Strep throat is caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria and is most common in children. Its most frequent symptoms are a pain in the throat and inflammation.
It is usually treated with antibiotics, but here are several natural remedies which can help you treat the inflamed and painful throat and fight bacteria in a simple and fast way!
Honey has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which effectively treat inflammation, infections, and pain. It also quickly fights bacteria, so it will provide an almost instant relief.
- *Vitamin C- Lemon
Lemons are abundant in vitamin C, which has potent antibacterial qualities, which will treat the infection and soothe the throat pain. You should prepare a tea with some lemon juice and honey.
- Essential Oils
Essential oils can provide amazing benefits in the case of strep throat. You can use lemon, grapefruit, lemongrass, thyme, lavender, or cinnamon essential oil. Prepare 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
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective natural remedies for infections. You should mix 3 tablespoons of it with 8oz of warm water. Use this solution to gargle, and you will feel the improvements very soon.
- Cayenne Pepper
Mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder with half a cup of coconut or olive oil to treat strep throat. The application of this mixture on the area of the throat will also relax the tensed muscles and treat the infection.