Sore throats are the worst! At the first signs of a throat irritation, give this easy home remedy a gargle.
Even when symptoms are at their peak and it feels like you are swallowing razor blades, this remedy offers almost immediate relief! Cayenne pepper is one of my favorite go-to spices for a variety of tinctures and remedies. Not only does it rock the sore throat relief club, but there is also evidence that it can help to help prevent heart disease, arthritis, and even ease digestion, regulate blood pressure, among many other benefits.
Give this a gargle:
- sprinkle of Cayenne pepper
Add a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper in a glass of water (we find this even more effective than salt water). Repeat several times throughout the day and by next day you will actually be able to swallow without wincing!
For kids, sprinkle a bit of Cayenne pepper in a small glass of orange juice and have them drink it with a straw. The Cayenne will get to the back of their throat without overwhelming them with spice.
Like this remedy? You might also enjoy my post about a hot, natural and flavourful drink for an immune boosting tasty tea with Cayenne pepper. It’s a great soothing drink to relieve cold and cough symptoms.