The weather has been shit in Berlin. Apparently it isn’t summer right now, it’s RAINING SEASON! Seriously, it rains EVERY day, since weeks. Yeah, The Groundhog doesn’t lie and on Groundhog Day there was the most terrible weather ever. Stormy, windy, cold and I’m sure there was thunder and lightning as well.
So yeah, this shit is wearing me out right now. Also, I have to cycle around the city every day and it’s hot, cold, rainy and humid, changing every half an hour.
Anyways, coz this shit has been wearing me out I woke up with a sore throat yesterday. First thing I did, I remembered reading some really glorious reviews of gargling with a cayenne pepper drink. So I did that! Not so nice, especially if you choke on the pepper, you have tears streaming down your face, your lips and your whole mouth are burning like hell and your sore throat still isn’t better.
It just doesn’t work that well for me and I’ve tried it several times before.. but I keep thinking it SHOULD work. It seems to work for so many people!
I did that pepper drink twice yesterday and it didn’t get much better, in fact it was worse the next morning. I can take pain better then nausea, which I absolutely cannot cope with, but a sore throat really, really is annoying.. it’s agonizing. But I remembered that I read about drinks with apple cider vinegar being helpful.
Of curz I’d only use the organic, unpasteurized, unfiltered(cloudy) apple cider vinegar. The cheap crap you get in the supermarket might work alright too, but I wouldn’t use it.
What you need to make the drink,
•organic apple cider vinegar
•a sweetener of your choice, agave syrup, brown sugar, honey or whatever you like
•and warm water
I put 1 or 2 table spoons of vinegar in a glass and then add some agave syrup and half fill the glass with cold water, mix it and add boiling water. I add the boiling water later, to not completely fry the ingredients.
Stir and finished! Now you just need to drink it really slowly and maybe keep it in your mouth/throat for a while if you can. You can also gargle, but I hate gargling. That’s for children!
As I said, I woke up with quite a painful sore throat. I had 2 drinks in the morning, the first one I made wayyy too strong, apparently I forgot that one table spoon is enough and took about 1000% more. I don’t necessarily recommend that, but it may help if you are in REALLY bad pain. Then I had another drink in the evening. 3 drinks a day and my sore throat is almost gone. Awesome!
It soothes it more or less straight away, but if you remember, when you’re having a sore throat, hot drinks soothe it most of the time, but only for like a few minutes and then it’s just as bad as before. With the apple cider vinegar it soothes it and then gets better and better. Sounds like I’m convinced, doesn’t it?! No seriously, it’s good and maybe you wanna give it a try when your next sore throat is kicking in. And don’t use the cayenne pepper, it’s not necessary. ..unless you’re into really hot foods that is!