Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe out of a Mennonite cookbook.I was disappointed in the book until I tried this recipe. It was amazing. I had a very bad sore throat and after I used this gargle the relief was immediate and lasted for hours. My throat was completely better by the next day.


  1. Mix.
  2. Store at room temperature.
  3. Put 2 drops iodine in above solution just before using.
  4. •Variation: 1/4 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoons vinegar.
  5. Dissolve in warm water for an effective gargle.
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I suppose the iodine is the part that does the trick in this one. i concocted this mixture before i read the directions and i didn't happen to have any iodine. so, so far, 2 minutes later, it doesn't seem any different. i guess i'll have to stick to my advil until the store opens and maybe i can try this again, with some iodine.

sheri77 August 13, 2005