A strep throat is a very unpleasant condition, which is actually a bacterial infection that is followed by swelling and pain in the throat, it is very uncomfortable and intense issue. If you don’t treat it on time, it may cause the appearance of other more serious diseases such as rheumatic fever and kidney inflammation.
The strep throat is a result of the group A streptococcus bacteria which is also known as the Streptococcus pyogenes, and this bacteria is very contagious.
Mostly this infection is treated with prescribed antibiotics, but antibiotics may be causing some side effects, which is why you want to try some of the listed natural remedies below, which are also able to boost your immune system besides relieving you from the strep throat symptoms:
1. Oil Pulling
The oral cavity cavity can be freed from bacteria with this technique. It is a perfect way to destroy the bacteria in your mouth and detoxify that area as well. You just need to swish around some essential oil for about 10 minutes, then spit it. After that clean your mouth with water and wash your teeth with a toothbrush.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
The apple cider vinegar contains powerful antibacterial properties, due to its richness in acetic acid. Just sip a little bit of ACV, this will stimulate the growth of the good bacteria, and relieve from the harmful one. the ACV is a famous natural antibiotic, which makes it able to offer a relief from these symptoms.
3. Vitamin D
According to researches vitamin D is able to boost our immunity system, and if your vitamin D levels are critically low, some diseases that are often caused by the group A strep bacteria may start to occur. Therefore, if you want to protect yourself from strep throat or if you want to treat it, simply increase the daily intake of vitamin D.
4. Lemon Oil
Lemon oil is also one of the most famous natural antibacterials which is able to reduce the growing of the antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains and also detox our body. To relieve from the strep throat symptoms, simply add a few drops in a glass of water and just drink it.
5. Raw Honey
The raw honey is able to prevent from this infection’s symptoms, due to its powerful antibacterial properties. The raw honey is also able to relieve from the pain caused from a strep throat and boost our immune system, due to its richness in antioxidants.
It has one of the most powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, which makes it perfect for the strep throat treatment as well. The elderberry can be consumed in many forms, it can appear in a liquid, capsule, and powder form.
7. Bone Broth
The bone broth is one of the richest sources of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and many other minerals such as these, and it is also able to boos our immune system and hydrate our body at the same time.
8. Peppermint Oil
A lot of menthol is contained in the peppermint oil, which actually is able to provide a cooling effect for our throat and relax and calm our body. Just as the lemon oil, add a few drops in a glass of water and just drink it. Also this oil can be applied topically, on your throat, chest and temples.
9. Herbal Tea
This tea is able to fight inflammation and soothe the pain caused from a strep throat, due to its properties. We mentioned that it is able to treat strep throat symptoms, but not only that, this tea is able to boost our immune system. Also the chamomile tea is very rich with antioxidants which makes it able to fight against swelling, congestion, redness and pain very easily.
10. Himalayan Salt
The Himalayan Salt is able to alkalize our oral area, due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which provides a very harsh environment for bacteria to live. Therefore, you want to gargle with this salt but first add it in a glass of water to melt.
Other included sources linked in David Wolfe’s article:
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
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