Coconut Oil for a Sore Throat

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 09:07 AM Charlie Pulsipher
Coconut Oil for a Sore Throat 3.80/5 (76.00%) 90 votes

coconut_oil_for_a_sore_throat_imageThe uses for coconut oil are reaching staggering numbers and growing each day as people try this all-natural, good fat in different ways. Coconut oil and sore throats go together very well. This oil is an anti-inflammatory that soothes the pain, irritation, and scratchiness of a sore throat. It is also antimicrobial, attacking bacteria, fungi, and even many viruses so your immune system can step in and get rid of the problem faster.

You can take a teaspoon or two of oil and let it roll down the back of your throat to help the healing process begin. You can also make a soothing, healing cough syrup to sweetly ease away the pain and lessen that urge to cough. It works well with colds, flu, sinus infections that disturb the throat, tonsilloliths, and even sore throats caused from overuse of your voice.


  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup local raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Mix these together in a small saucepan and warm them on low heat. You only want to melt the ingredients, not cook them. Take the warm syrup with a spoon or mix it in warm water or tea and let the healing begin. You can also melt coconut oil into tea or vegetable broth directly to sip away the soreness in your throat.

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About Charlie Pulsipher

Charlie Pulsipher is a health and fitness enthusiast, writer, author, and neighborhood do-gooder. He shifted his education from Biochemistry to English Literature in an attempt to avoid math, but never stopped loving the natural world of the miniscule. He has published several fantasy and science fiction novels and helped others publish more down to earth books about natural foods. He can’t stop writing. He is probably happily tapping away on some keyboard even now.

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6 Responses to “Coconut Oil for a Sore Throat”

  1. PY says:

    Ive been having sore throat and cough for two days now. Stumble upon your site and I took your advice of taking a spoon of oil. It felt good and very soothing instantly…will repeat a few more times today and hope for the best!

  2. Ephraim says:

    Hi, Charlie.

    I suspected that coconut oil might be good for a bad throat, and that’s what led me to your article.

    However, I wonder, could I substitute apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice? I find lemon too sharp and it tends to dry out the mouth generally, plus ACV just tastes better.

    Regards and thanks.

  3. Martin says:

    Thanks I really needed this, I’m bogged down in bed with a seriously sore throat.

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