Yet another remedy that I learned from my Great Grandmother was how to cure a sore throat. The recipe itself is very simple as it only has two ingredients that I will list below.
There is a funny story behind this recipe that I would like to share. It’s how I found out the hard way that one of the ingredients in this home remedy wasn’t salt. Ok here is my disclaimer: I was young. I was about 10 or 11 and in the 5th grade. End of disclaimer.
So one morning I woke up feeling bad and decided to doctor on myself since I had a sore throat. Much to the objection of my mother, I proceeded to dump a spoonful of vinegar laced salt in my mouth! Well I liked salt and vinegar chips and even on fries, but this was horrible! I felt it immediately! Everything felt like it stopped. I could feel the salt drying up my system and I ran to the sink to get rid of this terrible concoction.
As it turned out, I should have used sugar……NOT salt. I somehow had it in my young mind that the vinegar sweetened the salt. Crazy right? No….remember my disclaimer: I was young. Ok maybe a little crazy. Needless to say that was really bad. By the time it was over, my eyes were bloodshot red and I couldn’t get enough water. I decided to forego trying again and opted for the Chlorseptic spray instead. In the end the lesson I learned was always ask for the recipe!
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 small capful of vinegar (just to coat the sugar)
Place the spoon in your mouth and allow the mixture to dissolve.