Sore throat is a first sign of upcoming cold, fever, bacterial infection or even strep throat. It usually occurs in winters or transition between seasons. Apple cider vinegar is a strong acidic solution often used in cooking and cleaning. However, it is also popular as a remedy for sore throats from colds or strep throat infections. The antibacterial properties of vinegar can help neutralize infections in the throat that cause pain. Here are some ways to use apple cider vinegar for sore throats:


Way 1: Take up to 2 tbsp. of ACV in as little as half a cup of water. Gargle with this mixture once or twice an hour, and optionally swallow the gargle when you are done. You can mix the gargle as strong as you wish, but always drink plain water after each gargle to wash the vinegar through the system so it does not remain in contact with sensitive areas.

Way 2: In a glass of warm water, dissolve 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt. Gargle using this mixture. Repeat several times a day.

Note: Don’t swallow the mixture and rinse your mouth each time after gargling.


Recipe 1: Mix one teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and three teaspoons honey in a glass of warm water for an easy elixir. All three ingredients will work together to help you heal. Apple cider vinegar and honey have antibacterial properties, and the capsaicin in hot peppers helps alleviate pain.

Recipe 2: Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey to a cup of warm water and drink it slowly. Do this two or three times a day. Soon you will get relief from the pain and inflammation.


Recipe 1: Take 1 cup of peppermint tea and add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to it. Gargle using this mixture for few times. Repeat if required.

Recipe 2: Add one tablespoon of dried marshmallow root to one cup of boiling water and steep it for about half an hour. Strain the solution, add some honey and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and drink it. You can have three cups of this herbal tea in a day.


Another good sore throat remedy is 1 cup wheatgrass juice mixed with 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar . A quick rinse and spit with this chlorophyll-rich liquid helps prohibit bacteria growth and ease throat pain. Held in the mouth for five minutes or so, this juice is said to help revitalize weakened gums and stop toothache pain and pain related to sore throat.


  1. Everything about apple cider vinegar has been pretty positive except for the astringency of the vinegar which you must take caution of when applying it on your face. I would recommend starting with a lower dosage of it and then moderate it to higher strength as you keep adapting to the topical solution. It’s normal to feel any tingling sensation as it is an indication that it’s working. However if you start experiencing any burning effects then wash it off immediately and lower the strength of ACV. For better results, use a water-based skin moisturizer to apply on your skin after each ACV treatment. This is to prevent your skin from getting too dehydrated due to the astringent characteristics of ACV. I would like to point out that even though apple cider vinegar can remove some surface bacteria on the skin, it is not a long-term solution that can truly attack acne at its root. There are just about many causes of acne and bacteria are one of them. It’s more or less suitable for those who have mild to moderate acne and could see results in just a couple of weeks. For severe cases, it could really take a long time to heal it. Have patience and you will rule the world! The good thing is that you are doing it naturally and definitely not burning your pockets in the process. It all makes sense to try out this inexpensive home remedy before switching to more expensive products. Even if you need to, the severity of your acne condition would have improved and you wouldn’t have to spend a long time undergoing any medical procedures laid down for you by any dermatologist.

  2. The usage of this varies with the severity of your acne. Most of the time, users dilute it with water and apply it with a cotton ball over their spots as it seems to work very well. ACV is considered a good replacement for antibiotics as it helps to treat bacterial infections. You can probably use apple cider vinegar in two ways; one as an internal tonic and as topical antibacterial solution. Follow these steps and you might see some considerable results. First take three table spoons of ACV to a bottle of water and mix them well thoroughly. Then apply it on your face with a cotton ball as an astringent. Try using three different cotton balls on your face. Use one for your forehead, another for your cheeks and nose and one for your chin. If you happen to have an oily nose in particular, use a separate one for that. This is to prevent spreading bacteria from one place to all over your face which eventually would cause more breakouts on other areas of your face. Though this is quite uncommon, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Leave it for about ten to fifteen minutes and rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Then use a soft clean towel to pat your skin dry. Repeat this procedure three times a day for maximum effect. For those who have severe forms of acne infection, you can apply lower dosage of ACV diluted with three to four parts of water and leave it overnight to do its job and wash it off the next day with warm water.

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