Home Remedy for Strep Throat Infections

By ~Brandy~ - 7:47 AM

Strep throat is a nasty bacterial infection that causes sore, swollen throat and tonsils, fever, headaches, chills, and it just plain sucks.

Over the years my kids have gotten it, shared it, passed it on, and shared it again and again. It's like it never wants to leave my house. Back in 2012 the kids passed it back and forth so many times the doctor asked if I wanted a bed in the back room so we could just live there. That was ridiculous and made me mad at the sickness. 
I decided that I was going on the search for something all natural to help them get rid of strep throat without using modern medicine. Strep throat is a bacterial infection- it is also a self limited illness that lasts about 5 days. 

Children are most likely to get this infection and is more serious for them than adults; so use wisdom when choosing to forgo antibiotics and using all natural remedies. 

One thing that I learned through lots of research; the human body can and will fight anything that comes into its system if given the chance. Including bacterial infections. 
**Again, use wisdom because sometimes we do need an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections (including strep throat)!

When our bodies have fever we are not to get RID of the fever but try to lower it a bit naturally. Once the fever is gone the bacteria or virus has free reign within our bodies because it is no longer fighting. The fever is taking care of the sickness in our bodies for us, so do not get rid of the fever while you are sick. Just make yourself or patient comfortable, drink lots of fluids!!

Another thing I learned is that antibiotics wreak havoc on your digestive system. Once your digestive system is damaged it can take weeks, months and sometimes years to correct it! Antibiotics are full of bacteria killing agents, which play its role in killing strep, but it also kills all the good bacteria that keep the immune system healthy. 

If you choose to take an antibiotic make sure you stock your refrigerator with tons of yogurt, or take a good probiotic, you will need it!

Instead of running to the doctor at the first sign of strep you can try these remedies first, allowing your body to fight it naturally. 

*First make up some chamomile tea sweetened with organic raw honey. This calms the tummy ache and allows it to rest a bit. The Organic raw honey {preferably local} has major antibiotic and antimicrobial properties that help fight the bacteria in the body that caused strep. 

*Buy a probiotic that has as many strains as possible, then blend this into cool applesauce. The probiotic will provide your gut with more good bacteria to help fight and kill off that bad bacteria. 

Finally, a recipe for the brave in heart. Kids might not like this so have them take it quickly.

1 T honey {pure, raw, organic and local}
1/4 t cayenne pepper
4 cloves of garlic {press through a garlic press}

Those are the proportions, but you will need more than that, so take four tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of cayenne pepper and sixteen pressed cloves of garlic, and mix that all together.  Take ½ teaspoon to one teaspoon of the formula every 30-60 minutes.

Do not wash it down - let the honey coat the throat. The cayenne brings the blood into the area thus promoting healing. 

How long does it take to get over strep throat with the standard medical procedure?  10 days.  This herbal remedy will generally help you get over strep throat in 24 hours.

You can also gargle warm salt water. This seems to also help with throat pain and my kids enjoy making those gargling sounds in the process!!
The salt also helps to clean away and debris, bacteria, or gunk on the tonsils which help speed up the healing process.

*This recipe is intended for adult use- please use good judgement and wisdom when administering to children.

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