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Apple Cider Vinegar for Sore Throat Treatment

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Posted by Aeron (Middleburg, VA) on 02/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I had not heard of this before, but after finding your website, I mixed 3 tsp organic ACV and 3 tsp raw organic honey in a mug of hot water and drank it. It's actually pretty tasty! My sore throat was IMMEDIATELY better. Now, day two, the sore throat is gone but I have some chest congestion/coughing.... I'm off to try some garlic. Thanks for this great site. I will refer back to it often.

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.

Replied by Alyiona
Memphis, TN
5 out of 5 stars

3tblsp ACV, 8oz warm water and no honey don't like it. It really helped throat. I don't know if it cured it but I really feel much better Thanks For This Remedy. Will def. use this website again....

Posted by Michele (Hamilton, Ontario Canada) on 02/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

ACV and honey cured my sore throat. I did the 3 and 3 with 8 oz of warm water and my throat felt better right away. I took it before bed and woke up the next morning with no sore throat at all.

Replied by Melissa
Melbourne, Vic, Australia

I am preparing for singing on the weekend and cannot afford the sore throat that is threatening. I googled "Natural Remedies" for a sore throat and found this website. I am familiar with the taste and smell of ACV as I sometimes drink a capful diluted with water after eating. I am sipping my drink and am hopeful come morning that my sore throat is a distant memory. I used 3 tsp ACV and 3 tsp honey with hot water.


Posted by Harry and Betty (Fullerton, California) on 02/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Just experienced the grand daddy of all sore throats and decided to try the ACV/Honey recommendation and you've made a believer out of me. I blended 3 tablespoons of ACV with 3 tablespoons of honey to which I added 8 ounces of warm water. I started by gargling the entire glass and in approx. 2 hours started to feel minor improvement so repeated the process and sipped very small quantities the second time around. Again, in a couple of hours I experiened futher relief. I repeated the process a third time and experienced definite relief from what was agonizing pain. I continued the treatment for a total of five times and after 36 hours am completely pain free. This is a minor miracle when you consider I started with my ears on fire and barely able to swallow and only then with a lot of discomfort. Thanks much to all who shared their experiece with this treatment it was very beneficial. Harry S.

Posted by DeskExplorer (Bristol, CT) on 01/31/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I had a sore throat for about two days and it was very painful to swallow or talk. I decided to "google" for some home remedies for sore throat, before making an appointment to visit my doctor for antibiotics. I came to this site and decided to try the Apple Cider Vinegar with honey suggestion. I checked my cupboard and all I had was Apple Cider Vinegar and spring water in the fridge. I gargle with two capfull of apple cider vinegar mixed w/ warm water in a tea cup. I use half to gargle and the other half I sipped on until finished. My throat was still very sore, but I didn't expect immediate results. Nonetheless, about an hour before going to bed I decided to gargle with two capful of straight apple cider vinegar w/ no water. WHOA! THAT WAS INTENSE!! There was no burning or anything, but the vinegar was very STRONG! I awoke the next morning (6 hours later) and I could tell an immediate reduction in pain. Realising this I gargle two more capful of apple cider vinegar straight hoping that this would ease the pain even more. About 7-8 hours later the pain was completely gone. AMAZING!! This stuff really works!! Try it!

Posted by Jennifer (Long Beach, CA) on 01/30/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I gargled with about 1/4 cup pure apple cider vinegar and it immediately gave me relief from my sore throat. I swallowed a small amount right after and the sore throat was literally numbed. I love the taste of vinegar and am known to douse food with vinegar, and swallowing that last bit was even tough. I think it's best if you can tolerate the vinegar without diluting it.

Posted by Kay (Angus, Ontario, Canada) on 01/28/2009
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Posted by plrsingp (Charlotte, North Carolina) on 01/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have also had luck with using ACV as a remedy. But instead I used it to cure a sore throat. I had once read that using apple cider vinegar can kill bacteria that cause sore throats almost instantly. So what you do is gargle with 2 teaspoons of ACV and as little water as you can stand. Gargle for 30 seconds and then swallow... (the ACV contains potassium which is also good). Do it once every hour for a whole day and soon you will start to feel much better.

Posted by Sarah (Mebane, North Carolina) on 01/17/2009
5 out of 5 stars

acv worked well for me. i gargled with a 2-1 ratio of acv and water. gargled once every hour. decreased the water as tolerated. worked very well. sore throat was gone within 3 days.

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 Joan (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 12/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

i tried the mixture of 3 tablespoons honey and 3 tablespoons of acv in 8 oz. of hot water, and have to say it really made a difference. my throat felt significantly better. in the past, gargling with acv has also helped me out. i plan to follow-up with gargling the acv. you have to gargle a LOT of it for as long as you can in order to fight off the sore throat. Thanks for the tip on the honey/acv mixture since it was easier for me to handle than the gargling.

Posted by Marianne (Portage, Indiana USA) on 12/23/2008
1 out of 5 stars

I took 2 tbs acv, 2tbs honey and 8 ounces of water to help relieve cold symptoms and a sore throat. My throat is burning more than ever, is there something else that I can do to alleviate this problem.

Posted by Fillip (OH) on 12/20/2008

I used the acv (3table spoons acv and 3table spoons honey (all natural)) the other day my bro used it to make baking soda bombs in 2 liter coke bottles so it can be used for a lot of stuff but nvm that. Seriously make SURE its not too hot i bruned my tongue on it but other than that it was amazing the first sip helped! and with the ingredeints above it tastes like warm apple cider i thnk everyone who posted their comments. just keep drinking this with proper nutirients and mine was gone in a day.

Posted by Jennifer (Nunya, OH) on 12/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Wow, thank you for this great recommendation! I woke up tonight with the absolute worst sore throat of my life, so I went surfing for home remedies. Found this, tried it right away, and wow!! What a difference! I must drink it slow because the cider is a bit hard on my stomach, but it most definitely has reduced the pain significantly. Before, I couldn't even swallow without cringing. I'm only halfway through the cup now, so hopefully when I am done, the soreness will have completely dissipated- still a tad uncomfortable.

Thank you again!!!


Replied by Ruth Ann
Woodville, GA

Here I am sipping the mixture slowly as I have read others had done. I have been on Musinex DM and finally went to MD and got a Rx for antibiotics but with nothing but Advil for the pain. I am getting no sleep. I am laying off the DM tonight and opting for this remedy. I even use a sinus rinse to clear passages but the throat pain has been awful. I am sipping by spoon slowly. Hope to get some rest now. I just can't drink it down like others posted. I did the 3 tbs each to one cup warm water.

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.