Natural Remedies to Cure Strep Throat

Last Modified on Dec 24, 2014

Latent Strep Throat   0  0   

Posted by RJ (Nashua, New England) on 10/15/2007

I was surprised to learn that latent Strep. from Strep. throat can be dormant for years. Strep., not only linked with heart problems, Scarlet Fever or Rheumatic Fever, joint pain, etc., also has the capability to produce a ANA. It's important for a physician to differentiate a ANA from Lupus, or as a secondary symptom of dormant/latent Strep. Check w/physicians re: antibiotics for differentiation. Old days, Scarlett Fever/Rheumatic Fever was treated very different. Old days, treatments were different - like written in the older version of The Velveteen Rabbit. Rubella has similar difficulties - typical MMR shots cause problems for quite a few people. So always keep contact w/your physician!

Lemon   1  0   

Posted by Sam (Elgin, IL) on 02/24/2007

[YEA]  I may only be 11 but i have strep throat and it's really painful, so i was trying to find a temporary cure to the pain, and i tried this water with lemon and honey, and it worked! whoever invented this cure is trul brilliant!

Mouthwash   1  0   

Posted by Myra (Houma, LA) on 11/20/2006

[YEA]  This stuff cures a lot of things, even strep throat.

Multiple Remedies   2  0   

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx, Usa) on 12/09/2010

[YEA]  This is what I do when I or my kids get strep throat:
First, put the feet in very hot mustard water. Bathing at least to the knees, once or twice during the day. Put around the throat a flannel piece saturated in an equal combination of Mutton Suet, Spirits of Turpentine and Spirits of Camphor. Heat the oils on the stove, but not too hot - it might burn the body! About every two or three hours gargle the throat, one time with the Glyco-Thymoline and the next time with Listerine. Take an equal combination of Fletcher's Castoria and Syrup of Figs; about half a teaspoonful of each, every hour until there are full eliminations. Try this before going to a Dr. - it really works for me!

Posted by Tara (Grenada, Ms/usa) on 10/06/2010

I had strep throat on Aug 30 & went to the Dr. He put me on amoxil & gave me a rocephin shot. I ended up with strep again, went to the Dr on Sept 11 & was put on Augmentin with another rocephin shot. Oct 2 I started feeling the symptoms & it was a Saturday afternoon so I couldn't run to the Dr for more antibiotics plus did not want to since they were obviously not working. Read Ted's remedy along with the others. 3% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide was not available so I just sipped on a combination of 1 TB baking soda with 1/4 glass water(approx. 1 cup) like Ted recommends. Sipped for at least an hour every 5 minutes about 1 tsp per sip. I started this on Sunday morning. I could tell the strep was not getting worse but I still felt weak & achy. Throat really wasn't hurting that bad but wanted to attack aggressively since I have 4 children & my husband was leaving to go out of town for work. I dumped 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper at the back of my throat. I also cooked a tomato tea/soup with tomato sauce(15oz), lots of cayenne(approx 1 to 1/2 TB), 4-5 shakes of Worcestershire & a TB honey. Ate all of it but not all at one time. Some around 1pm then later that afternoon. I was feeling tired & took a nap(3 hours) Dumped another 1/8 tsp of cayenne that night. Monday morning sipped on baking soda/water for an hour because I was still a little weak but throat not too bad. Starting slowly feeling better throughout remedies but did not feel 100% until Tuesday. Drove to the next town on Tuesday to buy organic ACV & bought some Olive Leaf complex. Mixed 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed OJ with 1 TB organic ACV 'with mother' & 1 TB olive leaf & drank it. Within an hour an a half I detoxed!! I did not realize at the time but that night read the side effects of olive leaf complex. It would detox different people in different ways to get rid of microbes & toxins.

It is Wednesday now & I feel so good. Actually better than before I had strep. I think I was carrying the strep & not getting rid of it completely due to the toxins. I'm no expert just a guess. I'm so... Amazed! I've had strep so many times since I was kid & have ALWAYS went to the Dr for antibiotics for strep. I was lead to believe I had to take antibiotics to get rid of it since it was a bacterial infection. I really think the baking soda/water was the key in my case. I LOVE earth clinic & try to read every chance I get. THANKS TED & EARTH CLINIC. I have been telling everyone about this wonderful site!

