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I've had a sore throat for the past three days. Swallowing has been very painful. Yesterday I had couple of cloves after dinner and immediately the pain reduced. I'm feeling much better this morning with the pain largely gone. Still feel a lumpiness, but it's on its way out!


Posted by Essma (Dallas, TX) on 03/13/2009
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My in laws are from Pakistan; many of their home remedies are similar to those in Ayurveda, and my mother in law's suggestions are unbelievably effective for the kids' ailments.

So to soothe a sore throat (not a cure but will help you sleep and function), keep a clove or a few cloves (the spice) in the back of your mouth. You can bite it a few times to release the oils. Cloves have numbing properties so maybe that is how it works. Anyway, everyone i have shared this with has found relief for their sore throats/night coughs with this!


Posted by Avidcooker (Raleigh, NC) on 12/23/2007
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Yes, I am a true believer of holistic medicine and cloves definately work great for sore throats. When I feel the sore throat coming on, I suck on 2 cloves, biting on them just a little so that the oil form within gets released. I keep it in my mouth for q hour or so, 3 times a day. And the sore throat is gone within 12 hours. I've never had to go to a doctor for this condition even as a child... the cure is there right at home.


Posted by Hema (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 11/05/2007
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Hi all, I came across this website after getting really tired of doctor's medication which have not made me better and have in fact made my stomach sensitive. I was searching for a remedy for sore throat and tried cloves. After sucking/chewing 4-5 cloves in a day, my throat felt MUCH better and the next day it was totally gone!! I was so GRATEFUL dat I didnt need antibiotics 4 it!

I also have a sinus infection and share similar symptoms as many here. Ive been trying ACV for the past few days and have gotten up each morning with yellowish-green phlem coming outof my nose. Its making me feel like ACV is cleansing my sinuses. The great part is my face and head feels very light d whole day after dat!! From now, this website is on my 'favourites' list and is my best friend! thank you.


Posted by Donny (Miami, FL) on 05/31/2007
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I rarely get sick. I am in pretty good shape, don't always exercise like I should, but I don't allow myself to get out of shape. However, every now and then I do catch something. Caught a sore throat the other day and instead of buying medicine from the store, I decided to go natural on the problem. I'm drinking only citrus juices (grapefruit is my preference), water, and tea with lemon and honey. For on the go relief I may take an aspirin (no more than 3 in 24 hours), and I take a couple whole cloves (not garlic, the spice), nibble on them a bit, and hold them between my teeth/cheeks and just suck on them. A little bitter, but instantly numbs the sore throat, and on the plus side, keeps your breath fresh and smelling like cinnamon! Excellent strategy, and I WILL use it in the future.


Posted by Penny on 02/01/2006
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Whole cloves cure and numb sore throats. I carry cloves everywhere I go. At first sign of a sore throat, I place one or two between my cheek and teeth after crunching them just a little bit. This numbs the throat and kills the germs that cause the problem. If I awaken at night, even one clove can save me from a sore throat coming on, if I place it in my mouth in this manner. I had to tell my family, 'No, it does not stain my teeth. No, I never choke on it, and yes, I do sleep on my back, etc.'


Posted by Melanie (Lafollette, Tennessee)
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I saw where whole cloves would work for sore throats and since we don't like to give any non-natural things to our children we tried it and yeppers it worked..