Having had throat problems for 5 years, comprising of pain, tickly cough, sticky mucus, I have tried almost everything with little success. I then tried cayenne gargle, with a little salt. The result is fantastic, almost immediately, my throat was back to normal, no mucus or pain. I now use a gargle mix of cayenne, apple cider vinegar, salt & honey twice daily. I also take cayenne with food. Generally feel very well and am very happy to have got rid of throat problems.