Did you know that the use of cayenne pepper for home remedy therapy dates back over 900 years?I was surprised to read about this but the properties found in cayenne pepper will help you understand why it is a good home remedy for laryngitis relief.It isn’t a food that will cure laryngitis but it will act as a numbing agent to help relieve laryngitis discomforts.
Here are the properties found in Cayenne Pepper…
Capsaicin: the primary compound
Other compounds are:
- Vitamins A and C
Capsaicin is also the primary compound found in chilli peppers. If you’ve read the list of anti-inflammatory foods, then you’ll know that chilli peppers are a great way to relieve laryngitis symptoms. The same goes for Cayenne Pepper as it’s the same compounds that will help relieve the pain from sore throats.
The Capsaicinoids act as a numbing agent by blocking the pain signals that are sent to your brain. This is why it is known to relieve laryngitis, rather than cure the condition.
To get the maximum benefit from using Cayenne Pepper to relieve laryngitis symptoms, it’s best to mix in a bit of honey. By mixing honey with Cayenne Pepper, you can get the benefit of both natural remedies for laryngitis.
The benefits of honey are that it will help boost your immune system which in turn helps to both fight and stave off any infections. Since laryngitis can be caused by a viral or a bacterial infection of the throat, then using honey regualarly will help prevent laryngitis from occurring in the future. In this case though for relieving the discomfort you feel because of laryngitis, then the honey is only for the taste benefits.
Just like gargling salt is beneficial for health reasons, yet not nice to taste, the Cayenne Pepper is quite similar. It gives you great benefits but tastes terrible. The honey will dilute the hot and spicy taste of the Cayenne Pepper which can make your eyes water. It is really spicy and will produce a hot and burning sensation around your throat when you gargle this.
The burning doesn’t hurt tremendously but will give you a stinging sensation on the tip of your tongue and your lips if it comes in contact with them. If the taste is too hot for your liking, then try the following:
½ teaspoon of Cayenne powder, mixed with 1 teaspoon of salt to reduce the hot flavor. Mix it well as the Cayenne powder has a tendency to settle in water. Sinking to the bottom of the glass. Continually mix the contents together right up til’ you neck the contents of the glass in one go. Throwing it back in one swig will make sure you get every drop of the Cayenne powder mix to give you relief from sore throats.
You can also mix in a teaspoon of honey and then stir the water until it all dissolves.
You won’t need the entire cup when you’re gargling. You can try adding it to a green tea, however the chances are that you won’t like the taste as it will be spicy. Instead, you may want to boil up the mixture and then reheat it as necessary.
Continuing to gargle the Cayenne Pepper and Honey every couple of hours to help feel relief from laryngitis. This will save you boiling up a lot of water and using any more ingredients than you have to.