Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Wives Tales

Unfortunately, it is the time of the year for sore throats, so I thought I'd look up a few cures.

1. Wear a dirty sock around your neck while you are sleeping.

2. Eat cloves of garlic or keep one clove in each cheek the whole day, changing them out periodically. Your sore throat should be gone by evening~probably along with everyone you know, LOL!

3. Eat fried onions (This one sounds good to me!)

4. Lemon and Honey mixed together and taken as a cough syrup

5. Gargling with Apple Cider Vinegar

6. Gargling with baking soda or salt

I do believe that gargling with the vinegar or salt/baking soda is great for a sore throat---it always makes mine feel better. Since garlic is known to have antibacterial and antibiotic properties, it probably does help, too. But I'm not sure I could stand the cloves in my mouth all day! I think honey would probably be good, too.

Do you know any good cures for a sore throat?


  1. Those old timey home remedies are fun to read but I hesitate to use them partly because so many of them were used on me as a child. Thankfully I never had to try a dirty sock tied around my neck. Gross!

  2. ughhhhhhh a dirty sock..icky...gargling with hot salt water here...

  3. No cures, but a remedy that I've used is to gargle the warm salt water. It helps for a bit.

    Maybe that ol' dirty sock would help keep people away from ya so's they don't get it....LOL!

  4. I've heard them all except for the dirty sock. ha ha I remember when I was a kid, one of my classmates brought a lemon to school and sucked on it all day, because her throat was sore. It made my mouth water all day, just watching her. :D

  5. The dirty sock cure just sounds bad, but the others would work.

  6. I haven't heard of the first three, they sound kind of strange to me, but the fried onions would be good.

  7. Granny always gave us lemon and honey. She heated it and it was so good. Always made me feel better.

  8. You mentioned most of the ones I've heard. I've also heard many that involve liquor : )