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Apple Cider Vinegar for Sore Throat Treatment

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Posted by Circle of Fate (Chicago, IL) on 06/16/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I'm in a band and will be doing a very big show in two weeks. I don't want to get the other band memebers sick during practice and was woken up in the middle of the night with a terrible sore throat. It was really burning! I tried the acv and honey with hot water and it already feels much better than it did. I'm going to keep drinking this and see if I can get myself better by tomorrow. This is a great home remody!

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

Replied by Paula
Highland Park, NJ

try using the vinegar alone, without anything else. it should coat your throat in order to work its magic. if drunk with water or followed by water it may not be as effective. let it sit for maybe 1/2 hour at least.

Posted by Debbie (San Diego, CA) on 06/03/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I too am here in the middle of the night looking for a remedy for my sore throat. I have a straight forward cold with swollen glands and a sore throat. I tried the 3 to 3 ACV and whatever honey was in my cupboard and it's been less than an hour and I have no pain!

At first I was wary and gargled, and now an sipping my "tea" worked great for me, but I am only sipping as to not have stomach upset. The taste doesn't bother me at all!

Thanks so much for all of the feedback which helped me to decide upon trying this particular home remedy.

God Bless.

Posted by John (Houston, TX) on 05/24/2009
1 out of 5 stars

This was absolutely the worst thing I could have done. I'd taken ibuprophen for 2 days with only limited results so I came to this website. I used 3 tsp ACV, 3 tsp honey and 8 oz. hot water. While I was taking it it did provide limited relief. Gargled roughly half and drank the rest. 30 minutes later after sitting on the sofa and feeling it get worse I got up and checked my temp. My temp had gone from 99.9 immediately before the using the ACV to 102.8 thirty minutes after (so its not as if my mouth were still hot from the drink). This stuff is not only useless its dangerous in my opinion. Stay away from this and if you've got a sore throat, see a licensed physician.

Replied by Becky
Portland, oregon

pretty sure it wasn't because of the vingar mixture, you were probably just sick

Replied by Anonymous

May be you drank it all too quickly....if you had tried sipping it slowly, you might have liked the results.

Replied by Loveacv
Pitts, PA

hello - maybe the acv helped your body fight the infection -- fevers are actually good for you (as long as they don't get 104 more) - they mean your body is able to fight and is raising your body temperature to kill the virus off.

Replied by Alan
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Apple Cider Vinegar cannot give you a fever or make your fever worse unless maybe (and I am not a doctor) you are allergic to it. You most likely got a fever because your body is trying to kick some ass on that virus :)

Replied by Jessa
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Wow....I think you may have gone a little bit overboard! ACV is far from useless. Most people come to this sight because they are trying to be more proactive with their own healthcare. Most physicians have become pill pushers for big pharm, and we're here getting ideas on how to treat our bodies in healthy and holistic ways.

Replied by Wagghy
Atl, Ga

John, Are you sure your name is not Johnson & Johnson?

Replied by Artemis

OK, that's really on the mark!! Couldn't have said it better. Big Pharma is killing 10's of thousands of people every year in this country with the blessings of our legalized criminals in D.C. Wake up and smell the coffee!

Replied by Luisa

You must have had a nasty virus coming full blown near the time you happened to use the ACV. Fear not, there is no correlation between the use of ACV and sudden high fever. The effects of ACV have been well studied and documented by medical researchers in about every country in the world. A little more research would have cleared your doubts.

Posted by Rhonda (Lawrenceville, Ga) on 04/30/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I've had a sore throat for 2 days and kept taking sinus medicine thinking it would dry up and my throat would stop hurting. I went onto this website looking for a remedy because mine was not working. I saw the remedy for 3 tsp ACV and 3 tsp honey and decided to give it a try in some hot water. It worked great. It really does soothe the burning right out of the back of the throat. What a great remedy....thanks....

Posted by Jason (Larchmont, NY) on 04/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

8 oz hot water
3 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 tsp Honey

I tried this remedy for my sore throat (as suggested by someone on your website) because my throat was killing me and I have a huge meeting tomorrow. Halfway through the cup, my throat began to feel better and it doesn't taste too bad (not good but not bad).

Posted by MaryLynn (New London, Mn) on 04/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Sore throat-ACV: My son (22yr old) has had a sore throat for 4 days..he says it feel like there's metal hooks in I looked up home remedies and found this site. My husband and I have used the raw vinegar and raw honey drinks before..which, I find to be a very soothing drink..anyway I made up a 8oz cup of hot water with 3 tsp vinegar and 3 tsp+ of honey and gave it to my son..he was amazed how much he felt better within a few minutes...sounds crazy for anything to work that fast..he said his body aches were better also...he is now sleeping peacefully :)

Posted by Mojgan (San Mateo, CA) on 04/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a soar throat for about 4 mo. where it hurt to swallow my saliva. I couldn't sleep at night (didn't know why)and my husband complained of my snoring at night. I was told I have sleep apnea so I went to see a ENT specialist. He told me I have Acid Reflux and also allergy in my nose and breath though my mouth which makes me snore and I don't go to deep sleep. My life was hell, always tired and sleepy and just couldn't function in my daily life. My Dr. gave a pill to take for acid reflux (don't remember the name) and a steroid spray for my nose. I took them for 2 wks and they helped me sleep but my soar throat continued. Then I found this site :)

I have been taking the ACV 3 times/day about 1 TBS in a little bit of water (just dilute it enough to be able to drink it) after every meal. Within 2 days my soar throat was gone!!!! I was amazed. And now, I don't even have the acid reflux, I can eat whatever I want and it's like magic. Thank you for this site and all the good advice. It changed my life. I sleep so well at night now and have a normal life again. It amazes me that such a simple and natural solution has really changed my life. I'm so gratefull.

