There has been so much publicity about coconut oil and its many uses, including for cooking, as a body moisturiser and for the hair. But what is not well known is that coconut oil can also be used to remedy a sore throat. I personally have used it when I have felt ill with a cold and a painful dry throat.

The method is to take one heaped tablespoon of coconut oil and eat it in your mouth where you let it dissolve and gently drip down the back of your throat. As the oil trickles and moves down the throat it takes with it all the bacteria that is there causing the dryness and the sore throat. I have seen results with this method just after 1 day of taking the oil. It’s very gentle, soothing and in my experience the most effective method of healing a sore throat.


  • Raw organic coconut oil (cold pressed)