The Sore Throat Remedy in Our House

It’s that good ol’, bad ol’ winter cold time again.

There are a few theories as to why this works (and it does).  I envision the bacteria in your throat, your lungs, your sinuses, being killed off naturally – just being mercilessly bombarded from so many different angles.  I think envisioning helps…but that’s just me.

In a nice, big mug – put about 1/4 cup (or less) of Apple Cider Vinegar.  I like the organic kind.

apple cider vinegar

Add about 1/4 cup (or less) of Lemon Juice (better if you have fresh lemons, but from the bottle will do).


Add a Big Blob of Honey to taste.


Fill the rest of the cup with Boiling Water

tea kettle2

Breath the steam and sip slowly and constantly while it is hot.  Feel it attacking those stuffy-headed, throat and tonsil aching, lung and sinus irritating bugs!

For those who can’t handle the taste of the vinegar, try adjusting the proportions a bit.  Keep drinking it.  And all of a sudden you will realize that sore throat and cold is gone.  Sometimes I use hot pepper infused honey for an extra kick (somewhere I read that cayenne is good for eliminating bad stuff.  I have no idea if this is so.  Not doing the research here, just sharing my own thing).   You can add a pinch of cayenne or a small shot of rum, brandy or whisky to make sort of a “toddy” too (but I don’t do that).

My family has been using this Sore Throat Recipe for years.  Not everyone likes it (one of my kids just keeps resisting), but we swear by it.

This is not “medical advice” (disclaimer*disclaimer*disclaimer!!!)   I am just sharing a bit of home remedy with you here.

May your winter and change of seasons be free from colds, or may your colds be uneventful!


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