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Natural Remedies to Cure Strep Throat

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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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