There are many different types of illnesses that we may have throughout the year, including the common cold and flu. Most of them tend to pass around at school, work or anywhere else that we congregate. When we get sick, it can leave us flat on our back and at times, it can be extremely uncomfortable. That is especially true when we have strep throat, and the pain can be unbearable.
In most cases, a bout of strep throat is going to send you to the doctors and they will provide you with a round of antibiotics. Although it is true that antibiotics are often able to treat strep very quickly, some people like to avoid them when possible. There are a number of natural remedies that you may want to consider, some of which are quite brilliant in their ability to treat the problem.
Honey – one of the many different ways of treating strep throat, but one that is both delicious and natural, is to use honey. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, it is antibacterial in nature as well. It’s the perfect option for treating inflammation, pain and infection. Honey provides almost instant relief to someone who is suffering from strep throat.
Vitamin C: lemon – Add some lemons to your diet for their vitamin C. This vitamin has antibacterial qualities so it helps to soothe the throat and treat the infection. Make a tea with lemon and honey.
Essential oils – you can use essential oils when you have strep throat. Some of the types of essential oils you could use include grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon, lavender and cinnamon. Try the following remedy:
-Add five drops of some of the essential oils listed above in some water. Pour this mixture into a pan and heat it. Then, use the steam from the solution for inhalation for about 10-15 minutes. Repeat as many times as needed during the day.
Apple cider vinegar – this is one of the best natural treatments for infections. Mix 3 tablespoons of ACV with 8 ounces warm water. Gargle the solution and you will see immediate improvements.
Cayenne pepper – a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder with a half cup of coconut or olive oil can treat strep throat. Apply the mixture on the outside of the throat and it can also help to relax muscles and treat the infection.
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