This my favorite remedy for a sore throat:
In a small container put 1-2 spoonfuls of honey, add as much cayenne pepper as you can tolerate. Good idea to add just a smidgen (start with a tiny pinch), taste a little, and work up to your level of toleration - depends on if you are used to spicy food or not. You can make the mixture more fluid, if you prefer, by adding a small amount of olive oil.
Use a spoon to take a small amount. You can feel the cayenne getting to work on the bacteria in your throat,-and it is a painkiller as well!
When I have a sore throat, I keep some on my desk and swallow a small amount as I need it.
P.S. Alice asked me to edit this with worry that some may try to use too much cayenne, please start slow and just try a tiny pinch, if you see you can tolerate the heat, then add more. Grandma