Strep throat is a scary prospect. It renders work impossible, and the time you lose suffering from it can rarely be made up.
It’s been proven that the antibiotics your doctor supplies only reduce your recovery time by half a day.
But like most other illnesses and infections, there are many natural ways to cure strep throat.
I’ve used a lot of natural remedies for this, but there are 6 extremely simple ones that you can put together in your own home…
Before I reveal these 6 remedies, I want you to understand the difference between strep throat and viral infections.
Strep throat is an infection of the throat and the tonsils caused by bacteria. Generally speaking, strep throat doesn’t come with cold and flu symptoms.
Viral infections will be accompanied by runny noses and pressure in your head, but strep throat usually just affects your throat.
It’s important to understand which one you have when looking to treat it. In either case, antibiotics are pretty much useless.
That’s why I’m going to provide you with these 6 home remedies so you can kick strep throat before it can fully evolve.
Elderberry has been linked with a healthy respiratory system, and can help fight both bacterial and viral infections.
Elderberry can be consumed in many ways, including elderberry tea, capsules, and powder.
Echinacea has the ability to act as an immune-enhancing herb that stops bacterial infections like strep throat. The phytochemicals work to stop the bacteria from entering healthy cells.
When using this remedy, you should try to take Echinacea in tea or capsule form the second you feel symptoms coming on.
It’ll work wonders for you if you can catch it early enough.
3. Vitamin C
This is probably the most obvious remedy, but I feel like you can’t mention sore throats without mentioning vitamin C.
I could talk to you for days about vitamin C, but the short of it is this: vitamin C is the best thing you can take for your immune system.
It also repairs tissue damage in your throat and reduces your risk of hundreds of other illnesses.
Take 1,000 mg of vitamin C per day to prevent infection, or take 4,000 mg a day to get rid of an infection.
Oranges, kale, strawberries, grapefruit, and kiwi are packed with it.
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked as a cause for respiratory infections amongst many of the health industry’s leading doctors.
It’s suggested that if you’re under 70, you should be taking 15 micrograms a day, and 20 micrograms a day if you’re older than 70.
5. Raw Honey
Taking a dose of raw honey each day enhances your health-promoting antioxidants.
This boosts your immune system and helps sooth strep throat. The texture of honey helps create a thick protective barrier which fights off infection.
Raw honey is a must for any kind of throat infection.
6. Gargle with Himalayan Salt
This final home remedy works like a charm.
Pink Himalayan salt mixed into water reduces any swelling of the throat when it’s gargled.
The bad bacteria in your throat struggles to provide in the environment created by the Himalayan salt, and dies off before it’s able to infect you.
When you feel that strep throat coming on, mix pink Himalayan salt with warm water and gargle 2-3 times a day.
You’ll feel the bad bacteria dying off instantly.
I personally recommend using all 6 of these remedies the second you feel any strep throat symptoms coming on. If the symptoms don’t go away, continue the remedies until you’re 100% again.