Posted by Lisa (Boise, Idaho) on 02/19/2009

[YEA]  After reading the home remedies, I decided to try the Cayenne Pepper rinse. 1/8th of a tsp. Cayenne in a small half glass of warm water. It seemed to help and did not burn like I thought it would. I continued to read. Someone suggested pure Hydogen Peroxide. I thought, "Yeah, it will kill the germs!!" Gave that a whirl and although the pain is still there, swallowing is much more managable now. It doesnt feel like I'm swallowing a speed bump. I have had strep so often in my life, my doctor said that I am a "Carrier". I cannot give per say but if I come around with someone with Strep, I catch it like a magnet. That is great. I think next I'm going to try the Grapefruit Seed Extract. The person that wrote it said they have not been sick for 12 years... sounds good to me. Good luck all with the strep!!

Oregano Oil   2  0   

Posted by Jason H. (Paradise Valley, AZ) on 03/17/2008

[YEA]  I had strep throat last week and it was getting pretty bad with the pain. I tried gargling with ACV, drinking it with water, honey, cayenne pepper, etc. I even tried Amoxicillin from the doctor. Nothing helped me...until I tried Oil of Oregano. On Wednesday night, I took a couple doses and by Thursday morning, the pain was gone. Now, a week later, the strep is totally cleared. For me, this was the cure for my Strep. Oil of Oregano is great!

Posted by Harold (Virginia Beach, VA) on 01/22/2007

[YEA]  I don't know if you consider this a natural remedy or not, but oil of oregano has stopped strep-like sore throats very quickly for me and my wife. If it appears to be full-blown strep, I soak a cotton swab in oil of oregano and dab it directly on the inflamed area. If it's milder I can often place about 6 drops under my tongue and hold them until the mouth fills with saliva. I then gargle a bit to coat the back of the throat and swallow. The oil has a powerful burning taste but it has come through for us many times.

Oregano Oil, Colloidal Silver   1  0   

Posted by Saraht (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 08/18/2010

[YEA]  Oil of Oregano and Colloidal Silver spray cured my daughter's strep throat. I called my naturopath, who is also and MD, and he told me to use the colloidal silver and probiotics. I also added the oregano for safe measure. I dosed her just like "conventional" antibiotics, three times a day. Oil of Oregano - 1 capsule 3x a day (with food or it will upset the tummy!! )

Colliodal Silver (10 parts per million) spray to the back of the throat - 3x a day. Probiotics - 3x a day on a empty stomach.. At least 2 hours before or after the natural antibiotics.. Or it will render the probiotics ineffective. She was fever free within 2 doses, and sore throat free after the first day. I believe I kept her on the system for 7 days.

Word of caution - That man that turned blue from the silver spray?? He didn't use it like an antibiotic and took it every day for years. Don't do that! Use it like a medicine (only for bacterial infections) and only for 1 week at a time, and you will be fine. :)

Raw Honey, Silica   1  0   

Posted by Nonni (Cleveland, OH) on 04/25/2009

[YEA]  I had strep throat many years ago and tried fresh garlic, ACV gargle (this only made the throat feel worse), and liquid chlorophyll, among other natural remedies, without success. Then I asked at my health food store what to do and they suggested taking bee propolis (1) 500 mg. capsule 3 times a day with meals and drinking a tea called Throat Coat. They also suggested eating raw honey. I did follow everything they suggested, but it seemed to me that it was the raw honey that really cured it. I ate 1 Tablespoon straight off the spoon and swallowed it slowly a little at a time. I might have taken 3 Tablespoons throughout the day or possibly more. But raw honey was the one thing that immediately soothed the pain. I also took a dose of the cell salt Silica 3 times a day. It did take a few days to get over this, but each day there was an improvement. If I ever get strep throat again, I would rely on the raw honey and the Silica cell salts.

