Just the past week I did something that's never happened before... I lost my voice. Through this traumatic time, I learned several useful tips, and I hope to pass them on to you.
So, I've been really into nutrition, natural oils, and home remedies recently. And I know what you're thinking, "NO! Not this! Not some girl who comes along and find something works and suddenly wants to pass it on to random people all over the world, who really don't feel they need it, but JUST maybe they know it's... TRUE!" Yes, like others, I read minds. I don't like to brag about it though. So on to the real jeeeuicy stuuuff.
If you've found yourself in the same predicament as I was, NO voice for 3 Days, then Here's something that seriously helped me. ALSO if you do not have Laryngitis, these are still very good and cleansing for ALL!! (get it? Got it? Good.)
Cayenne pepper. You're like, Whaaat? And I say yes. Some say to put 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a tablespoon of pepper. I really put about 3/4's teaspoon of cayenne pepper in with the honey. That was more than enough for me. Stir it around a little bit. I Dare you to take it. Cayenne pepper will help bring junk out from your throat. Apparently cayenne pepper kills prostrate cancer cells, stops heart attacks, nourishes the heart with vital nutrients, removes plaque from the arteries, helps rebuild flesh destroyed or harmed by frostbite, heals hemorrhoids, re-builds stomach tissue, heals stomach ulcers, fortifies your overall health, and allays the most straining of diseases. So it sounds like anyone can benefit from this cayenne and honey mixture.
P.S. Have a big glass of water on hand after holding the mixture in the back of your throat for about 30 seconds, and swallowing.
Next is Apple Cider Vinegar! THIS one really helped. I found my voice was sooo much better after gargling for as long as you can, and spitting it out (do this morning and night, before you go to bed for several days). I did an 8 oz. glass of water with 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Some put 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in with it too. But I decided to go with the honey and cayenne pepper mixture above. Now for those who still don't have Laryngitis, this is still awesomely good for all of you. Some are diabetes, high cholesterol, heart health, cancer, and best of all, weight loss! Some take 2 teaspoons a day with juice, or whatever. Or it can be applied externally. But be careful. It's highly acidic. You might die. Ish.
P.S. It's really disgusting ish, so be ready. Though maybe I shouldn't have told you that.
NOW, for people with Colds, or sore throats, I've found several helps. Well, lots.
#1. Oregano oil! (woot woot) This also helps with Laryngitis. And so much more too. Such as, destroying organisms that contribute to skin infections and digestive problems. Strengthening the immune system. Increasing joint and muscle flexibility, and improving respiratory health. What I do, is three drops under the tongue, and three drops at the back of the throat, or somewhere in the mouth you feel it needs (like a tooth that hurts from infection, or some such thing). Hold the oil there for 30 seconds (DO NOT swallow during that time), and then swallow. Annnnnd have a big glass of water ready and waiting. It may feel like burning, but that's ok. It means it's working. Apparently there's two different kinds, one that can be taken internally, and ones that can be applied externally, so look that up before you get some.
P.S. It's a realllllly good germ killer! ;)
#2. Clove oil. THIS one seems awesome. Because it helps with Dental (!), infections, skin care, Stress (!!), headaches, respiratory problems, earaches, nausea, blood circulation and purification, diabetes, immune system..... etc! I just put a drop of clove oil (JUST 1) on a big spoonful of honey. Be sure to have a glass of water on hand. To look for proper doses for some of the things listed, just look it up. My dose helps with colds, sore throats, and internal infections.
Ok, so you're probably really bored by now. But these Seriously help. Trust me. I know. And stuff.