Sore-and-strep-throat-away Gargle

"No joke, this simple concotion from the famous, Vermont Folk Medicine book by D.C. Jarvis works like a miracle, but it's just Mother Nature at work for us. Apple Cider Vinegar is known to have so many medicinal/healing attributes, so put this one to work for your sore or strep throat. Yep....strep. This will knock the crapola out of the bacteria that's tryin' to knock the crap out of you. Be very sure that you are using real apple cider vinegar, as Heinz now makes an apple cider vinegar "flavored" liquid. (WHY??)"
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  • Add vinegar to water.
  • Take a tablespoon of the mixture and gargle with it, spitting it out.
  • Immediately take another tablespoon of the mixture, gargle and swallow it.
  • Okay, okay, so it isn't a taste treat, but you want to get better right?
  • So now every hour, take another tablespoon of the mixture, gargle and swallow.
  • Money back guarantee if you are not feeling better in 24 hours.
  • If strep throat is bothering you, keep this up for at least 48 hours- apple cider vinegar beats the heck out of costly antibiotics.

Questions & Replies

  1. How long do you recommend gargling for? As long as possible? Thanks!


  1. I've been doing this for years. I'm glad you posted it! It really helps! Sometimes, If I have a lot of mucus in my throat, I gargle the vinegar straight, swallow a bit, and wait a few minutes. Then, drink some water. That's just for the stubborn stuff though. Everyone should know about this.<br/>It can knock out heartburn too if you drink the vinegar with water and honey.
  2. I joined this site just to give this five stars. Six hours ago, I was in agony. Swallowing was a painful chore. I've just a lump in my throat, and will continue treatment until that is gone. I can't thank the recipe poster enough for sharing, and thank the reviewers for giving it such accolades, prompting me to try it. Miracle cure, for sure!
  3. Had plans for the next day but my throat hurt so bad, I knew I'd have to cancel plans and see a doctor instead if my throat didn't improve. I had tried gargling with salt water earlier, but that didn't do a thing. As a last resort, I started this gargle in the early evening and used it about every 1/2 hour til bedtime. The following day I felt great with just a very slight sore throat. I will definitely keep this recipe and use it at the first sign of sore throat from now on. Thank you so much DeSouter!
  4. CAUTION: Works great! I have used this for years.... but after you gargle be sure to rinse out your mouth getting the vinegar off your teeth. Vinegar is has a natural acid in it that can bother the enamel on your teeth. When I rinse I spit out leaving the vinegar in my throat so it can work but rinsing the rest of my mouth.
  5. This is the solution! I recently got strep throat as an adult and have not had it since I was a teeanger. I too joined this site to give this remedy a review. I found this on the web last night and started later in the evening gargling and drinking the mixture. This morning I feel awesome! I not only feel like I can eat and drink normally again but I have a lot of energy! I prefer natural and holistic methods to healing. Tomorrow I am cancelling my doctor's appointment and am glad I am back to my energetic self. Feeling renewed! Wish I could give this 10 stars! ;)


Being a born and bred New Yorker with lots of varied ethnic food influences growing up, you can find me enjoying anything from Bloodwurst to Chicken Jahlfrezi to PBJs with fresh-ground honey roasted peanut butter and yummy homemade strawberry jam, and don't forget my friend Anna's mother's Pomodoro Sauce (via Bari, Italy). When it comes to eating and cooking, many native New Yorkers seem to be of whatever background that is on their plate at the moment. <br> <br>I notice that a good number of Zaarites list "pet peeves" here. Many list whiny people as their peeve. Hey...I live in NYC where almost EVERYONE whines and complains, so I don't notice anymore. What burns my biscuits is seeing recipes that call for some really funky ingredients like Kraft (cough cough) Parmesan cheese in the green can and chicken from a can. I had never even heard of chicken in CAN(???) until last year. Get the best quality ingredients you purse will allow. That includes spices. Those jars of spices that sell for 99 cents are no bargain if you can afford something better. Do yourself a favor and if possible, go and explore any ethnic food markets in your area. They have the most wonderful spices and herbs and they are usually priced well. And you'll find so many other goodies you'd never have even known about. (I know this isn't possible for everyone, but then there's always the internet) <br> <br>Sorry, I am the product of an "ingredient snob" father and I just can't help having inherited that gene to a certain extent. And again, I'm a New Yawka...we are SLIGHTLY opinionated. You're reading about the person who drives (I kid you not) 3 hours upstate and 3 hours back just to get THE sausage I need for my Thanksgiving stuffing. So call me fanatical. <br> <br>I am a rather good baker and for a short time I had my own dessert biz...until I found out how hard it can be to work for yourself. So I went back to working as an Art Editor in publishing.
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