Salt Water Gargle   1  0   

Posted by Johnny (Glendale, California) on 03/04/2007

[YEA]  Salt and Water (Remedy): I have a sore throat remedy that i have used for many years now. It gradually reduces strep throat illnesses almost 100 percent of the time. I take one glass of water and i put an amount of salt in it (The amount of salt should be enough to taste like saltwater from a beach). I then gargle it for a couple of minutes, and I repeat the process often. You should see major results after the first time you do it, and complete recovery after a couple of days.

Steaming, Sage and Manuka Honey Tea   1  0   

Posted by Shino (Auckland, New Zealand) on 09/12/2008

[YEA]  i woke up in the middle of the night with such a sore throat i couldnt swallow my own saliva. i thought i was going to die the pain was intensifying so quickly...anyway, i think its strep throat (i have a dry cough, my ears and joints are also sore and i feel like i have a slight fever). this is different to your regular mucous-cough or flu-sore throat, where anything like cayenne pepper or vinager seems to only temporarily relieve it, and actually aggravate it slightly...

my partner came up with two remedies that helped ease the pain so that i could swallow and even doze off for a bit. the most helpful was making up a steam bowl. half fill a large bowl with boiling water and squeeze 1 or 2 lemons and 2 tablespoons of honey. place on table where you can sit with your head over it, and drape a towel over your head, covering the whole bowl so that you`ve got a mini sauna for your head. breathe the vapours in through your mouth. keep going until the steam stops - even if it`s really hot! i could already feel a huge difference after a minute, being able to swallow without my whole body tensing up! by far the best.

im also sipping on sage and manuka honey tea (active) right now which is soothing and infinitely easier to drink than water right now - 2t sage which you get at the supermarket and 2t honey and brew and strain it like tea.

if you are in desperate pain like i was last night, then letting some ice roll to the back of your mouth helps the pain to dull enough for it to be bearable for a temporary solution.

if you have a killer sore throat i am in total sympathy with you...i hope this helps

Tabasco Sauce   0  0   

Posted by Ashley (Houston, Texas) on 12/12/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  tabasco sauce

omg i did not think that this would work. have been dealing with strep throat for about 3 weeks now. the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me only worked when i was on the meds. So i decided to look on the web for home cures and came to this site. I needed something thaat worked fast because i have finals this week and i did not want to get anyone sick nor miss my finals. so i looked in my cabinet and i did not have any cayenne pepper so i did the tabasco sauce remedy and it worked. first i gargled with 5 drops of tabasco and a glass of water, swallowing a little in between. Then about 30 mins later took 1/2 a teaspoon of tabasco sauce and sipped on some hot tea with lime juice and honey. so far it helped cure about 15% but i just started it about 45 mins ago. I am going to continue taking the tabasco sauce it helped with the ear pain and cleared my sinuses in like 2 mins. i would recommend this to everyone.

Tea Tree Oil   1  0   

Posted by Havi (Auburn, CA) on 07/05/2008

[YEA]  I want to thank you for this website. I have come here countless times for remedies; they work every time! I am so thankful to have this valuable resource for free!!! The most recent remedy that I tried was Tea Tree Oil for strep throat. I have had strep twice in my life. The first time I went to the doctor and got a prescription. It took about 3 days for the pain to subside enough for me to be able to eat. The second time I got strep was a month ago. I drank small doses of Tea Tree Oil several times a day and was able to swallow the next day with almost no tenderness. For me, Tea Tree Oil works miracles for strep.

Replied by Aginto
Toronto, Ontario
Tea Tree Oil should NEVER be taken internally.

Manuka Honey is honey made by bees visiting the same plant where Tea Tree Oil comes from... So if you want something *internal*, you should be eating Manuka Honey. Tea Tree Oil is for *external* use only!

