Natural Sore Throat Remedies / 4 Tried and Tested Solutions That Work

sore throat REMEDIES

Do you have a sore, scratchy throat? Many different things can cause a sore throat. I’ve got four tried and tested sore throat remedies that really work.

Whether straining your voice, a virus or cold, a bacterial infection or dry air… you want the pain to go away.

As some of you know, I’m all about using natural remedies when you can, and when it comes to sore throats I’ve got four tried and tested solutions that really work.

I don’t ever post things that I haven’t tried myself. That is why there are only four solid things that I’m going to post about here.

Yes, there are a lot of other sore throat remedies out there, but these are some that my family and I have used with great results.

One of my herbalist friends and mentors gave me these recipes years ago, and we refer to them frequently. As always, please check with your healthcare provider before using any herbal remedy.

sore throat REMEDIES

Sore Throat Remedies #1

Honey, Cayenne, and Garlic Preparation

Before you jump into the car and go to the clinic, where you’ll most likely be prescribed an antibiotic, start this remedy when you first start having symptoms, and most likely you won’t need the antibiotic.

This is very effective in treating even strep throat within 24-48 hours.


  • 1 TB raw honey
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves minced garlic (yes, that much garlic)


Put everything into a little bowl and mix well. Take ½ tsp. three times a day.

The honey coats the throat, the cayenne draws blood to the area, and the garlic stimulates the immune system and acts as an antibiotic.

Here are a few links showing the amazing properties of these ingredients. Honey, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper

sore throat orange juice

Sore Throat Remedies #2

Orange Juice and Cayenne Pepper

Pour a little orange juice into a cup and add 2-4 shakes of cayenne pepper. Mix well and drink quickly.

It does burn, but just for a few seconds. This brings more circulation to the area and helps draw away the infection.

sore throat remedy salt

Sore Throat Remedies #3

Salt Water

Mix a teaspoon of salt, preferably sea salt or REAL salt, with eight ounces of quite warm water.

Gargle the whole mixture several times a day. This will increase the blood supply to the area by washing away mucus and dilating capillaries, thereby enabling better circulation of infection-fighting antibodies.

sore throat

Sore Throat Remedies #4

Lymph Massage Oil


In a 2 oz. dark-colored glass jar, combine essential oils, and fill with Pure Virgin Olive Oil or fractionated coconut oil. Apply a dropper lid and shake well.

***You may want to store this in the refrigerator to keep the oil from going rancid.

Lymph Massage Instructions

Apply the oil all around the neck, especially below and behind the ears. With a very light motion, drag your hand down the neck towards the sternum area and around the ear.

Go easy because this area may be very tender. You don’t have to apply a lot of pressure.

The essential oils will penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream to help fight infection.

Alternative Remedies Booklet

These remedies are included in my ALTERNATIV REMEDIES BOOKLET.  You can locate it HERE.

I’m working on an EBOOK version now, so stay tuned. 

I hope these sore throat remedies come in handy some day.

****As always, please check with your healthcare provider before using any herbal remedy.

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