Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I don't remember where this came from, we have been using it for so long. But my family and friends have had great success using this. My sons tonsils were soo swollen that he could not swallow his own saliva, had to go to er to get IV from dehydration, and dr. said that his tonsils needed to come out. He constantly had sore throats. Well he still has his tonsils, and is not bothered by sore throats anymore. This mixture is suppose to kill 99% of bacteria.


  1. Simmer all ingredients together for 10 minutes.
  2. Cool.
  3. Gargle 3 times a day.


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Wish I could try this, but I don't have any sage; however, I thought I would add my two cents. Sage is a well known medicinal herb which is loaded with tannins and is an antiseptic. The tannins have a soothing effect and the antiseptic kills off the germs. I was also wondering if you usually swollowed it or spit it out after gargling?

Upsidedown Again January 30, 2009

I just made this - stinking sore throat, cough... Gargled one time so far, and sore throat is reduced by at least 75%... I'll gargle again in a couple of hours.

A la Carte June 17, 2006

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