6 Natural Remedies To Help Those With Strep Throat

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When you have strep throat, your throat may feel irritated, scratchy or sore. It is a bacterial infection that, if left untreated, can cause kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever. While this condition is common in children between ages 5 through 15, it can affect people of all ages.

 

What Causes Strep Throat?

Strep throat is caused by the bacterium known as Streptococcus pyogenes. It is a highly contagious bacterium that can be spread through airborne droplets from coughing or sneezing. The bacteria can also be contracted by sharing food, drinks, or touching surfaces, which have been infected, and then touching the mouth. Causes can include:

  • The Streptococcus pygenes bacterium
  • Sharing food or drinks
  • Getting coughed or sneezed on by an infected person
  • Touching infected surfaces (and then touching the mouth)

 

Natural Remedies:

Get A Humidifier:

It may be beneficial to put a humidifier in your room to help alleviate dryness in your throat. Additionally, it may help to inhale steam. You can poor boiling water into a bowl, let it cool for 5 minutes or so, put your face over the bowl, and drape a towel over your head and the bowl to trap the steam. Breathe deeply, and you can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil for added benefits.

 

Gargle With Salt Water:

Gargling with salt water can help provide relief to a sore or dry throat, in addition to helping sooth the larynx. Add about 1 teaspoon of sea salt to a cup of warm water and gargle the solution little by little. Do this a couple times a day.

 

Drink Ginger Tea:

Drinking fresh ginger tea is very beneficial for strep throat because ginger helps to soothe the inflamed mucus membranes. You can poor about a cup of boiling water over 8-10 slices of thinly sliced ginger root. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and strain the liquid. You can add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a little raw honey to the tea and drink this 2-3 times a day.

 

Chew Raw Garlic:

Chewing raw garlic, while it may add quite the garlicky scent to your breath, can help kill bacteria or viruses. After chewing the garlic slowly it is best to swallow it. If you don’t want to chew garlic, you can add a couple chopped garlic cloves to a jar with equal parts apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Shake the jar to mix up the content and let it sit on the counter for 4 hours. Then add a little bit of raw honey before placing it into the refrigerator. You can take 1-3 tablespoons of this solution every 6-8 hours until symptoms reduce.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Because apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties, it can be a beneficial treatment for strep throat. Mix two tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of raw honey in a half cup of water. To help yourself even more, add a few dashes of cayenne pepper to this concoction. Drink this twice a day until symptoms subside.

 

Get Some Rest:

Make sure to get plenty of rest if you have strep throat. Sleep is the body’s natural way of regenerating and rest will only aid the healing process. Rest is critical, so stay inside, lounge about, and let the body relax.

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    Q: My son has strep throat and I wanted to see what I can buy to help heal him naturally. I purchased some throat tea so far from the whole food store. I know in the past the doctor prescribed amoxicillin but I don't want to take that route anymore. Please advise. Thank you.

    A:

    I recommend the CHILDREN & INFANT EAR OIL EXTRACT .

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    Q: I am about one week into the 3-week FULL BODY DETOX, and I have developed an extremely sore throat, similar to the symptoms of strep throat. The pain is fairly constant during the day and is almost unbearable in the morning when I wake up. Should I get on antibiotics to clear it up or continue the detox?

    A:

    Sore throat only means your lymphatic system is inflamed there at your throat. Gargle with warm water and sea salt and drink licorice root tea or lobelia tea. Read the article â€HEALING CRISISâ€

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    Q: What herbs or which herbs is good to cure Strep Throat? Thank you

    A:

    Please read our article on "THROAT PROBLEMS" in our articles category. Thank you!

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    Q: I am a thirty-year-old female who recently went to the doctor. While at the doctor I told them that I had a fever and white pulse on the sides of my throat. They did not swab the doctor just looked at my throat and explained to me that my symptoms looked like that of strap throat. I am on amoxicillin 500mg 1pill every 8hrs. Is there something else natural that I can take instead of the drugs they have given me?

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    We strongly suggest you perform our 20 day Full Body Cleanse for your health issue. This kit can work wonders for you.

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    Q: I been have pain in my throat on the adams apple, and it feels like a line in there like something is out of place. Maybe it could be vein, and I can kinda feel it in the center of my chest.

