Natural remedy for Strep throat?

Does anyone have any success with using natural remedies for Strep Throat? Please give details. I already know I can see a doctor, that is not what I am asking here.


  • Alex F

    Gargle hydrogen peroxide. It works really well. Really
    I also use it for sore throats and being sick.
    Just don’t swallow it (theres a whole health practice aroundt that, but if you want to do it, you have to buy 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide, and then dillute it to less than 1%).
    I’m not sure if this counts as a "natural remedy", but the naturopaths basically endorse alternative health/non conventional medicine, and the oxygen therapies fall under that bubble.
    Techincally peroxide is basically natural since your body produces it to kill bacteria anyhow.

    Hopefully your strep throat is light enough that gargling H2O2 will kill it, but otherwise you might need to use more drastic methods (like swallowing it, or seeing a doctor).

  • Iris the Librarian

    Strep is a serious infection that can get out of hand and go to other parts of the body if not treated by a medical doctor. In my son’s case, he has a heart murmur. If he ever gets strep in his heart,it will kill him.

    This is not a condition to treat with home remedies. See your doctor.

  • Brice H.

    Strep is essentially incurable by any medicine anyway…

    What’s actually fighting it is your anti-bodies.
    The only thing medicine ever does to help cure a virus, is boost your anti-bodies.

    Lay low and drink plenty of fluids of course…
    but also be sure to eat eat eat as best as possible.

    Potassium can help greatly as well, as it increases the activity in your blood stream and metabolism.

    Give your cells and body plenty of energy to work from.

  • natural remedies: take antibiotics
    location of antibiotics: doctor’s office

  • Because strep (if it is really strep) is a highly contagious bacteria which can be diagnosed only by a lab test and can have major complications I don’t recommend do it yourself treatment of something you are pretty sure is strep. Symptoms would include very sore throat and probably sore ear passages, high fever, often visible patches on throat and mouth tho these can have other causes.

    For normal sore throat (and certainly OK to try if you are not terribly sick). Tea with rosehips and camomile. Celestian seasonings makes several or you can get a less commercial version in health food stores. If you choose to make your own add a bit of mint for flavor balence and to keepyour tummy settled. Vitamin C. The rose hips have that but your body needs more. Mega doses. Echinacea and bluegreen algea are both "natural antibiotics" that work by strengthening your immune system. Cranberries help too and here you want real cranberries or extract in tab or capsul form not cranberry juice cockytail if you are going for high doses because the corn syrup in the cocktail will raise blood sugar to a state that will help bacteria grow in many people. Good old fashioned chicken soup with lots of celery and parsley (or cillentro) and onions can actually help too. If you have fever you can be a purist and use salix (willow) or the much cheaper and equally effective plain old asprin. Note that neither salix nor asprin is recommended for children these days because of possible complications. It is generally recommended to avoid dairy products when ill though yogurt with active yogurt culture can be helpful.

    All this said if you are sure you or who ever you are asking for have strep or if you / they have a very high fever you need antibiotics. That really does mean a doctor. If you need antibiotics you need yogurt with active yogurt bacteria to keep the antibiotics from killing off the beneficial bacteria in your tummy that digests food.

  • Track1

    We use Colloidal Silver spray, directly on the throat (kills germs and bacteria). You can find it in most health food stores. Also, take Elderberry extract to boost your immune system. Garlic is also good to eat or take the gel caps (has mild antibiotic and cleansing effects).
    Hope you feel better!

  • hwa g

    Just gargle Listerine pure hold it for a few minutes. Try every fiteen minutes until you feel better. Just try.

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