Random Thoughts in General Discussion Posted August 29, 2014 · Report post Same! Now I know what not to do, thanks. Lol, for what it's worth, the garlic works very well (eat it with some honey to neutralize the taste a bit). My sore throat hasn't progressed into anything at all since I've started taking it. I just didn't expect raw garlic to be so spicy; your mouth will burn like crazy until you wash it down with something.