Here's the recipe for a pain-free throat:
1 TBS Bragg raw-unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar
1 TBS of organic honey
Mix in a glass of warm water. Gargle until your throat doesn't hurt any more. It took me 2 large glasses. You'll spit out small, brown worm like things. That's normal. They are snot that are colored from the cider. I gargle any time my throat hurts, which is so far just at night.