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How to Soothe a Sore Throat with Marshmallows

When the cold weather approaches so does being sick. Fortunately, you can Soothe a Sore Throat with Marshmallows and avoid medication!

It’s very cost effective and chances are you already have some marshmallows in your cupboard making it an easy solution.

Not only are marshmallows very inexpensive, but they are much tastier than some of the sort throat medications or lozenges on the market.

The ones that do taste good (and sort of like candy) typically don’t give very good relief from all the aches and pains associated with a sore throat.

Since marshmallows do not contain any medication you can eat them as often as you’d like. No risk of overdosing or need for using medications that may or may not work.

Sure, keep in mind if you are watching your calories you don’t want to overdo it on these.

You could also try the sugar-free marshmallows although they may not taste as good. 😉

Small round white marshmallows on blue background.

What You Will Need to Cure a Sore Throat with Marshmallows:

How to Cure a Sort Throat with Marshmallows:

  1. Refrigerate a few marshmallows for a few hours.
  2. Once cold eat the marshmallows. 3-4 at a time should do the trick and sooth that nasty sore throat.

So why exactly does this work?

The gelatin in marshmallows coats your throat soothing irritation and inflammation.

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Some other items that include gelatin are Jell-O, Peeps, Gummy Worms, Frosted Cereals, and Skittles.

Next time you have a sore throat give the marshmallows a try and then come back to let me know if it works for you!

Looking for more great home remedies? Check out more below!

Samantha Floyd

Sunday 30th of April 2023

My mom said no because it is candy but I am pretty sure it would work


Friday 30th of December 2022

Marshmallow extract is supposed to be beneficial for inflamed lungs so it's not only the gelatin


Sunday 9th of September 2018

I did it and it's still hurts and still cant swallow


Monday 10th of September 2018

I am sorry to hear that! It's always happened to work for me but it could vary on the type of illness causing your sore throat. Hope you find relief soon.

Mike Jones

Sunday 5th of August 2018

Bummer... I suppose the fact that they need to be refrigerated means that you can't treat a sore throat with s'mores? Or I guess I could just eat a few cold ones and then use the extras to make s'mores as well :)

Jennifer R.

Saturday 10th of March 2018

I’m about to give it a shot on my little one!


Thursday 15th of March 2018

Aw good luck! I hope it helps!