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Apple Cider Vinegar for Sore Throat Treatment

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Posted by Alex (Mechanicsville, Va) on 10/03/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I rinsed with apple cider vinegar (that's it. Didn't have the honey as recommended) and wow that did a job on my throat. It feels 80% better after one treatment. Thanks for the post. I was about to try salt water gargling for the umpteenth time even though it never seemed to work before.

Posted by Annie (New York, Ny) on 09/03/2012
4 out of 5 stars

A few months ago, I had a wisdom tooth coming out, which also came with a sore throat. I drank some Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with raw honey and it helped one side of my throat feel better which is better than nothing. It was a quick effect. The drink also helped my sister with a sore throat as well; didn't cure it but probably might have if she had more than a cup.

Posted by Amy (Saint Louis, Mo) on 07/23/2012
4 out of 5 stars

YEA Could hardly swallow. Used hot water, honey and alot of ACV and I felt relief right away. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Not cured but def so so so much better.

Posted by Happy! (Savannah, Georgia) on 01/24/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I have had a horrible sore throat for a couple days. I did this gargle, minus the lemon juice and immediately the stinging in my throat is gone! I can swallow without pain for the first time in several days. The soreness is not completely gone of course, but is much less painful. I will definitely keep this up for the next few days! Thanks :)

Posted by Brenda (Surprise, Az) on 01/14/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I must agree. I have been suffering from an ear infection, sinusitis, and post nasal drip. I have been on antibiotic but it's actually not helping much. Normally I do not have a sore throat lasting longer than two days max. This is a constant sore throat as long as there is drainage so I was encouraged by all the "Yea" votes that I decided to try the ACV gargle. How much of a "sting" that was present was reduced very slightly. Although helpful, my sore throat is still very much a BIG bother. I was tested for strep and it came back negative, I also was cleared of mono. Maybe I will give the honey a try. Not a honey fan, but maybe this is the key element I am missing. I give the ACV an overall (eh... So so) rating. It was worth a shot though. Good Luck all. It seems to be working for the rest of you. Wish I could say the same.

Posted by Jenny (Perth, Western Australia) on 11/25/2011
4 out of 5 stars

A very bad sore throat caught me out the other night and now I can't seem to ditch it. I've tried drinking warm water with ACV and honey (even gargling with it) 3-4 times per day and while it feels a little better, it's still very much there.

Posted by joker4422 (Galax, VA USA) on 06/07/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I have had a terrible sore throat for several days now. The pain has been terrible and taking advil or tylenol has been like drinking water. neither was any help at all. after coming here to see what home remedies were out there, i tried 3 tsp of acv 3 tsp honey, and 8oz very warm water and sipped it like tea. it did'nt cure me but i did get some relief on the first glass. I've drank 3 glasses since yesterday and although the pain is still there it's not as intense

Posted by T (Memphis, TN U.S.) on 02/11/2009
4 out of 5 stars

3tblsp Apple cider vinegar, 8oz warm water and 3tblsp honey. helped soothe my burning throat. With the first time i took it a was able to swallow without pain. But i do plan on taking it 2 more times, so hopefully it will cure my sore throat.

Posted by Jane (Leeds, UK) on 01/14/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I could not sleep my throat was so sore it was really uncomfortable so I googled and found this site. I took 3 tblsp of ACV and 1 tblsp of Manuka Honey and it did help sooth it and I was able to get a few more hours sleep, I might do it again now as it's still sore. It was a bit horrible to take but the benefits were worth it.

Posted by Ernestine (Millington, USA) on 12/16/2008
4 out of 5 stars

ACV (3 tablespoons) and honey (3 tablespoons) with warm water for sore throat. I just tried it as a gargle, as I have way too much acid reflux to swallow vinegar and diabetes so I can't swallow the honey. It burned my throat so that tells me it was killing germs. I am hoping for good result. My honey is natural and raw and I would expect that to work better than processed honey due to the fact that the processed honey hasn't got much of anything but sweetness in it. I did get a good laugh at the expense of the lady who vomited the mixture and said very emphatically: "DO NOT DO", poor thing. Maybe if she could tolerate garging with it, it would help.