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Tabasco Sauce - A Spicy Sore Throat Remedy

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Posted by Kamal (Malaysia) on 10/24/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have a bad flu and sore throat, I can't find cayenne powder, so I took tabasco and raw garlic. Within minutes, my throat irritation was gone and my nose was clear.

Posted by Rob (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 11/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Was sceptical at first, but tried a teaspoon of Tabasco and honey mixture. Felt some relief, then gargled a cup of warm water mixed with a good 15-20 shakes of Tabasco. Slight burning sensation in the mouth, it disapates after awhile. Finally some relief after 6 days!

Posted by Angie (Yulee, Florida) on 04/11/2012
5 out of 5 stars

OMG! I couldn't sleep last night. My throat was so sore! I tried mixing 1 cup of beef bouillon and 5 shakes of hot sauce.... First couple of swallows and I can now swallow with very little pain!!! This stuff is great! Thank you everyone! I will continue because it tastes great too!!!!!

Posted by Itsmimolove (Columbia, Sc, United States) on 06/15/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I eat Tabasco hot sauce on basically everything on a daily basis, so when I got sick with a terrible sore throat and aching body, I made myself some chicken noodle soup and basically poured Tabasco into it and my throat feels so much better. For those of you who can't gargle to save your life, I highly suggest just making some soup and dousing it with Tabasco, you'll feel A LOT better :)

Posted by Jessaka (Tahlequah, Ok, U.s.a.) on 01/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Tabasco Sauce since 1988. My chiropractor told me about it. The first time I had a sore throat I did what he said, 20 drops on my tongue and swallow. I did this a few times a day. You do get used to it, and it isn't hot after a while. Well, this being my first sore throat I noticed that I was still sick and so went to the Dr. The Dr. said, "This must be the worse sore throat you have ever had. " I said, "No, I didn't know I still had one. I just came in because I am sick. " He then said, "You have strep throat," and put me on antibiotics. Since then I learned to go to the Dr. If I am not getting well. I also carry Tabasco Sauce in my purse, probably the only one that does. If I start coughing in public due to a tickle or allergy or whatever, I use it, and then I am okay.

Posted by Zach (Lakewood, Colorado, Usa) on 09/04/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Tabasco Sauce cured my sore throat in a matter of hours. I was happy to see Tabasco on the list because I simply don't have cayenne peppers laying around the house. I used diluted Tabasco for gargling, but the real magic came afterwards when I took 2 straight shots of Tabasco afterwards. Please do not try this if you are not confident you can, I practically eat Tabasco a couple times a week. Not only did it help my sore throat, but it got my nasal congestion running. Thanks for the remedy!

Posted by Hayden (Boerne, Texas) on 05/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I read the feedback and was thinking no way is this going to work so i went downstairs poured 1 tsp of Tabasco and filled an oj glass to about a 4th gargled that burned but i kept gargling and eventualy i was able to drink it slowly ( be warned if youre not use to spicy food its best to have a glass of milk next to it in case anything goes wrong ) it worked for the back of my throat but not the sides which was were all the mucus was ( ear infection ) but it completely cleared the mucus that was in the back of my throat and coughing a little.

thanks for the cure =)

Posted by Kristen (Lincoln, NE) on 01/03/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I had the worst sore throat of my life, so bad it was waking me up at night to take more advil. At 2:00 this morning I googled sore throat cure and found the cayenne pepper cure, I was skeptical but thought what do I have to lose. I put 5 to 6 shakes of tabasco sauce in hot water and gargled it over about 5 minutes. My lips were on fire from spitting it out. I also put some in orange juice as was described by someone else and swallowed it to get lower in my throat. I then went to sleep and 5 hours later my sore throat pain had gone from a 10 to a 2. I gargled again first thing the morning and now I don't have a sore throat! (at least not that I could complain about) It was amazing! I would tell anyone to give it a try! It worked for me and I already had it on hand at 2am.

Posted by Jessica (Edinburg, TX) on 10/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

tabassco and tsp of honey . it worked alright numbed my throat right away there's still some pain but not as bad as before where it was horrible. i can even swallow food , were i couldn't even pass anything before this.

Posted by B (Celebration, F) on 05/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Amazingly, this stuff works. If you can handle the heat that is. I did what another post advised and slid the teaspoon to the back of my tongue and tipped it down, swallowing. It was a bit rough because of the scratchy throat, but I was already in pain anyway (this was a better type of pain for me). I had tried high doses of naproxen, ibuprofen, tylenol, and aspirin, throat drops too. Nothing worked. In a few minutes after taking the Tobasco I could speak without making a horrible face (it hurt to talk). I had also been up 2 nights in a row because it hurt to swallow. I was able to finally get some sleep. It works!

Posted by Kjalvalr Helvetesokeren (Afjord, Norge) on 04/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Tabasco Sauce cured my sore Throat. I had not had it for long, less than a Day, but usually my sore Throats don't last until I wake up. So, not wanting to take any Pills, I looked up natural Cures for a sore Throat and was led to this Site. I decided to use the tabasco Sauce, since I knew that Item to be on Hand. Unfortunately, I didn't get the Teaspoon all the Way to beyond my Tongue, so some of my Mouth is in Pain from the Capsaicin, but my sore Throat is completely gone.

Posted by Rochellef (Oconomowoc, WI) on 03/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to your site, as I'd been suffering from an increasingly worstening sore throat and associated nasal congestion. After ready some testimonials, I mixed up a solution of 1/2 teaspoon of tabasco with one cup of warm water. I gargled with it, while swollowing a small amount in the end of each round. After just 4 gargles and about 3 minutes my throat was soothed while the inflamation in my nasal passage cleared. The nasal congestion returned but was the severity was lessoned and I felt quite a bit better! Thanks to homeapothy....a bit of God's wisdom passed on through tradition and good people keeping it alive!

Posted by Audrey (Minneapolis, MN) on 03/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

my throat has been sore for two days and i'm starting to lose my voice, so i tried the tobasco and honey in hot water, within 5 minutes my throat felt much better! i just put about five drops of tobasco and a drop of honey in some hot tap water.

Posted by Justin (Suwanee, GA) on 02/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I didn't think that any of these remedies would help much but I figured what the hell. I woke up around 3 AM and couldn't go back to sleep because of my itchy and sore throat so I hopped on the web and found this place. I didn't have any cayenne so I just poured some Tobasco sauce straight into the back of my throat. It burned like crazy at first and I had to take a sip of water, but my throat immediately felt better. I followed that up by gargling some hot water mixed with a teaspoon full of Tobasco sauce. It relieved my throat long enough for me to fall back asleep.

Posted by Kate (Fort St John, British Columbia) on 02/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've had a sore throat for 2 days now and today it was the worst it's been. Felt like I swallowed a few razor blades, so did an internet search for rememdies and here I am. Read through the posts and although I do have cayenne pepper in the pantry, it didn't sound too pleasant to gargle it and drink in a tea. So I tried a shot of tobasco sauce ( I wouldn't recomend this if you can't handle hot/spicy foods very well.) I followed the shot with a rather large glass of milk to sooth, and it's been 5 hours now and my throat feels so much better. It's still sore, but not razorblade painful. I think I'll try another shot tonight before bed and see how it goes.