1) Sometimes a sore throat can be cured by the following simple recipe:
Soak in water a small piece of bread and mix it with a pinch of cayenne pepper;
roll it up in the form of a pill and swallow it. Usually in three hours the
patient will be relieved of all pain. In aggravated cases, a second dose
may be requisite.
2) A gargle of salt and vinegar, with a little cayenne pepper, will do more to disperse soreness of the throat than any other remedy of which we have heard. It stimulates the glands, promotes free secretion, and will sometimes cure in a few hours.
3) An excellent remedy for sore throat is brewer's yeast and honey -- four tablespoonfuls of the first and one teaspoonful of the latter. Mix in a cup, and gargle the throat two or three times an hour.
4) Use a gargle of a goblet half full of water, with a teaspoonful of common baking soda dissolved in it.