I have had sickness in our home this past week. So many of these ideas are very fresh on my mind. I am so grateful for "alternative" healing. They really help you feel better!
Strep Throat: This is nothing to mess around with. It can lead to further health complications if not treated and eliminated. That being said, antibiotics are NOT the ONLY way. Treat it naturally with KNOWN ways to get rid of it, for good. Here are 4 ways. Take your pick. We usually do a combination of them to get it gone for good, quickly.
1) Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. Gargle with a mixture of 1/2 cup warm water and 1 TBSP of the Raw Apple Cider Vinegar every 30 minutes for a day during the waking hours. When gargling with this mixture, be sure to get it right on the back of your throat and let a tiny bit trickle down. This is for kids (and adults) who are old enough to handle it.
2) Collodial Silver. We take 1/2 teas every 3 hours for 2 days. Do the research yourself. This is a natural anti-biotic without all the negative side effects.
3) Cayenne Pepper. Gargle with a mixture of 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 teas. of cayenne pepper being sure to not get it on your lips. (It will burn if you get it on your lips, so be careful!) You only need to do this a couple times a day for a couple days.
4) DoTerra Essential Oils has a blend called "On Guard" that shows in studies it kills the streppococcas bacteria.We diffuse it into the air of the room we are in.We put a drop in a large quart size cup and drink on that. You can also mix it with a carrier oil like coconut, almond or olive oil. Rub it on the throat area and glands under the jaw bone. We also rub this on the area around the base of your big toe. I recommend doing some research on Reflexology. I own several books on this and it is amazing!
Other Tips: AVOID SUGAR, DAIRY, ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUITS when you have a sore throat as they can aggravate the condition. Use soft foods. I recommend healthy, nourishing foods like creamy oatmeal & cream of wheat for breakfast; broth soups and green leafy salads for dinner.
I don't recommend the typical throat lozenge they sell in the over the counter area at the grocery stores. Most of them have sugar, corn syrup, cane sugar, granulated sugar, fructose, or other forms of sugar as their main ingredient. If you want to have something to sooth your sore throat, I recommend some tea with licorice root, echinicea or other immune boosting herbs. A brand we enjoy around here is called "Traditional Medicines." Or you can buy them in bulk, typically for cheaper and my brother just told me that they last for about 7 years making them an excellent choice for home storage and emergency preparedness. You can also buy "On Guard" throat lozenges.
Once the throat is feeling better, be sure to continue eating healthy and limit sugar intake. Build up your immunity with known builders.
Wash hands often.