The antibacterial elements of vinegar in the apple cider solution provide instant relief for problems of a sore throat caused by cold and infections. Certainly it’s not a replacement for medicines but, found to provide great relief in case of a sore throat, especially it works wonders in reducing the pain. It is safe to use apple cider vinegar during pregnancy as well. The results are optimum and best when organic, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is used.
How is apple cider vinegar good for sore throat
Acidic Property: Helps to stabilize the pH balance of the tissues of the throat by maintaining the acidic and alkalinity according to the body’s needs.
Antibacterial property: Aids in fighting bacterial infections that cause a sore throat.
Natural expectorant: Aids in clearing the phlegm in the throat and helps in breathing.
Promotes overall health: Contains prebiotic inulin which is known to support the immune system of the body, also boosting the white blood cell count.
How to use apple cider vinegar as a remedy for a sore throat
Gargling with apple cider vinegar
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with half a cup of warm water and gargle with it two to three times a day. You can add a pinch of salt as well. This remedy works for a sore throat from cough and flu as well as for a strep throat.
If you want to try out the more concentrated form of apple cider vinegar, provided you do not experience any problem, stir one-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar into one-fourth cup of warm water and gargle with the mixture. Repeat it every hour until the pain subsides.
Sipping undiluted apple cider vinegar
Sip a small amount of undiluted apple cider vinegar and swallow, repeating the same many times during the day. The acidic nature of the apple cider vinegar is found to have a harmful effect on tooth enamel, and the remedy lies in drinking some plain water after each sip.
Drinking apple cider vinegar with water
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with half cup of warm water and drink the solution two or three times in a day. One tablespoon of raw honey or a pinch of baking soda can be added to the mixture for extra benefit. This method is very useful if performed at the first sign of a sore throat as it prevents the development of cold.
Another option is to mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey, the juice from one-fourth of a lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Add a cup of hot water to the concoction and take it as a tea at least four times a day.