Laryngitis is a fairly common illness that cannot be treated with antibiotics unless it is considered chronic. However, many people are not aware that they can use apple cider vinegar for laryngitis treatment.
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the throat or larynx. It can mean anything from the inconvenience of a hoarse voice to the more serious complete loss of your voice.
If it is acute it will probably only last a few days but the chronic version may take over 3 weeks to clear up.
If the inflammation lasts less than three weeks, laryngitis is considered “acute” and if it lasts longer than three weeks, it is considered “chronic”. The chronic form occurs mostly in middle-aged people and is more common for men than women.
Antibiotics are not very helpful in the acute form of laryngitis.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Laryngitis Remedies
Since acute laryngitis cannot be treated with antibiotics, many suffers must endure a few weeks of sore throats and hoarse voices. Here are three apple cider vinegar for laryngitis home remedies that you can use to sooth (and hopefully cure) your laryngitis.
1. ACV Drink
- 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ cup of water
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, but may increase effectiveness)
Drink twice a day.
2. ACV Gargle
- 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- Glass of warm water
Gargle with this mixture three times per day.
The antibacterial properties of the apple cider vinegar kill bacteria in your throat. The cayenne pepper is helpful to soothe mucous membranes around the voice box. Also, if you have a sore throat, this remedy will offer relief.
3. ACV Compress
Place a thin cloth soaked in apple cider vinegar over your throat. Your skin will absorb the vinegar directly.
Also, to assist with the vinegar absorption you can heat your throat with a towel soaked in hot water.
Not Sure if You Have Laryngitis? Here are Some Symptoms
- Dry, sore or burning throat
- Coughing, which is both a causing factor and symptom of laryngitis
- Difficulty swallowing
- Swelling in the area of the larynx
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Swollen lymph nodes in the throat, chest, or face
- Coughing up blood
- Shortness of breath (usually in children)
- Increased production of saliva
More Laryngitis Home Remedies
While apple cider vinegar is one of the best ways to treat laryngitis, it’s not the only natural remedy. Here are twelve other ways to cure laryngitis naturally:
- Lemon Juice or Tea
- Mixed Juices
- Green Tea
- Anise Seeds
You can read more about this laryngitis home remedies on our blog post titled, “13 All Natural Remedies for Laryngitis That Actually Work”.
I hope this article has helped you know how to relieve and cure with apple cider vinegar for laryngitis. We welcome your comments and testimonials for how this helped your laryngitis symptoms.