Thursday, October 28, 2010

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar for a Sore Throat and Stuff

Well a lot has happened since my my last post. My family has moved and we have not just moved to a new house or new city but to new state. We now live in Washington. It has been hard to move farther away from family and leave all my gardens in there end of season glory, but we are here and making the best of it. The good news is that where we live has a good selection of grass fed meats and raw milk is legal here, so it has been nice to have these options available to us.

My kitchen has been in slow motion since we moved.  Just trying to get unpacked and homeschooling has been a chore not to mention I was sick for the first 3 weeks of being here. There is one thing that I really want to share. Raw apple cider vinegar is awesome. I'm just saying.

As I mentioned I was really sick.  Tired, sore throat, cough the works. I tried all kinds of things for my sore throat and nothing would work, I had to take ibuprofen just to sleep. My sister looked up a home remedy for sore throats all it said was to make a drink out of warm water, honey and apple cider vinegar. I kept putting it off because who really likes the taste of vinegar (wimp). Finally after two weeks of putting it off and not being able swallow or sleep I broke down and made the drink. You probably guessed this but I'm going to say it any way IT WORKED. The first time it worked one 8 oz cup and no more sore throat. I couldn't believe it and so I had to share it. To top it off it did not taste that bad at all. So next time you have a sore throat try this.


8oz warm water
honey (to your taste)
1 TB of raw apple cider vinegar ( I used Bragg's)

What are some of your favorite home remedies?


  1. Hi, I just found your blog - I'm looking forward to reading more!

    I'm a garlic girl all the way! It seems to cure most of my ills, so I try to keep a bottle of odorless garlic pills around. I'll have to keep this recipe in mind, though, sounds like it's great!

  2. Ooh. Raw milk is legal? Does that mean raw cheeses are too? Jimmy is fascinated by those.

  3. Sarah, I think raw milk is legal in Ca. too. It is super good for you and my sister who has problems with dairy has been drinking it with no problems at all. I highly recommend it. Just make sure the dairy is clean and the cows are grass fed. Do you have your ETSY store up yet?

  4. Thanks, Jennifer. I have heard of garlic oil for ear aches too. I have not tried it myself but you never know, I never thought apple cider vinegar would be so handy.

  5. This is so timely, I just got a sore throat today. I have made this with lemon in the past, but vinegar just might be a more effective choice. I am on break at work, but I will be making myself a cup of this as soon as I get home.


  6. That's really great that it helped you so much! I will have to add that to my arsenal. Thank you.

  7. Brenda- I hope the apple cider vinegar helped your throat. I would love to hear how it worked for you.