I get sore throats every time the weather changes from warm to cold. I think it is due to allergies and the dry air. It never fails that I get them about the time that we start turning the heater on. I get them so often and bad that I had to have a tonsillectomy and yet they still occur. Despite having no tonsils, they still are painful enough that I eventually can’t speak, eat very much, etc.
Some of the remedies I usually try are: sucking on a Ricola cough drop during the night. This helps soothe my throat so I can sleep. Gargling with salt water. Gargling and drinking warm honey lemon water. Drinking fruit tea with honey, Taking medication, sleeping, running a humidifier, taking vitamins, drinking orange juice, and perhaps a few more things. Even doing these things my sore throats would get progressively worse and cause pain for days before going away…until recently I tried something totally new and totally effective!
What’s the trick? Gargling with pure colloidal silver. I bought pure colloidal silver to boost my immune system while pregnant. The day it arrived I came down with my sore throat. So I did some research and found that gargling 1 Tablespoon of pure colloidal silver for at least a minute (I stop and breath in between gargling so that I can last a minute) and then swallowing the silver has had awesome success at healing and soothing sore throats, so I tried it.
Results? As soon as I finished gargling, I was immediately out of pain. When I say immediate I don’t mean hours later. I’m talking less than a minute after gargling and swallowing the silver, my throat pain was gone. I would then wait and gargle and swallow when the pain came back which was about every 8 hours.
I only needed to gargle silver about three times a day to remain pain free. I have now been doing this for 48 hours and I have been functioning normally. I have no raspy voice, no coughing, I can eat, drink, talk, etc. all without hardly any pain!
I also recently found a way to naturally keep my annual or bi-annual ear infections away with Frankincense and Lavender essential oils (see post here on how to prevent chronic ear infections). So naturally, I tried using Frankincense and Lavender essential oils on my throat topically (outside) as well. These oils seemed to also help. I do also recommend diffusing these essential oils during the day and nearby your bed if you have that option as well. But overall the biggest soother and healing power was no doubt the silver.
This is the type of silver I bought. It is very pure (0 .999%) and has great reviews on Amazon. As you’ll see below my friend mentions that making your own is more cost effective. I may do a follow up blog post on how to make your own to save money. If I do, I’ll link to it here.
My experience with colloidal silver has been so amazing that I had to post about it to friends and family on Facebook. I was amazed to see how many of my friends have found it extremely helpful for different ailments. Here are some of their comments:
L- “It’s great for athlete’s foot. I’ve used it for sunburns, all kinds of infections, and topically on sores.”
A- “My family has been using silver for longer than I can remember and we are huge believers! Most recently I used it for an eye infection and it killed it so fast! Anita, call me, we actually have a kit and I make mine myself and it’s so much cheaper, just less concentrated. Glad you found my miracle! It’s amazing!”
K- “Great for rinsing the sinus out if you have a cold or sinus infection. Awesome for ear and eye infections too. I’ve also been putting it on my baby for some warts she was going to have to get burned off. It’s awesome stuff!”
A- “It works great topically for acne and for smaller breakouts as well. If you spritz some on the skin at night (or dab it on) before bed you’ll wake up with a lot clearer complexion!”
A lot of people online are saying colloidal silver is great for boosting the immune system and is a great way to prevent catching Ebola (if you are ever exposed). It’s selling out online quite quickly because of the Ebola scare. If you are interested in getting (or making your own), I suggest doing so soon.
As with anything you will want to make sure that you use a moderate amount and not ingest very much. Follow the protocol on the bottles and do further research if needed.
Next time you get a sore throat, give this natural remedy a try.