Tomatoesonvine2-380x220 How can tomatoes help your voice and larynx muscles contraction problems? A tip for those suffering stress or overstraining of the vocal cords area: Vocal overstrain symptoms may appear during a vocal effort, or, more likely, between 12 and 48 hours after. In such a case you feel discomfort, hoarseness and occasionally, pain is possible. One way of relieving a muscle contraction in the larynx area resulted from overstrain, is sucking a salted tomato. The salt should help its vitamin C properly absorb in your body. Try and share the outcome with us. Faithfully keeping your voice intact Talya.