Strep throat is a very common problem, driving countless individuals to see a doctor for antibiotic treatment. But as with virtually all other problems, no drugs are required for strep throat treatment. In fact, there are rather simple and natural solutions for staving off and treating a case of strep.
Unfortunately, the medical establishment can’t have you recognizing these ridiculously simple solutions for the problem, however, as drug sales and subsequent profit would take a nosedive. To avoid pharmaceutical treatment, you must learn how to treat strep throat naturally yourself.
First, it’s important to know the symptoms of strep throat. Here is a list of symptoms before moving forward:
- Sudden and intense sore throat
- Yellow and/or whiteness in the throat
- Pain and/or difficulty swallowing
- Swollen tonsils or lymph nodes in the neck or throat
- Fever over 101 degrees fahrenheit (38.3 celcius)There are homemade remedies you can use to reduce the inflammation and ease the pain in your throat. These simple and easy to get remedies will kill the Streptococcus bacteria and provide you with added protection against a recurrence.
Honey will be effective in treating your strep throat infection. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will destroy the bacteria and reduce the inflammation.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is also effective in combating your strep throat infection you can follow these instructions:
Mix 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of warm water. You can also raise the dosage by using a mixture of 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to 16oz of warm water. Gargle this solution in the morning or at night before you go to bed.
You will notice an improvement within 30 minutes of gargling.
Essential oils like grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon, thyme, cinnamon, lavender and sage have been proven to be effective against strep throat because of their excellent antibacterial properties. You can try this recipe:
Mix 5 drops of any of the aforementioned essential oil in water. Put the mixture in a pan and heat on a stove. Take the pan from the stove before it boils. You should then inhale the steam emanating from the mixture for about 10-15 minutes.
Instead of swallowing vitamin C pills you can try drinking tea mixed with honey and lemon which is rich in vitamin C. The vitamin C in the lemon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which will help to fight off the infection, soothe the pain and swelling in your throat.
Now don’t be alarmed you are not expected to chew this pepper. To treat your strep throat infection with cayenne pepper just mix a teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper powder to a 1/2 cup of carrier, coconut or olive oil.
Use this mixture as a cream and apply to your throat area. It is also useful for relieving tense muscles.