What Helps Strep Throat

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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Natural Remedies That May Help Strep Throat

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Drink Warm Liquids


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Salt Water Gargles

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.


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Apple Cider Vinegar

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.


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Honey

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. 


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Humidifier


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Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as Purple Coneflower or Echinacea purpurea, is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Native to North America and an integral component of Native American medicine, it is known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing properties. 


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Elderberry

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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