Yea - read the suggestions last night after 3 days of a sore throat that wouldn't quit. Did the 3 TBS of ACV and 8 oz of hot water. I'm on a diet so only did 1 TBS of honey. I sipped and gargled it as slowly as I could although I did feel pretty lousy after (no sugar no carb diet probably didn't help w/ACV in my stomach). BUT, I woke up this AM feeling a little better and now 24 hours later my sore throat is almost completely gone. I'm going to try ACV for seasonal allergies, which are starting here, just will make sure to have something more on my stomach. Thanks Earth Clinic - now off to find cures for wrinkles and gray hair :-).
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
I tried this. First I did 2 tblsp of this in a glass of water and drank it. That didnt work. Then I mixed the ACV in a mug of tea. That didnt work. Finally I just took the ACV straight to the head. This didnt work either. So now I have a disgusting taste in my mouth and still a sore throat. :/
I'm trying this for the first time right now, and I think it's working. I gargled with straight ACV first, and then made a pretty dilute tea of honey, ACV, lemon juice, and hot water, Because I was a little overwhelmed by the stinging feeling in my throat as the lemon juice and ACV are so acidic! Anyway, great herbal remedy!
Help! My throat became sore and it is painful to swallow. I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar for almost a year and it helped me much in a lot of ways. However, recently, I took 1/8cup Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water to relieve my rhinitis and it caused a lump in my throat. I tried to gargle baking soda and added 1/4 tsp in my 2tbsp. It relieved my clogged nose and my throat is less painful but the lump is still there. What dosage shall I take? I need Apple Cider Vinegar for my rhinitis.
I just came across this site for sore throat and tried Apple Cider Vinegar with honey and warm water and believe me it worked instantly.
When ever I start feeling a sore throat coming on I take a teaspoon of ACV and again in about 30 minutes. Soon after my symtoms are gone. Also if you mix a teaspoon of ACV with a teaspoon of honey in a cup of tea, heat and drink, it will not only give you more energy but also help your sore throat feel much better.
Apex, Nc, Usa
Jefferson City , Mo Usa
ACV is awesome. im on day two of a sore throat. My voice sounded like a cartoon character. Found this site, hit the ACV, and no joke, it's only been 10 minutes, but, my voice is back to normal. Guess what i'm drinking all nite :)
I first tried Apple Cider Vinegar for a sore throat. I found the warm drink quite soothing and actually enjoy it in place of tea sometimes. I'm wondering if by adding hot water to the vinegar I am in some way diluting the effectiveness of ACV.
I have to say that ACV diluted with warm water worked for me. The usual story, woke with an awful sore throat & couldn't swallow without feeling like I had sandpaper at the back of my throat. I remembered someone else mentioning ages ago that ACV helps. I hunted out a bottle that's probably been in the pantry since the beginning of time and I tried it. And you know what...? It works! First dose I knocked back 'straight'! (ugh..!) Wow - needed a warm water chaser then. Am now sipping it with diluted warm water & will continue throughout the day. Sore throat has not completely gone as yet, but definitely feeling so much better. I can actually swallow without cringing. It almost seems to have an anaesthetic effect too. I smell like a pickled onion, but more importantly, I can breathe & swallow & actually function almost normally. Great stuff I say! No more pharmacies & docs for me when I get a sore throat. Cheers!
Bakersfield, Ca. Usa
When a sore throat is coming on take a few zinc tablets right away then I agree on the ACV mixed with honey. It works on contact. If you're at work or out, almost any full service restaurant can provide it for you so the sore throat doesn't take a solid hold before you get home. Apple Cider Vinegar can be difficult to stomach when you are ill so add some ginger to help your stomach accept it. When I'm well, I drink a shot of ACV straight each day and I eat blueberries to quickly remove the taste from my mouth. Its a morning ritual.
Sugar Land, Tx
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
I used to use raw organice apple cider for gargling when I had a sore throat. now I cannot find the recipe that I used to use. Any help would be appreciated.
I just tried a 3tsp acv, 3tsp honey with about 4 oz of water and it worked with the first sip. I decided on the 4 oz of water from some previous posts where people didn't experience immediate relief and it was suggested they not dillute as much. Any how, I sipped the stuff with a spoon and for the first time this week I have been able to swallow without tears. I have been taking amoxicillin for not quite two days, as I am lucky enough to have developed strep throat for the first time in over ten years during my summer vacation, but nothing I have tried would get rid of the burn in my throat. I wish I had found this site a few days ago and had a much better vacation!!
Ogden, Utah, USA
Little Rock, Arkansas
Fort Smith, Ar, Usa
Oakland Gardens, New York
Portland, Vic, Australia
Wow - my sore throat was slowly getting worse during the day despite lots of tea and water. It got so bad my ears were starting to burn and I could feel a distinct lump on my throat on the side where it hurt most. I was miserable and then found this site. I love ACV, using it as a salad dressing often - so I eagerly tried it and was amazed. I sipped about 4 ounces of the 9 ounces, slowly with a spoon and within a half hour I have had incredible relief. Not cured, but I can swallow without tears now. Will continue throughout the evening and hope it will go away before a big meeting tomorrow. thanks everyone for their posts!
I used Apple Cider Vinegar straight and my sore throat faded immediately. When you swallow, tilt your head back and coat as much of your throat as possible. Although the taste is not nice, the results are really good, and really eased my throat as well as unblocked my nose. Leave it to sit for 30 minutes at least so it can do it's job, just bear the taste if you can.
Apple Cider Vinager 3 tbl
Honey 3 tbl
warm in microwave
I had a sore throat since Monday and nothing was helping. I tried this mixture and it seems like a miracle cure, the scratchy throat is gone and my earache is almost completely gone.... will keep on drinking it throughout the day. I appreciate the posts.....