Nature has given us so much of the good stuff, and there’s no need to drown yourself in antibiotics. In this article I give you the most efficient home remedies for strep throat infection. Use whatever works best for you, and you’ll be surprised with the power of nature.
Simple remedy for strep throat infection
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine the ingredients in a small jar, and stir well. Take a teaspoon of the remedy every hour. Don’t worry about the garlic, because you also have honey.
- Decent rest
Getting a proper rest is of essential importance. Don’t spend your energy for nothing. This infection takes days to disappear. Rest throughout the day, and avoid using your electronic devices.
- Stay away from alcohol and cigarettes
Your throat is sore, so be careful, cigarette smoke and alcohol will irritate even more. Deep-fried and processed foods are definitely something you should avoid. Don’t spend your day in a closed room filled with cigarette smoke. Take care of your health.
- Use honey and black pepper
You’ve probably used this before. If not, now is the real time to trust your grandmother. Add a pinch of black pepper to a tablespoon of honey, and let it melt in your mouth. This will coat your throat, and the pain will disappear within a few minutes.
- Warm drinks
Make yourself a nice cup of tea, and enjoy it sip by sip. Herbal teas are great for your weakness and fatigue. White and green tea are amazing, too. Use whatever tea that comes to your mind.
- Ginger tea
It’s tasty, efficient, and healing. Mince the ginger, and boil it for 5 minutes. Strain, and let it cool slightly. Sweeten with honey for an extra healthy kick.
- Cayenne pepper
It may be hot, but your infection requires powerful remedies. Cayenne pepper relieves pain, so the following recipe will be of great help for you:
Add honey and cayenne pepper to a glass of warm water. You can adjust the amount to our liking. Stir, and enjoy your warm drink.
- Steam inhalation
Steam clears sinuses and nasal passages. Add your favorite essential oil as well, and a few drops will do the trick. Use peppermint, eucalyptus, oregano, hyssop, thyme or juniper berry essential oil. Cover your head with a towel, and inhale. Steam inhalations will help you feel better, and relieve any congestion.
- Green matcha tea
Antioxidants in matcha tea reduce inflammation and boost immunity. Drink it to flush out toxins, and relieve your condition. Try moringa oleifera, because it is also recommended for this purpose. For optimal results, add it to our warm drinks.
- Licorice root
It’s an amazing pain reliever, and you need that for your condition. Add it to a cup of warm water, and gargle. Sucking on a sugar-free licorice root candy can also help you.
- Slippery elm
It’s a common traditional remedy. Add it to warm water, and you will soon notice that is has turned into gel. Slippery elm supplements are also good. Open the capsule, and add the content to a glass of water. The gel will soothe your pain.
- Marshmallow root
It’s as powerful as slippery elm when it comes to treating throat infections, and they look pretty similar, too.
Stir dried slippery elm to a cup of hot water, and sip your tea.
- Apple cider vinegar
The best comes at the end. Always use diluted apple cider vinegar. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar to half a cup of warm water. Gargle. You can also add 102 teaspoons to a cup of water, and drink it throughout the day.
Of course, this works for those who can handle the taste. Use organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, and buy products that come packed with “the mother.”