It’s that time of year again in the northern hemisphere – winter. And with it comes colds, flus, and sore throats. Besides being an author / editor / translator, I’m a vocal coach, and so I deal with more than a fair share of throat issues. I have a number of tips and tricks for healing throats quickly, but one of the best medicines I know of is what I share with you here; we’ve used this for a few years now, and I’ll never go back to chemically-produced, expensive products!
Homemade Cough & Throat Medicine
1 part apple cider vinegar (make sure to use the unfiltered kind, with the ‘mother’ – it should be cloudy, not clear)
1 part honey (I use acacia honey for a neutral taste)
A bottle (I use an old Vick’s Nyquil bottle, relabelled!)
That’s it! If you want to add a bit of filtered water, you can, but it’s better straight-up. Adjust the amount of honey for your own use, but try to keep the proportions fairly even. Store in a bottle, shake well before using, and drink as much as needed; I keep a small plastic cup with the bottle for each person in the household. I good swig of it every few hours alleviates the soreness, dryness and scratchy throat feeling; the great thing about this all-natural product is that you can take it as often as needed, with no limits to dosages per day. Start off with a tablespoon three times a day, and adjust as warranted by your situation.