Sore Throat Home Remedy

Time Honoured Treatment 

Discover this incredible home remedy that provides effective relief for sore throats. Garlic and honey have been utilised for their medicinal abilities for centuries, and when combined, they possess an incredibly potent healing potential for throat discomfort. The inclusion of apple cider vinegar in this mixture further enhances its efficacy. Experience the benefits of this synergistic blend and get relief from your sore throat.

When you combine these two natural ingredients, they can create a powerful remedy for soothing sore throats. The best part? Garlic and honey work together in harmony to provide relief from throat discomfort. This traditional use of these ingredients has stood the test of time and is a trusted and reliable option for those seeking to improve with natural remedies.

Throughout history, garlic has earned a reputation as a potent remedy, revered by Roman physicians as a universal panacea in the first century, and even dubbed “Russian penicillin” by Russian doctors in the early 1900s for its effectiveness in treating respiratory tract diseases ref 1. One of the reasons behind its healing power lies in Alliin (S-allyl cysteine sulfoxide), a component found in garlic, known for its immune-boosting properties and ability to combat various pathogens and infections.

Garlic beneficial properties

  • Anti-viral   
  • Anti-septic   
  • Expectorant   
  • Anti-spasmodic (calms the cough reflex)

The ancient Egyptians, dating as far back as 2200 BC, recognised the medicinal properties of garlic and utilised it in their healing practices. Similarly, Native Americans relied on garlic to alleviate flu-like symptoms and promote wellness. Additionally, the ancient Egyptians held honey in high regard for its potent antibacterial properties, ref 2.

Honey beneficial properties

  • Anti-bacterial 
  • Anti-viral  
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant 
  • Immune modulating

Home Remedy for Sore Throats.


5 cloves of garlic
4 tablespoons Honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar  


First, crush and finely chop the garlic. Place into a clean jar and cover with 4 tablespoons of honey – good antibacterial honey like Manuka Honey or Active Jelly-bush honey. Then leave the mixture to stand for 3-4 hours. Last of all, add the apple cider vinegar.


Take 1/2 teaspoon 4-5 times per day. Start using this at the first signs of a sore throat.


Any persistent cough, accompanied by a headache or fever and or has yellow or green mucus, should be evaluated by a healthcare practitioner. One precaution I have read is regarding honey: do not give honey to children under 1 year of age unless it is pasteurised or boiled for five minutes. I would not give this mixture to a young child. If a child has a persistent cough, they should see a doctor.  

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The suggestions here are general in nature and do not take into account your individual needs. Before you make changes to your lifestyle or embark on any herbal remedy or nutritional supplement, it is wise to check with a healthcare professional. If there are any aspects of your wellness plan that you would like to discuss, feel free to contact us for a FREE 15-minute consultation valued at $45.

In health and wisdom

Brendon Groves Naturopath
Written by:
Brendon Groves Adv. Dip. H. Sc. Nat, Dip. H. Sc. H.M., Dip. H. Sc. Nut.
Clinical Naturopathic Practitioner
Founder of “Groves Naturopathics” and “The Groves Lifestyle Diet
Special interests in Weight loss, digestive issues, anxiety and mood disorders, and immune support.
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