Top 10 Natural Home Remedies for Strep Throat to Kick off the Pain

In this article, we will discuss how to treat strep throat through natural home remedies. Strep throat is a contagious bacterial infection that is common in children of 5 to 15 years of age. It is caused by streptococcus pyogenes. The symptoms of strep throat include:

  • Sore and scratchy throat
  • Fever up to 101 degrees fare hike
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Pain in the throat, especially while swallowing
  • Yellow or white patches in the throat
  • Red spots of the hard or soft palate.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in throat and neck.
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

The above symptoms compel the victim to rush to a doctor. And a doctor prescribes painkillers and antibiotics. But when you have natural home remedies for strep throat why to depend on conventional drugs.

Below are 10 home remedies for strep throat that will not only alleviate the symptoms but also promote recovery.

Top 10 home remedies for strep throat that works fast

1. Apple cider vinegar– The healing properties of apple cider vinegar are no longer a hidden fact. It is antibacterial and also eliminates the toxins from the body. Besides this apple cider vinegar is rich in minerals and vitamins and promotes the body’s immune system.

How to use

Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water. Gargle with this several times in a few days.

You may also add 1 or 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water. Also add a teaspoon of honey to it. Mix the ingredients and drink this solution 2 times for a few days.

  1. Foods rich in vitamin C- Vitamin C is known to promote overall health. Along with any of the home remedies for strep throat also increase your intake of vitamin C to promote healing. Sources rich in vitamin C are citrus fruits, broccoli, guava, Indian gooseberries, green leafy vegetables and broccoli.
  2. Basil leaves- Holy basil leave is a medicinal herb with antibacterial properties. It is very effective in the case of any infection. We can also take it in the case of strep throat to ease the symptoms.

How to take

Wash a few basil leaves, Crush them and steep them in a cup of steaming water. After 15  minutes, strain the solution. Drink this before sleeping. You may also add a pinch of turmeric to the concoction to increase its effectiveness.

2. Wheat grass juice– Wheat grass juice is rich in chlorophyll and also possess antibacterial properties. Thus, it not only kills the bacteria, but also soothes the symptoms of strep throat.

What to do

Prepare a fresh juice of wheat grass. Add 2 tablespoons of it to a glass of warm water. Gargle with this solution 2 times in a day. Repeat this for a few days.

3. Garlic– Since ages garlic has been used to treat infections. So why to doubt its effectiveness in the case of strep throat. Being antibacterial garlic kills bacteria and on the other hand being anti-inflammatory it soothes the pain and sore throat. The high content present in garlic boosts the immunity and selenium, manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C enhances all over health.

How to take

Take a clove of garlic. Chew it raw or cut it in 2 halves and suck it like a candy. You may also make a DIY home remedy for strep throat where garlic is an important ingredient.

DIY home remedy for strep throat

Boil a glass of water in a pan. Add a teaspoon of crushed garlic, a pinch of cayenne pepper and one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder to it. Boil all ingredients for 2-3 minutes. Strain the mixture and drink it warm. Repeat this 2 times in a day.

4. Honey and lemon- Lemon contains vitamin C. As we have mentioned above vitamin C promotes all over health and checks the growth of bacteria. On the other hand, honey possesses natural healing property, eases inflammation and also keeps the throat moisturized.

How to take

Take a glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lime juice to it. Drink this solution 2 times in a day.

5. Peppermint– Peppermint contains methanol that acts and a natural analgesic and soothes the pain and sore throat. This makes it one of the effective home remedies for strep throat.

How to take

Steep a few leaves of peppermint in a glass of warm water.  After 15 minutes train the solution and drink it. Take this 2 times for a few days.

*Pregnant women, lactating mothers, infants, small children, diabetic and hypertensive patients should not be given peppermint.

6. Salt gargle– Gargle may seem a little old fashioned, but it is the best choice among all the home remedies for strep throat. Salt thins the mucus reduces pain and also kills the bacteria.

What to do

Take a glass of warm water. Add 2 a teaspoon of salt to it. Gargle with it several times in a day.

* If you suffer from high blood pressure better avoid it.

* Do not swallow the salt water or it may cause diarrhea.

7. Turmeric – Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. It reduces the swelling and alleviates pain.

How to take

Add turmeric to cooking.

Add a pinch of turmeric in a glass of toned and warm milk and drink it before sleeping.

You may also add a pinch of turmeric to a glass of warm water and gargle with it.

8. Chamomile tea– The analgesic properties of chamomile can be used to treat throat pain, headache, and fever. Also, this herb is anti-inflammatory and fastens the recovery.

How to take

Add a tablespoon of dried chamomile flower in a cup of steaming water. Steep for 15 minutes. Strain the concoction.  You may also add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Drink this solution 3 times for a few days.

As you can see there is a long list of home remedies for strep throat. So try any of them or combinations, but make sure to keep yourself hydrated and take a rest.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta

Professionally homeopathic physician and dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in a holistic approach to well-being and health.

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