Ted's Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2007

Dear Ted, You seem quite knowledgeable on the topic of strep throat, I'm hoping you can help. My son 8yrs old is experiencing reoccurring strep throat and has had three rounds of antibiotics in the last two years. He has it again, today, and I've begun the cayenne pepper rinse, in addition to essential oil steams. He has red splotches on the back of his throat and only minor pain but he looks quite sick. I know the long-term risks of antibiotics and am determined to beat this. I came across a comment you made regarding alkalinity for strep (baking soda?). Should I just rinse his mouth/gargle a few times a day? Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. I am considering a constitutional remedy (homeopath consultation) since I heard it is possible he could be a carrier and when he gets run down will get it over and over. Thank you for any time you can give to this."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "You can do as many baking soda mouthwash rinse as you wish. When making a mixture, 1 tablespoon in 1/2 glass of water, should be a saturated solution enough, then add 3-6 drops of hydrogen peroxide 3% if possible. Do the mouthwash or sip very small amount so it FLOWS slowly down the throat (in amount of say 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon every 5 minutes - but try the 1/4 for a child. For an adult it is closer to like 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. If done for about 20 times, most of the pain should go away. Actually it is more like 10-15 times for me. The key is frequency of mouthwash rinse, and sipping that helps a lot.

Generally in a severe strep throat problem, I won't consider cayenne peppers. If you want to make a specialized mixture JUST only the mouthwash and no sipping, then add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, plus 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 3-6 drops of H2O2 3%. If accidental swallowing, will cause loose stools, but sometimes the body needs to clear of itself of toxic buildup in the stomach.

There are many formulas I have against the strep throat, but much of the problem is actually obtaining the needed materials. Baking soda is perhaps the easiest to find. To increase the body's resistance, and in event of such sickness, usually 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with a small squeeze of lime (such as 4 teaspoon) and some 1/4 glass of water and let the child drink that. Wait for the fizz to finish reacting for about 5 minutes. This will alkalize the blood to prevent the strep or virus from entering the bloodstream. Usually a biofilm is formed before a major cold is underway and sometimes adding 1-2 drops of iodine tincture helps breaks down the biofilm in a mouthwash situation, if that were the case, but yours may not be necessary. Drink plenty of warm green tea, WITHOUT SUGAR AND WITHOUT MILK is necessary. You can do a swishing of green tea, in the mouth with a slow sip every minutes a much as you wish for this. The green tea will kill some strep, and break up the biofilm too. However, I will keep this green tea after the maximum mouthwash and sipping has been reached. Adding a pinch of sea salt in the green tea may further help kill, but this is usually not necessary unless the strep is aggressive and this kills the strep by hyperosmolarity.

I am not against homeopathy, but sometimes they put the homeopathic remedies in sugar cubes. Those are not recommended since the sugar fuels the strep throat. Avoid homeopathy that uses sugar. Keep homeopathic medicines away from mobile phones, t.v., radiator and microwave, they tend to get destroyed."

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Replied by Erin
Evansville, In
I started feeling achy last Wednesday night, it is 6 days later. I experienced 2 days of extreme achiness and then a sore throat and cloudy head. I thought maybe it was just a severe sinus infection, until I woke up this morning and my throat was SO sore I could barely swallow. I looked in the mirror with a flashlight and it looked exactly like strep throat. I am positive that is what it is. So, I began my natural regimines, most of them gathered from this site, (except one). This first one, my Aunt told me about, I mixed less than an 8th of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper with distilled water and poured it into a nasal mister. I then sprayed it into both sides of my nose, sucking it far up into my nasal cavities. It burned a little but was totally worth the relief that came soon after, as my nose was pretty runny and just plain gross, getting very little success from blowing it. I then mixed cayenne pepper, with raw apple cider vinegar (the kind with the mother), and sea salt into a very warm water and gargled at least 10 times. I also mixed 5 drops of grapefruit seed extract into warm water and gargled that also.

I am not kidding when I say that 90% of the pain from my throat is gone, and was almost immediately! I am going to do these regimens again tonight before bed and see how I feel in the morning. I am so relieved and amazed at how much better I am feeling!! I must also add that I think the grapefruit seed extract was a really powerful agent in taking away the pain, swelling and the yucky taste in my mouth that comes from that wretched drainage. I was going to go to the local clinic tomorrow but I am going to wait and see how I am doing tomorrow. I will post an update.


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