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    It could be a goiter (possibly). It could also be a sign that you are not expressing yourself on a higher level. As well as the throat is the site of the 5th Chakra - the seat of communication and higher expression. Are you not expressing yourself - your higher truth, your principles? Your Thyroid gland could also be communicating with you for more Iodine. Recommended Dherbs.com products include Thyroid Formula, Iodine Phosphate, Electric Greens Cell Food, and 5th Chakra Elixir.

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    I approve of apple cider vinegar for health purposes. Some good stuff!

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    Please perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Please perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    I'm never pro surgery until everything natural has been done! First, experiment with an improved diet. Read our "Ear Problems" article for starters. Make sure to get a few ear coning sessions done.

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    No difference at all, Beloved! Even the boiled water becomes room temperature water. You're doing fine! Thank you for your words as well! Much appreciated! Peace and Love!

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    Q: Is sea salt and warm water a good natural laxative? If so how often do you recommend the use of sea salt for elimination? I was reading The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs and it gives this recommendation, along with drinking lemon water mixed with organic syrup and cayenne pepper. Is it safe to give myself an enema 2xs per day using a hot water bottle filled with fresh squeezed organic lemon and distilled water? Asking this because Bzod had me to listen to 88.3 today here in Cincinnati and the guy (Mike) was telling how he does this regularly and has great results.

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    Yes, sea salt in water is a mild laxative!

    You can do it as often as you FEEL the need to drink or take it. 

    You can also consume the Master Cleanse (cayenne, maple syrup, lemon juice) if you choose. You can drink this as much as you like depending on how you feel.

    And yes, you can perform enemas 2X a day! Enemas are very helpful for health!

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    Q: The tissue growth is at my 5th chakra in my throat. No one can see it but I can feel it, and I have not been to the doctor, I'm afraid of what they my say. My tears run constantly in my right eye, this has been going on for almost 2 years. I'm always wiping my eye. Now I have the puffiness under that eye. Puffiness is a whole other story!

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    Could be your kidneys, Beloved! The eyes correlate to the kidneys.

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    Q: My friend is always cold all over, and her throat hurts when she's on her period. She claims she may be anemic. Can you please help? What can we do to make her well?

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    2. In re Salad Dressing, an organic and natural one is great. You can also check our website for salad dressing recipes.

    3. The fiber pills are not part of the cleanse, so we wouldn't advise those. Fruit is you best choice of fiber so look into eating more papaya, mango, figs, etc. And yes, colonics (and enemas) would greatly help you - undoubtedly!

    4. You can do the Female Cleanse right after you finish detoxing. There's no need to wait!

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    Q: My question is what could be causing my puffy eyes? I've had them for probably 6 or 8 months now (maybe more). They sometimes will have a little darkness added to them. Sometimes I wake up and whatever side I've been laying on, that eye will be even more swollen than the other side, but they are usually the puffiest when I first wake up. Sometimes it looks like I've been bopped in the eye in my sleep. I've cut out a lot of the processed foods and stay away from sugars for the most part. I drink only water and juice once a day (5 carrots, 1 green apple, 1" ginger root, handful of parsley and 1/2 beet with greens. I get plenty of rest (although I've always had a hard time feeling rested) but not sure if the eyes have anything to do with rest. It seems more like it has to do with something else internally. What advice can you give and what supplements would you recommend. I'm currently taking your Multi-Vitamins and Minerals formula along with your VITAMIN B COMPLEX (which I love them both). Have been on them for about 1 1/2 weeks now I guess. I also take your CANDIDA BUSTER and the COLON FORMULA (I was having a problem with constipation for the past couple months, did some of your recommended enemas but for some reason my body still seems to get stopped up easily lately).

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    OUR â€EYE PROBLEMS†ARTICLE GOES OFF INTO MORE DETAIL ON THIS INQUIRY, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, WORK ON YOUR KIDNEYS AND CIRCULATION, BELOVED. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR CIRCULATION IS BEING CUT OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LIE DOWN OR SLEEP. DRINK PLENTY OF PARSLEY AND CUCUMBER JUICE. GOOD DHERBS.COM COMPOUNDS INCLUDE EYES FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, AND CIRCUL-AID FORMULA.