Strep Throat, also known as Streptococcal pharyngitis is a common contagious disease characterized by fever, stomach pain, difficulty swallowing, swollen glands and red, enlarged tonsils caused by the group A Streptococci bacteria.
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Salt water gargles are a simple treatment primarily for the relief and prevention of allergies, sinus and respiratory infections, and dental health. Generally an at-home remedy, the solution can be quickly prepared by dissolving ½ teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar is fermented apple juice, containing health-benefiting acetic acid. Used by the Ancient Greeks as an antiseptic and historically as a disinfectant and food preservative, Apple Cider Vinegar contains antioxidant-rich polyphenols, which help neutralize free radicals, while reducing inflammation.
Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made from regurgitated flowering plant nectar that has ripened & evaporated within the beehive’s honeycomb. Honey has had a long association with humans. 4000 years ago, Egyptian hieroglyphics depict the story of a bee’s life, though it was the ancient Greeks who first used honey medicinally.
Elderberries are dark purple fruits of the European Elder or Sambucas tree. The tree’s flowers and berries are edible, but the antioxidant-rich fruits are toxic unless cooked. Native to Europe, Elderberry has been used for antiviral and immune-boosting effects in folk medicine for centuries.
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