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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.