We don’t need to know the proper medical term to know that strep throat can be brutally painful. Once this bacterial infection invades your throat, the highly contagious Streptococcus launches a full blown assault. Besides causing severe throat pain, it can also lead to other complications.
The first line of defense is normally a prescription for antibiotics. But there are also a few home remedies that are beneficial in reliving symptoms and stabilizing your immune system.
In today’s video we will discover natural ways to guard ourselves from this infection and obtain soothing relief.
1. Vitamin D
One ally to the immune system is Vitamin D. A recent report by the International Journal of Infectious Diseases states Vitamin D deficiency can lead to recurring respiratory ailments.
2. Herbal Tea
Chamomile tea is a powerful drink brimming with antioxidants that have the ability to reduce pain, congestion and swelling. Dandelion tea treats the infection while also providing a boost to your immune system.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Therapeutic apple cider vinegar contains a secret weapon: acetic acid. Drinking a small amount of this anti-bacterial liquid can help promote healing.
4. Himalayan Salt
Mixing pink Himalayan salt in warm water can produce a potent gargling solution. While you gargle, this solution will quickly get to work and temporarily increase the pH balance inside your mouth. Any bacteria has a difficult time surviving in such an alkaline environment.
5. Peppermint Oil
The menthol contained in peppermint oil creates a blissful cooling sensation in the throat. Try adding 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil to your glass of water. For topical uses, you may also want to drop 1 or 2 drops directly on your throat, chest and temples.
6. Raw Honey
The thick glaze-like texture can gently coat your throat and provide relief. Loaded with antibacterial properties, raw honey is one way to boost a weakened immune system due to strep.
7. Bone Broth
Until you are ready to eat regular food again, why not sip on a savory cup of bone broth? It will also keep you hydrated. This unique health-boosting liquid contains minerals including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Acting as your personal army of defenders, they flood your ailing body with nutrients that will help restore your immune system.
Another overlooked tea can be useful when you have a strep throat: Elderberry tea. You can drink it or take it in a capsule or powder form.
9. Lemon Oil
Besides adding zest to food and beverages, lemon oil is also an agent that can cleanse your body from toxins. It’s been credited with inhibiting the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. Simply add 1 or 2 drops to your glass of water, or herbal tea.
10. Oil Pulling
If you love the taste of coconut, this may be one home remedy you wish to try first. Swishing 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil for about 10 minutes can detox your mouth and create a germ-free environment. After swishing vigorously, spit, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth.
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