Replied by Lori
Indianapolis, In

I just developed a sore throat but I suffer from reflux and sleep apnea you have inspired me to try this. I hope it works for me!! Sincere thanks!

Posted by Heather (Jones, Florida) on 04/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I currently have a terrible sore throat that I need to get rid of rather quickly because I work with elderly people in a nursing home. I went online to see if I could find a quick fix and I saw a remedy for Apple Cider Vinegar and decided to try it. I put 3tsp ACV and 3tsp regular honey into a hot glass of water and mixed it so the honey wasn't all as the bottom. I gargled the entire glass, one mouthful at a time and literally, after the first few gargles, my throat felt much better! It's still a bit tender, but better than what it was, so I'll continue to gargle ever two hours for the next day. Hopefully by tomorrow it's completely gone!

Replied by Spacebrit
Long Beach, CA/USA

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Replied by Anne
Hyannis, Massachusetts

My mother used homeopathic remedies when I was growing up in a rural area. I have always found that hot water with lemon juice and honey or warm apple cider vinegar with honey to be more helpful than many over the counter drugs. I recently had a severe sore throat and partial voice loss. We were traveling with no easy way to stop for a doctor and I found this site with the recipes. Worked like a charm. It took about three days, but I feel better knowing I didn't put a lot of pharmaceuticals into my system.

Posted by Christina (Savannah, Georgia) on 04/10/2009
5 out of 5 stars

well i had a bad sore throat and i had to sing the next day so i searched the web for cures i ran across this site i tried the ACV and just warm water and just gargled it, to my surprise it started working immediatly the next day it was better.....the taste is a little horrible but you get use to it..thanks so much!!:)

Posted by Kenya (Nashville, TN) on 03/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My throat was hurting so bad that I could not sleep tonight. I thought about this website and went to the local store and picked up some apple cidar vinegar. Surprisingly, it did not taste as bad as the smelled. I will definitely share this remedy with my family and friends. Thank you so much for the help. I am glad that we as people are sticking together during tough times. Everyone cannot afford to run to a doctor for every little ailment. Thanks again.

Posted by Ali (Alexandria, VA) on 03/22/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I woke up this morning with a sore throat so bad that I could hardly speak. I tried the ACV (3 tsp) as suggested with 3 tsp of honey and HOT water. It was pretty good and it worked! I felt better right away. Thank you!

Posted by CJ (Sydney, NSW Australia) on 03/05/2009
5 out of 5 stars

After reading all the feedback on ACV for a sore throat, I decided to give it a try. I mixed 3 tsp of ACV, 2 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp Manuka honey and 8 oz of warm water. I was dreading the taste of it but it actually tastes not bad. Minutes later and I am feeling a slight relief. I gargled some of it and am sipping on the rest.

Posted by Chris (El Dorado Hills, California, USA) on 03/03/2009
5 out of 5 stars

i screwed up on it the first time. i did 3 tsp of acv and 3tsp of honey. no water. it tasted terrible. it burned and i nearly puked. then i tried again with the 8oz of water and it definitley helped my throat.

I recommend people do this... just remember to add the water ;)

Posted by Stefanie (Boston, MA) on 02/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a sore throat for about two days now and it wasn't working for me. I googled home remedies for sore throats and came across this website. I began reading about the Apple Cider Vinegar and believed it would work but was hesitant. I have been feeding this to my dog for a while now since shes been having a bladder problem and was suggested the ACV, which gave immediate results. The horrible smell of the ACV threw me off but I knew I had to do it so I gargled it, then choked it down. It was diluted with warm water so it was bearable but I almost threw it up immediately. Although it was disgusting it definitely worked, and I can feel my sore throat getting better already!

Replied by Aeron
Middleburg, VA

Put some honey in with the warm water and ACV. It actually tastes pretty good after that!

Replied by Ria
Stowe, VT

I actually NEVER get sore throats and was astonished at the pain. I have a 3 month old baby, a 3 year old, and am a business owner, so not being able to sleep due to the sore throat is too much. I found this website after searching "sore throat remedies" I am drinking the "tea" now...i think it actually tastes good! I'm used to ACV as a healer its not bad at all! I'm only about four sips in and I think it is working already...thanks for remining me of ACV...i hope it works!

I used 3 tsp ACV and 3 tsp honey...mixed with 8 oz hot water.